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The Bean Trees

By Barbara Kingsolver (4)

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Alice Walker’s powerful novel, The Color Purple begins by introducing the resourceful Taylor Greer, part Cherokee Indian, who leaves her small Kentucky hometown where teenage motherhood determines the lives of many girls, loading her car and driving off to see what else the wide world offers. On her way, Taylor’s car breaks down in Oklahoma, not far from a Cherokee reservation, where she finds a small girl who has suffered physical abuse, and appears emotionally damaged. In an act of charity, Taylor decides to take the small girl on her trip, calling the girl Turtle, and figures the two of them must be connected in some grander scheme of things. Settling in Tucson, she meets Mattie and Lou Ann Ruiz, and moves in with Lou Ann and her son Dwayne Ray. Through Mattie, Taylor begins helping refugees, meeting Estevan and Esperanza, and learns how difficult life is for many people in Central America. When Turtle is threatened, Taylor finally decides to adopt her, and she implements a plan to help her friends elude immigration authorities, allowing her to become Turtle’s guardian. Walker’s novel is a beautiful and satisfying story of loyalties maintained and responsibilities met.

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    Novel Test: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    6 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Novel Test: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    It may be difficult to gauge your students' understanding of the novels they're reading in class. Lay these uncertainties at ease with Prestwick House's reproducible Novel Tests, an inexpensive and convenient way to assess their comprehension. Each Novel Test comes with matching, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank, as well as essay questions. For educators, an expansive answer key is supplied.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Novel Tests series. Novel tests are available for the following texts: Ethan Frome; A Tale of Two Cities; The Grapes of Wrath; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; Crime and Punishment, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling novel tests, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Activity Pack: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    162 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Activity Pack: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    It's possible to energize student learning while accomplishing state-set objectives and national criterion with Prestwick House Activity Packs! Students will learn crucial abstract literary concepts, including the subtlety of style and plot, the elaborateness of theme, and the inclinations of their favorite characters. With this eBook, a variety of reproducible exercises are offered, giving students hands-on experience that will prove integral to their literary experience and indispensible to educators.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Activity Pack series, comprised of some of the following titles: Into The Wild; Life of Pi; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Poisonwood Bible; The Bluest Eye; Beowulf. All aforementioned Prestwick House Activity Packs, as well as the rest of the series, can be viewed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button on the left.


     
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    Teaching Unit: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    55 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Teaching Unit: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Response Journal: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    29 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Response Journal: The Bean Trees (eBook)

    This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.