It was not a behavior pattern of which the backwoods community approved; a lot of people smirked a little when they mentioned Bill Creighton. The Newbery Award-winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. The plot points that are not directly related to the war—such as Jethro's friendship with Mr. Hidalgo was the perfect place to capture the conflict between residents of once close-knit towns. There is a group activity in which students work in small groups to gather and present information about the people and places mentioned in the book LitPlan Uses These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. It is also more family-centric. I never knew what it was about, where it took place, or the topic it discussed.
She gave a good picture of the Generals of the Northern armies and how difficult it was for Lincoln to find one that would win the war and e This is a written for children through the eyes of a 10 year old boy but the author has taken true stories passed down from her Grandfather who was a 9 year boy at the beginning of the Civil War. For her contribution as a children's writer she was U. And that's just the cover. This book, to me is actually a 4. But once the war began the story went downhill. She gave a good picture of the Generals of the Northern armies and how difficult it was for Lincoln to find one that would win the war and end it. Even as a teacher I kept waiting for it to get better, and unfortunately, I reached the back cover before it did.
I never even had that much intrest in civil war stories anyway. This book, to me is actually a 4. Between the exposition, the unrealistic dialogue, a severe lack of subtlety, and the special coincidences, I became quickly disconnected from the story — rolled my eyes at several spots. More on how it affects him, his sister, brothers, cousin, etc. I think this is one of the worst books I've read. His brother, Tom, and his cousin, Eb, are both of fighting age.
There is an awakening' inside us of human decency and responsibility. I think that the beginnin's of this war has been fanned by hate till it's a blaze now; and a blaze kin destroy him that makes it and him that the fire was set to hurt. Turns out the book is unbelievably dull. I began reading it right away, but I found the slang too challenging at the time. So it all falls flat.
Even as a teacher I kept waiting for it to get better, and unfortunately, I reached the back cover before it did. Most wars are polarizing, but Vietnam is one in recent history that was especially complicated thanks in part to a military draft and countless protests and riots. For her contribution as a children's writer she was U. Then students will create their own Civil War dramas, using a fictional letter they create. Me and my brother John. It gave a good picture of the civil war from a Northern perspective. I admit, I read Across Five Aprils for school not that I would ever pick up a book like this of my own accord and I wondered during c I don't have any words.
I last read it in junior high - I remember liking it, but as an adult I loved it. I decreed that we'd finish it as an audio book so I could explain its many virtues and strengths to her. I recall the ending feeling a bit slapped on for happiness sake and that a happy ending that made sense in the context of the story to that point would've felt more natural, if a happy ending must happen that is. All in all, Across Five Aprils is a tedious read due to its colorless storyline and characters. Have we not heard of all these things from other books? In addition, the characters are flat and undeveloped.
Just the same, Across Five Aprils, the story of brothers torn apart by the America Civil War, did win the Newbery, so it must've been doing something right. In the next chapter, a criminal's father rescues Jethro from an attacker on the roadside. It a 5 Stars I first received a copy of Across Five Aprils from my grandfather several Christmases ago. This is a classic tale about the Civil War and I've read it at least three times--maybe more. This is about the Civil War and how the main character Jethro is coming of age.
It might even be at the top of my Most Hated Books list, or at least tied with Johnny Tremain. Jethrow never goes to battle. It even says so in all that teeny, tiny fine print in the beginning of the book. The setting was also v This is the only book I have read that captures the reality of the Civil War in a gripping, astounding story. I last read it in junior high - I remember liking it, but as an adult I loved it. I'm really glad I chose to read this book.
Each character added something to the story. Documents may not be reproduced or distributed in any other way without written permission from Teacher's Pet Publications. You tell him to take it and buy another horse. Summary; discussion, role-playing, and crosscurricular activities; research assignments from McDougal-Littell. You can't count on cryin' to make 'em right. Despite its detailed descriptions of familial discords, the book has no central plot. I would recommend only to young adults who are avid readers.