Study Guides and Lesson Plans for
About The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings:
Pulitzer Prize Award Winner
In this classic story of the Baxter family of inland Florida and
their wild, hard, satisfying life, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings has written one of the great
novels of our times. A rich and varied story - tender in its understanding of boyhood,
crowded with the excitement of the backwoods hunt, with vivid descriptions of the
primitive, beautiful hammock country, with humor and earthy philosophy - The Yearling
is a novel for readers of all tastes and ages. Its glowing picture of life that is far and
refreshingly removed from modern patterns of living becomes universal in its revelation of
simple courageous people and the abiding beliefs they live by. Winner of Pulitzer Prize in
1938, The Yearling was made available the following year in a special edition
illustrated by the distinguished American artist, N.C. Wyeth.
A Guide for using THE YEARLING in the Classroom
This resource is directly related to The Yearling 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 Yearling 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)
Understanding Great Literature - The Yearling
This rich collection of historical documents, collateral readings, and commentary
captures the essence of the impact of The Yearling, making it an ideal resource
for students, teachers, and library media specialists. Study questions, project ideas, and
bibliographies are also included for ease of use in further examination of the issues
raised by the novel. The author is Professor of English at the University of Alabama,
where she chaired the English Department for 12 years.
Hardcover, 248 pages.
For the millions of readers raised on The Yearling, here is the story of
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's experiences in the remote Florida hamlet of Cross Creek, where
she lived for thirteen years. From the daily labors of managing a seventy-two-acre orange
grove to bouts with runaway pigs and a succession of unruly farmhands, Rawlings describes
her life at the Creek with humor and spirit. Her tireless determination to overcome the
challenges of her adopted home in the Florida backcountry, her deep-rooted love of the
earth, and her genius for character and description result in a most delightful and
heartwarming memoir. Originally published in 1942.
SEE ALSO: Cross Creek Cookery
- First published in 1942, Cross Creek Cookery was compiled by Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the request of readers who wanted to
recreate the luscious meals described in Cross Creek. Lovers of down-home cooking
will treasure the recipes for Grits, Hush-Puppies, Florida Fried Fish, Orange Fluff, and
Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie. For more adventuresome palates, there are such unusual
dishes as Minorcan Gopher Stew, Coot Surprise, Alligator-Tail Steak, Mayhaw Jelly, and
Chef Huston's Cream of Peanut Soup. Spiced with delightful anecdotes and lore, Cross
Creek Cookery guides the reader through the rich culinary heritage of the deep tidal
South with a loving regard for the rituals of cooking and eating.
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