The Witch of Blackbird Pond



Elizabeth George Speare’s Witch of Blackbird Pond is a young adult classic and winner of the prestigious Newbery Award.  It features Kit (short for Katherine), a heroine from tropical Barbados who discovers that the Puritan colonies of New England are not at all what she imagined… or wanted.  Who is most misunderstood in the story: Kit, a Quaker woman named Hannah Tupper, or perhaps even the Puritans?  Students using this three-week Dialectic Literature Stitches study will cover Speare’s entire text, though you will need to purchase a copy of the book separately (we include the exact ISBN number so that you can be sure of matching page numbers with our study).  Please note that, upon purchase, this Stitches book study is accessible via Tapestry Online (TOGO).  Feel free to peruse the title page here in the product listing for more details about the book study, and perhaps browse a pages online before purchasing to see if it matches your student’s reading level!  If you do buy this product, we strongly recommend that you also take some time to explore the Teaching Dialectic Literature document that will appear with it on TOGO.  Finally, don’t forget to check out the Literary Toolbox page that will appear for you in the Stitches section of Year 2, Unit 3 on TOGO.

Link to Dante’s Divine Comedy Location on TOGO: Access Year 2, Unit 3 page and scroll down to Stitches section


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