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Reading Comprehension: The Education of Little Tree

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‘Gramma said when you come on something good, first thing to do is share it with whoever you can find; that way, the good spreads out where no telling it will go. Which is right.’

Little Tree narrates his own story, the tale of a unique upbringing in the near-wilderness in the 1930’s with his Cherokee grandparents as loving teachers.

‘The Education of Little Tree’ by Forrest Carter is a book that many readers turn to again and again. It is suitable for students age 11 and up who are ready to read about a time and lifestyle that differ from their own, and are able to take an interest in larger, challenging themes of life (the passage of time, spiritual beliefs, the natural world, money and government affairs, history, etc.)

This eBook contains reading comprehension sheets to go with the novel. (Still protected by copyright, the book must be purchased or borrowed separately.) For each chapter there are three short assignments:

1)      to summarize a lesson learned from the chapter

2)     to examine the language used in the chapter

3)     to explain how a suggested ‘main theme’ is relevant to the chapter.

WARNING: Parents should read this book first! Mature themes such as drinking alcochol, the use of swear words, and criticism of religion are addressed in the story.

Canadian Winter Homeschool Materials include both English and French materials (the two official languages of Canada). These materials may be of interest to homeschoolers who are looking for non-religious and non-American content. Our methods are simple and old-fashioned; it is presumed that a parent will help the student to use the material. Canadian spelling is used in general. Many thanks to my homeschooled daughter, Marlene, for her great ideas, and my husband, Pierre, for his support and love!

 
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Leslie N March 03, 2015 3:37 pm UTC
Forrest Carter was also a former Klansman, not a Cherokee Indian. Major deal breaker for me.
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File Last Updated:
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This title was added to our catalog on January 03, 2015.