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by Sharon Creech
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Here is your Resource Pathfinder for Block’s All School Book.
About the Author
Meet Sharon Creech
Scholastic's Introduction to Sharon Creech
Study Guides/Discussion Questions
Spark Notes Study Guide
Extensive, in depth novel treatment
SCORE Teacher's Guide
Five fun student activities
An Integrated Teacher's Guide
A lesson plan for grade 8 information skills, English language arts, and mathematics
Stepping Through Walk Two Moons
ALA’s BookLinks online site. Discussion questions and more links
The Literary Link
Ten discussion questions
Carol Hurst's Walk Two Moons Guide
Links to many more Internet resources
Quia Interactive Vocabulary Game
Glencoe Literature Library Study Guide
Download the PDF file for an extensive guide
A quest to create a powerpoint presentation of Sal’s trip. Includes science, geography, math, history, and English
Created for seventh graders, this quest includes exploring the historical sites of the novel, examining Sal’s emotions and revelations about herself, and learning about the Newberry Award and the author.
“Road Trip!” A fifth grade level quest, emphasizing math, including the average gas prices for Sal’s journey.
A professional review
Talk It Up! Book Talk Guide
Nice guide for a book club
A seventh grade class posts their reviews. Great models for writing reviews
Two students discuss the book.
The following fiction book titles are related in some way to Walk Two Moons and are available in our library. Students could read them for enrichment or extension. * indicates there is a Reading Counts quiz available.
Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voight
Part of the Tillerman trilogy, this book portrays how Dicey deals with life without her mother and adjusts to her grandmother. Like Salamanca, she ultimately comes to accept her mother’s life and death.
The Edge of Next Year by Mary Stolz
A thirteen year old boy copes with the death of his mother in a car accident.
The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter.*
A young boy is captured by the Lenni Lenape Indian tribe at age four. Now, at 15, the tribe must return him to his white family. “True Son” struggles with his identity and searches for his true family, as does Salamanca. There is an interesting contrast between Native American and white culture, which Salamanca also notices.
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant*
Twelve year old Summer and her uncle go on a journey to deal with the death of her aunt, who has raised her.
Sometimes I Don’t Love My Mother by Hila Colman
Seventeen year old Dallas must cope not only with her own grief when her father dies, but the depression of her mother as well.
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan by Mary Pope Osborne*
Part of the Dear America diary series, this journal chronicles the ordeal of Catharine and her younger brother Thomas, who are kidnapped by an Indiana tribe. There is a similar search for family, struggle for identity, and contrast between two cultures.
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Cole, a teenager who loses his temper and erupts in violence, is banished to Alaska to survive as part of the native American Circle Justice system. His native American survival skills and an encounter with a “Spirit Bear” change his life.
Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Jim Keath has run away to live as a Crow Indian for six years, but returns to his white family when his parents die.
Non-fiction sources will be available also. They are currently being used by the 8th graders for their research paper.
Other books by Sharon Creech:
Love That Dog: A boy surprises himself when he discovers he can write poetry.
Ruby Holler: A brother and sister, victims of abuse at their many foster homes, finally find a home (or do they)?
Motion Picture Analysis Worksheet
This is a worksheet students can use to critically evaluate movies.
The following videos are available in our library:
“A History of Native American Indians of North America.” 30 minutes.
“Keeping the Promise.” Based on the Newbery Honor novel The Sign of the Beaver, the movie relates how a thirteen-year old is left to protect the family claim while the father leaves to get the rest of the family. When the father is detained by an epidemic, the Penobscot Indians help Matt to survive.
“Pocahontas – Her True Story.” A&E Biography.
“Wind Runner.” It takes Huck, a wise Native American, to help Greg Cima let go of his anger and forgive his father, who is in prison in their small town.
Created by Susan Sandor
Library Media Specialist
March 11, 2005
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