Avi, Crispin: Cross of Lead and other books
Lesson plans and teaching ideas

|Biography and Background| |The Barn| |Beyond the Western Sea| |Crispin: Cross of Lead| |The End of the Beginning| |Ereth's Birthday| |The Fighting Ground| |Midnight Magic| |Nothing but the Truth| |Something Upstairs| |The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle|

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Nothing but the Truth Response Journal
Prompts for every chapter in the book encouraging students to relate their life experiences with those of the characters within the book.

Biography and Background

Avi
The author's official site.

Avi
Text of a 1996 author interview.

The Barn

The Barn
Summary and 11 discussion questions.

Beyond the Western Sea

Beyond the Western Sea
Summary and a wide variety of activities.

Crispin: Cross of Lead

Beyond Once Upon a Time... or One day I ...
This writing lesson challnges students to transform an ordinary introductory sentence into an extraordinary introductory sentence. Students then create the story that would follow their powerful introduction.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Summary and 11 discussion questions.

Crispin: Cross of Lead
Comprehension questions with answers at the end. This 11-page printable requires Adobe Reader for access.

Crispin: Cross of Lead
A list of vocabulary words organized by chapter. This 3-page printable requires Adobe Reader for access.

The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning
Summary, booktalk, 10 discussion questions, and related titles.

Ereth's Birthday

Ereth's Birthday
A Reader's Theater excerpt for 6 voices. Adobe Reader required for access.

The Fighting Ground

The Fighting Ground
Summary, links to historical background, related movies and books, and 3 teaching ideas.

Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic
Summary, booktalk, 12 discussion questions, and related titles.

Nothing but the Truth

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Something Upstairs

Something Upstairs Tour Curriculum
Your students may not be planning to tour South Benefit Street in Providence, but they can still benefit from these materials. This document includes reading response questions, graphic organizers, writing, crafts, projects, historical information, and extensive illustrated vocabulary, especially architectural terms and types of ships. Adobe Reader is required for access, 49 pages.

Something Upstairs
One-page printable book summary sheet for students to complete. Adobe Reader required for access.

Something Upstairs
This teacherís guide is designed to provide a variety of interdisciplinary and thematic connections among selected Avi titles. The books in this guide are grouped by historical fiction, contemporary fiction, and animal fantasy genres; and the activities are organized by subject matter. Adobe Reader required for access.

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

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