Here are six worksheets and activities for use before, during, and after reading The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. There are a variety of individual, small-group, and whole class activities in this set.
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What Do You Think?: Anticipation Guide
This anticipation guide asks students to think about ideas presented in the novel before they begin and then again after they finish the novel. One Page.
Character Affiliations Chart and Key
This chart helps students keep track of the affiliations (and changing affiliations) of the characters in The Blue Sword. One Page.
Who Are They?: Character Descriptions Activity
This chart helps organize observations and understanding of the main and secondary characters in The Blue Sword for later analysis and review. Three Pages.
Figures of Speech Activity
This worksheet asks students to interpret figures of speech from The Blue Sword. One Page.
Post-Chapter 10 Reflection Questions
This five-question worksheet asks students to reflect upon and analyze what they have read, the characters, and the story at approximately the half-way mark of The Blue Sword. Students respond in paragraph (mini essay) form. Two Pages.
Four Writing Activities
A mix of creative and analytical writing, these four writing activities vary in length and focus. They can be used individually or as a group. Teacher copy and printable student copies provided. Three Pages.
Notes and Suggestions for the Teacher
Provided for each activity and worksheet.
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