Misty of Chincoteaque, by Marguerite Henry Lit Link Grades 4-6
- Author : Reed, Nat
A novel by Marguerite Henry.
The students will:
• develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, and oral communication.
• use good literature as a vehicle for developing skills required by curriculum expectations: reasoning and critical thinking, knowledge of language structure, vocabulary building, and use of conventions.
• become meaningfully engaged in the drama of literature through a variety of types of questions and activities.
• identify and describe elements of stories (i.e., plot, main idea, characters, setting).
• learn and review many skills in order to develop good reading habits.
• provide clear answers to questions and well-constructed explanations.
• organize and classify information to clarify thinking.
• learn about the dynamics of relationships, being gracious in defeat, learning patience, obedience and unselfishness, the importance of hard work, and establishing long-term goals.
• relate events and feelings found in the novel to their own lives and experiences.
• appreciate the importance of friendship and loyalty in personal relationships.
• learn about the concept of freedom and what it means to different people/creatures.
• appreciate that the growth of one’s character is often the result of opportunities and trials that come into one’s life.
• learn the importance of dealing with adversity and developing perseverance in the face of difficult experiences.
• state their own interpretation of a written work, using evidence from the novel and from their own knowledge and experience.