The Josefina Story Quilt Study Guide

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The Josefina Story Quilt Study Guide 

When Faith's family packs their covered wagon for the long journey to California, there is no room for Faith's pet hen, Josefina. She is too old to lay eggs and too tough to eat; but Faith's father allows her to bring Josefina on the trip, provided that Josefina makes no trouble. Josefina surprises everyone when she lays eggs, and becomes their watchdog. Faith carefully records each happening in a quilt block for remembering. When they reach California, the quilt is finished, and Faith will never forget her Josefina.

Through Eleanor Coerr's delightful tale of westward pioneers, students will learn:

The Author: Learn about Eleanor Coerr.

Background: Learn about the Westward Expansion.

Before-You-Read Activities:  Maps, research oxen, music, quilts, packing wagons.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: Action words, verbs, metaphors.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Obey and honor parents, adversity, friendship, prayer, remembrances, hardship, do not be anxious, God is with us.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Crossword, bake bread, art, quilting.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Josefina Story Quilt

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective! 

  • Age Level = Elementary
  • Book Author = Gilleland, Rebeca
  • Book Material = Paper
  • Book Publisher = Progeny Press
  • Copyright = c1995
  • Grade Level = Elementary
  • Condition = New

Item Number: 453-11

Item ID: 17262

Category: Progeny Press