Bridge to Terabithia novel study

Language English
[Waterloo Ont.: WCDSB, 1999


The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

Subjects :

  • Reading (Elementary
  • Friendship
  • Death
  • Fiction
  • Literature appreciation

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Best Books :

  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition H.W. Wilson
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition H.W. Wilson

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Winner Colorado United States

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award; Nominee North Dakota
  • Wisconsin Battle of the Books; Wisconsin

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:

9780064401845, 0064401847
WCDSB ([Waterloo Ont.:) 1999.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 810
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 7

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Reviews :

Tammy (BookHive (
This year, Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr. is determined to be the fastest kid in third, fourth, and fifth grade at school. He practices every morning, all summer long. But on the first day back, Leslie Burke, (a new girl who moves in next door to him) decides to race...and she wins. Even so, Jesse decides that he likes Leslie. Together, they build an imaginary magic kingdom called Terabithia, where anything can happen. Leslie tells incredible stories, and Jesse draws pictures. Until spring, when it rains, and rains. And something terrible happens. This is a bittersweet story of friendship, loss, and hope. Category: Award Books; Realistic Fiction. Grade Level: Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1987, Harper Trophy. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: WCDSB ([Waterloo Ont.:), PUBLISHED: 1999])

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
[Waterloo Ont.: WCDSB, 1999

Media Type: Kit
10 identical books (128 p.: ill.) 2 teacher's guides.
Bridge to Terabithia: classroom favorites: teacher's guide / by Linda Crosswhite. Jacksonville IL: Perma-Bound c1995. [16 p.]
Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond. New York: HarperCollins 1987 c1977. A Trophy Newbery book.
Bridge to Terabithia: teacher guide / written by: Phyllis A. Green. Palatine IL: Novel Units c1987 1991. (37 p.: ill.)

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