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Bridge to Terabithia: Library Lessons
Foreshadowing, flashbacks, and imaginary places are the three topics of focus in this two-lesson packet written especially for the book, Bridge to Terabithia. Each lesson also comes with worksheets and activities to support student engagement and learning. These lessons and activities are fun, make connections to other texts, and are very appropriate for learners in fifth through seventh grade.
Bridge to Terabithia Study Questions and Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 13 short answer and essay questions about Katherine Patterson's Bridge to Terabithia. Students may check some of their answers online.
Bridge to Terabithia Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Katherine Patterson's Bridge to Terabithia. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Bridge to Terabithia
Students read Katherin Paterson's novel, Bridge to Terabithia and participate in a variety of enrichment activities. Lesson provides study questions for each chapter of the novel.
Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction
Predict what will happen next in Katherine Paterson's book, Bridge to Terabithia. After discussing the steps used to make a prediction as a class, provide some guided practice and then allow individuals to make predictions based on their reading. Share as a class to wrap up the lesson. Example notes are available with a free membership at the hosting website.
Fifth graders read to find the purpose of a piece of writing. They explore the theme of Bridge to Terabithia through events in the story. Furthermore, they consider how they would find a theme and examine a new text for its theme.
Do You Have Character?
Sixth graders read Katherine Paterson's novel, Bridge to Terabithia, and watch a video of Maurice Sendak's book, Where the Wild Things Are. They examine the characters in both stories that share similar characteristics. Students use the labels "static" and "dynamic" when considering the characters from the stories.
Identifying Plot Conflicts
Fifth graders read Katherine Paterson's book, Bridge to Terabithia, and find two plot conflicts in chapters 5 and 6. In this plot conflicts lesson plan, 5th graders identify the conflicts of character vs. character and character vs. self.
Language Arts: Visualizing Comprehension
Fourth graders discover how to use mental images during reading. They read Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and draw pictures of their visualizations. Next, 4th graders read the first chapter of The Bridge to Terabithia and describe what the picture in their minds.
Bridge to Terabithia
Students explore scenes from Katherine Paterson's book, Bridge to Terabithia. In this visualization lesson, students listen to the story read aloud. The students then choose words and phrases that paint a picture in their heads. Students create drawings that express their view of the scene.
Bridge to Terabithia
In this learning exercise on Katherine Paterson's book, Bridge to Terabithia, students explore the themes of the novel as they respond to discussion questions regarding chapters 3 and 4.
Bridge to Terabithia: Visualizing to Optimize Comprehension
Good readers visualize. And in our image-rich culture it is imperative that children are provided with opportunities to practice this important skill. A selection from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson, are among the resources suggested here to use for visualization practice. Pupils listen to the text and then draw what they see in their mind’s eye.
Bridge to Terabithia
Students read Katherine Paterson's book, A Bridge to Terabithia, and select small groups to complete a project based on a chapter of the book. They create a story web for the chapter, summarize it, design a brochure or advertisement, build a diorama, and act out a scene from the chapter.
Textual Analysis Lesson: Boys vs. Girls: It's Not Just in Your Head
The main characters in Bridge to Terabithia do no quite live up to their gender expectations. Explore this idea with a reading passage called "Boys vs. Girls: It's Not Just in Your Head." Included in the plan are detailed instructions for how to read and mark the text. The text and accompnaying questions are in the student packet, which is accesible when you log in. Signing up for this site is free.
How do you that you are reading a realistic fiction story? Help your pupils discover the answer to this question by providing a series of situations for them to relate to and analyze. The lesson is meant as a build-up to Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson, but could be used before a study of any realistic fiction piece. Materials are available with a free account.
Bridge To Terabithia
Pupils complete pre-reading, writing, and post reading activities for Katherine Paterson's book, Bridge to Terabithia. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, partake in discussions, and more.
Fifth graders discuss the variety of feelings and emotions they may experience when someone or something dies. They identify emotions they have experienced and examine how experiencing a wide range of feelings is normal after the loss of someone.
Character and Relationship Changes
Fifth graders read a text and provide examples of why the characters in the book had a change in their relationship. In this character lesson plan, 5th graders write about the relationship in the beginning of the story and in the end of the story.
Friendship and Death
Fourth graders share their thoughts and feelings about friendship and death and connect them with those of the characters in the book, The Bridge to Teribithia. They complete a friendship picture book and write a letter as one of the characters from the book.
Learners explore relationships between story characters. In this story elements and reading comprehension lesson, students generate character traits of the characters in Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson. Learners describe positive and negative features of the character relationships in the book. Students examine the relationship between Jess and Leslie independently and create a "friendship bridge" as a graphic organizer for character descriptions.