The Invention of Wings is another great novel by Sue Monk Kidd!
This set includes the following:
30 Question Reading Guide with at least one question from each chapter. Each question is worth 3 points with one final drawing/explanatory question at the end worth 10 points.
Summary of each chapter. This book does not have many summaries on the Internet, and I find it difficult to remember which chapters certain details came from since there are so many small chapters in this book. Using this summary, you can easily find which chapter you want to refer to or discuss with your students.
I have also included a tip to keep all of these small chapters straight. I found that as I was making lessons for this book the same titles for each chapter made it difficult to keep them straight, so I propose a solution for that in this packet.
Sample Summary for First Chapter:
Handful's mother tells Handful about the slaves in Africa that could fly like blackbirds. Each morning Handful and other slaves must gather to hear daily devotions from the mistress of the house. Handful has learned some Bible verses but uses them to be funny and sarcastic. Aunt-Sister is the cook, and Tomfry is the butler. Handful's assigned name from the master is Hetty, but her basket name given to her by her slave mother is Handful. Charlotte, Handful's mother whose basket name is Summer, is an awesome seamstress, but the mistress won't let her sew things for others because the mistress wants to keep Charlotte's skills all to herself. The mistress is especially adamant that the slaves not steal, be disobedient, be lazy, or be noisy. Charlotte steals taffy, fabric, and thread from time to time. She even takes a thimble she declares will be Handful's one day. Charlotte's favorite pastime is making quilts and putting triangles on them in the shape of blackbirds. Handful and Charlotte live in a space over the carriage house in the stable.
Sample Questions for the First Chapter:
1. How do you already know from the very first section titled "Hetty Handful Grimke" that Handful fits Hetty quite well?
2. Why are blackbirds significant to Charlotte?
3. What are the 4 slave sins that the mistress detests according to Hetty?