The Cross of Lead, At the Edge of the World, and The End of Time

A fan of Ari's Crispin trilogy? Here is a packet that contains study guides for all three Crispin novels: The Cross of Lead, At the Edge of the World, and The End of Time.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use Crispin: The Cross of Lead as a whole-class reading and the sequels as book circle or independent reading choices
  • Ask groups to research in more depth the key ideas and issues listed
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider the maturity level of your class members when discussing Crispin's illegitmacy
Pros

  • Each study guide includes a plot summary, background information about key issues and ideas, discussion questions, and a list of writing activities
  • The discussion question are open ended and require readers to make specific references to the text to support their responses
Cons

  • None