Crispin Literature Unit

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Crispin Literature Unit

Item #: NSP-6286 Grades: 7-8 by: Avi

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead is the Newbery Medal winning story of a young boy hiding from the law. Set in 14th Century England, the young boy, only known as Crispin, finds himself on the run from Lord Furnival and his evil steward, John Aycliffe. When Crispin overhears the private conversation of Aycliffe and another man in the forest, he becomes the object of a massive hunt. Crispin then flees from the area after his only allies, his mother and Father Quinel, are dead. Crispin soon meets up with Bear, a travelling entertainer, who trains him in the arts of the mummer. Bear is not what he seems however, and Crispin is thrown into a life full of dangerous adventures that lead to a dramatic ending where the secret of Crispin's heritage is revealed.

This unit includes 6 student copies, plus an activity guide designed to get students thinking critically about literature. The guide includes reproducible chapter questions, comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross-curricular activities, vocabulary activities, and answer key.

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6 books & guide

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Item # NSP-6286
Grades 7-8
Reading Level 5.0
Language English
Author Name Avi
Publisher National School Products
Subject Reading Comprehension
Reading Response
Theme Middle Ages

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