The history of illuminated manuscripts is explored, and then students are directed to make their own illuminated manuscripts on a suggested topic. The complication level of the project should correspond to student ability and interest.
Six levels of questions to review the historical fiction 2002 Newbery winner by Avi. The review questions (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
The Newbery-winning novel Hatchet (by Gary Paulsen) is a popular book, even among reluctant readers. Expand your reading with a chapter summary sheet, vocabulary expansion exercises, comprehension review, and MUCH more.
Featuring vocabulary and color pictures of medieval knights like the ones featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 2nd Magic Tree House book (most of this lesson can be used without the book). Also on abcteach: crossword, word search, and word scramble.