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A Home for Phoebe 
is filled with lots and lots of educational tidbits -
  living off the woods,
 life in early America,
Algonkin words,

I have developed a study guide to accompany
A Home for Phoebe.
(especially for homeschoolers)

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Below is a sample lesson. 

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(chapters 25-28)


  1. caterwauling                             6. lye
  2. clapboards                                7. nine pins
  3. dilapidated                                8. pharmacopeia
  4. knickers                                     9. rounders
  5. lollygagging                            10. tannery

Read chapters 25-28

Add character and timeline information to your charts.

A plot moves along because of actions and reactions of characters.  The reader expects a character to act according to his/her personality. When that person acts out-of-character, the reader wants to know why.

1. We know Maseppa doesn’t like to talk with strangers, yet she chooses to make a visit to Widow Whitmore’s house. Why?

2. Granny is making a fuss about Phoebe’s manners and appearances. Why?

3. Phoebe knows she shouldn’t go along with Hector’s ideas, but she does. Why?

Write a summary of a book that you read. What was the character’s goal? What obstacles did he have to overcome? How did he reach his goal?

Where are the Catskill Mountains?
Washington Irving – ( http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wirving.htm )
Bonus - “Martin Van Buren”, “Kinderhook


Pressed Flower Note Cards

Flowers, grasses, or ferns
Paper towels
Heavy book
Cardstock paper (8 ½ x11 in.)
Glue, paintbrush, small dish, water

  1. Find interesting flowers, grasses, and ferns.
  2. Lay between pieces of paper towel.
  3. Close between pages of heavy book for 5-7 days.
  4. Cut cardstock paper in half. (8 ½ x 5 ½ in.)
  5. Fold each piece over to make folded note cards.
  6. Mix white glue with water in small dish.
  7. Coat front of note card with paint brush.
  8. Lay flowers and grasses in wet glue.
  9. Cover flowers with another layer of glue mixture.
  10. Let dry overnight before using.

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