Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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
This Teacher's Guide includes background information, plot summary, character descriptions, a glossary, discussion questions, extension activities, an interview with the author, and related resources. 20 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
A set of reading comprehension worksheets and answers. 11 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Resources for a 2-week unit: discussion questions organized by chapter, learning activities organized by section, literary elements, printable handouts (map, wordsearch, graphic organizers for figurative language. 34 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

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

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

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

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Summary and printable student handout with literature circle questions (answers provided separately). Designed for grades 3-8.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead Extension Activity
Ideas for 3 extension activities. Designed for grades 3-8.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead , At the Edge of the World , and The End of Time
Summary, background information on issues in the novel, discussion questions, and writing activities. 7 pages; Adobe Reader required.



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