Study Guides and Lesson Plans for "
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Newbery Award Winner
About The Witch of Blackbird Pond by
Elizabeth George Spear:
Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment
she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. Alone and desperate,
she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a
family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true
to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give
up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit"s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by
the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately
forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.
Elizabeth George Speares Newbery Awardwinning novel portrays a heroine whom readers
will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
The Witch of Blackbird Pond : A Unit Plan (Litplans on CD)
Complete lesson plans for teaching The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Includes
introduction to the unit, unit objectives, reading assignments, unit outline, study
questions (short answer), study/quiz questions (multiple choice), vocabulary worksheets,
daily lessons planned, related nonfiction reading assignment, oral reading evaluation,
biographical info about the author, three detailed writing assignments (inform, persuade,
personal opinion), vocabulary review games & activities, unit review games &
activities, at least one group activity assignment, discussion questions on all levels
(factual, critical, interpretive, personal response), 2 short answer unit tests, 2
multiple choice unit tests, 1 advanced short answer unit test, unit and vocabulary
crossword puzzles, unit and vocabulary extra worksheets & games, bulletin board ideas,
ready-to-copy student materials, answer keys, and more!
CD-ROM: 133 pages
ALSO, puzzle books that match the lessons in this manual:
Puzzle Pack: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Puzzle Pack: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Print Copy)
A Guide to Using THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND in the Classroom
This resource is directly related to The Witch of Blackbird Pond and filled
with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the
book. This reproducible book presents an exciting approach to teaching well-known
literature! It includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas,
cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas
for culminating and extending the novel. 48 pages.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Study Guide
Easy-to-use, reproducible lessons on literary terms, comprehension and analysis,
critical thinking, Christian related scriptural principles, vocabulary,
activities, plus a complete answer key. 56 pages.
(See all the CD-ROM Christian Literary Book Guides from Progreny Press)
Also by Elizabeth George Spear:
The Sign of the Beaver
A Newbery Medal Honor Book
The Sign of the Beaver Study Guide