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The Summer of the Swans

By Betsy Byars (3)

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In Betsy Byars’ Newbery Medal award-winning novel, The Summer of the Swans, fourteen-year-old Sara struggles with the complications of growing up. The young girl is enduring the awkward teenage years, and matters are complicated further by her brother, who is disabled. The children are spending the summer in the country with their aunt, and Sara is restless until she begins to observe a flock of swans that has come to the nearby lake. Sara brings her brother Charlie to see the swans, and Charlie immediately becomes entranced. When Sara and her aunt realize that Charlie has wandered off in the night, Sara is stricken with regret, and finally understands the depth of her feelings for her brother. It is this, now understood, strong connection that will ultimately help her to find her brother. Byars’ novel is rich in compassion and insight, and is an intimate portrayal of the inherent difficulties and tribulations of the sibling relationship. Recommended for readers 8 and up.

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    On The Mark Press
    64 Pages, Grades 4 - 6
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    Literature Guide: Summer of the Swans (Lit Links series) (eBook)

    Specifically designed to enable students to develop important reading skills, On The Mark Press' Lit Links eBook guides contain numerous creative and cross-curricular activities for increasing students' competency in reading. This guide seeks to strengthen reading comprehension with reproducible chapter-by-chapter questions, comprehension questions, and more - complete with an answer key for educators. Also includes an author bio and story synopsis.This eBook is an entry in the Lit Links series of literature guides from On The Mark Press. Popular titles covered in the series include: Frindle, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Abel's Island; Superfudge; The Cay; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Owls in the Family; Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key; A Wrinkle in Time; Fantastic Mr. Fox; The Trumpet of the Swan; Freckle Juice, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
  • Summer of the Swans: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook) cover

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    Teacher Created Resources
    48 Pages, Grades 5 - 8
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    Summer of the Swans: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    This eBook is filled to the brim with fun classroom activities, games, worksheets, and unit tests, making it an indispensible tool to teach well-known literature. Students will be engaged while developing important skills, such as a familiarity with vocabulary, sequencing, characterization, and more. Reproducible pre- and post-reading cross-curricular lessons involve ideas that are optimal for core literature and individualized reading.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Challenging Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: The Outsiders; The Pearl; The Indian in the Cupboard; The Phantom Tollbooth; Hatchet; The Incredible Journey; The Giver; Shiloh; A Single Shard; Walk Two Moons, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, 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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    Novel Units
    8 Pages, Grades 5 - 6
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    The Summer of the Swans: End-of-Book Test (Standards Based) (eBook)

    This Standards Based End-of-Book Test will engage students and reinforce their competency in analyzing text and critical thinking. Exam creation is nearly instantaneous - simply download, print, and test! Students will be benefitted by the integration of state test preparation with quality literature. In addition to saving time, energy and sanity, a teacher guide with answer key is provided, ensuring a straightforward teaching experience free of hassle. Educators will be thrilled by this reputable and inexpensive series from Novel Units!This End-of-Book Test eBook is an entry in the Novel Units series for Grades 5-6, comprised of some of the following titles: The City of Ember; The Devil's Arithmetic; Poppy; A Family Apart; The Lightning Thief; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; Pictures of Hollis Woods; Crash, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button located to the left. Please note that the Terms of Use Agreement for Single-Use Classroom license allows a maximum of 30 copies of this student test per purchase download. The included Teacher Guide is non-reproducible.