Travel back to a time when conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain were beginning to bubble.
The higher-order questions and activities in this resource are well thought-out and effective to use with students at any reading level. Research the act of silversmithing and maker's marks, and describe why they were used. Answer true or false questions about the events the followed Johnny's tragic accident. Determine Rab's motives for helping Johnny. Explain why Johnny had to memorize the names of the members of the Observers' Club. Find the word that does not belong, then write a sentence explaining why. Describe the events of the Boston Tea Party as they were depicted in the book. Describe some of the various moments of loss that key characters experienced throughout the book. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.
About the Novel:
Johnny Tremain takes place at the dawn of the American Revolution. It includes such notable figures as Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams; however, the story is told from the perspective of a young, down-on-his-luck boy. The story follows Johnny Tremain, a gifted apprentice silversmith. His ego and treatment of others gets the better of him when a tragic accident causes him to lose the function of his right hand. Now, unable to continue with his apprenticeship, Johnny must find a new way to support himself. He settles on delivering newspapers for the Boston Observer. During this time, Johnny becomes involved with the Boston Patriots who lead the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. Johnny Tremain is a fictional tale that delves into the true events that surround the American Revolution.