This is a custom-made packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 5-8 who are reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (2017 Newbery Award). The pages appear in black & white to reduce copying expenses. Resources provided in this packet are vocabulary lists with definitions that can be used with teacher directed games/activities and student bookmarks that can be used by students to note unfamiliar vocabulary as they read. Also, discussion questions are provided for use with students after reading the book.
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon in a NUTSHELL:
The Protectorate has a yearly ritual of sacrificing its youngest child to satisfy the angry witch who rules the woods and who, in return (or so the town believes), leaves the residents to live in peace. But, with the loss of a baby each year, the entire town lives in sorrow as they go about their daily routines, believing their sacrifice has made them safe. Little do they know that their sorrow is feeding a monster. And meanwhile, Xan the witch rescues each star child and finds it a happy home on the other side of the woods. One child, whom she accidentally enmagicks with moonlight, Xan cannot bear to give up and thus decides to raise as her grandchild.
This story is written like a classic fairy tale…though it has even more twist and turns and suspense, a complicated plot, and contains some challenging vocabulary. It will provide all the intrigue that a student in grades 5-8 can possibly hope for. It is thrilling but also warm. It is magical in every sense of the word. It is a tale of love and family; of grief and blind loyalty; of love and forgiveness; good and evil; strength and weakness.
2017 Newbery Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016
KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016