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    Literature Circle Guide: Bridge to Terabithia

    Literature Circle Guide: Bridge to Terabithia

    by Tara McCarthy

    This one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles, based on Katherine Patersons Bridge to Terabithia, shows you how to organize small discussion groups that work! Includes stimulating questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the authors craft, and respond meaningfully to the text - all of which meet state and national language arts standards. 32 pages.

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    Scholastic Book Guides: Bridge to Terabithia

    Scholastic Book Guides: Bridge to Terabithia

    Teaching with trade books is effective and manageable with Scholastic Book Guides—each guide has everything teachers need to build important skills for successful instruction in reading. Guides include:
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Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Katherine Paterson

Illustrator: Donna Diamond

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Classics, Realistic Fiction

Confronting and Resolving Fears, Death, Grief, Loss, Friends and Friendship, Cleverness, Creativity and Imagination

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Free Teaching Resource: Bridge to Terabithia Audiobook Lesson

In this classic novel, fifth grader Jesse Aaron's dreams of becoming the fastest runner in his class are dashed when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns everybody, even him. But Jess and Leslie begin a friendship, and soon they discover a magical kingdom in the forest, where they reign as king and queen. The friendship between young Jess and Leslie grows as they meet in Terabithia — their secret hiding place — and only ends with the tragic death of one of them.

Set in contemporary rural America, "the story is one of remarkable richness and depth, beautifully written". — The Horn Book

1978 Newbery Medal winner; ALA Notable Children's Books of 1976–1980.

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