Master storyteller rodman philbrick takes readers on a colorful journey as young homer figg sets off to follow his brother into the thick of the civil war. Nov 10, 2011 the mostly true adventures of homer p. May 27, 2015 i did this for an english project at school so i decided to upload it. Homer and his brother had lost their parents a few years ago and were sent to their uncle, who hated them. I did this for an english project at school so i decided to upload it. Figg is the main character and narrator of the novel.
These questions can be used in both a guided reading setting or as a supplement to a literature circle to get students thinking about what they are reading. I liked how i could picture the characters in my head. Meettheauthor recording with rodman philbrick about the mostly true adventures of homer p. This is a wonderful book full of adventure and historical aspects. The guide is presented chapterbychapter and includes the following distinct sections. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Grading rubrics are included for assessing your students understanding of the key reading strategies, end of the novel extension activities, and for the. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and discussion questions for each chapter, vocabulary practice exercises, pre, during, and post reading activities, and essay topics. Along the way, he encounters strange but real people of that era. During the civil war, a small twelveyearold boy who never even owned a pair of shoes saves his older brother at the battle of gettysburg and then helps lead the union to victory.
Times were tough enough in the united states in 1862, but for homer p. He has a penchant for exaggerating the truth and a sense of humor that shows itself in his derisive commentary of. First published in 2009, it was named as a newbery honor book in 2010. This novel unit contains everything you need to teach the novel the mostly true adventures of homer p. In homers inspiring fight to track down his brother, philbrick brings us another groundbreaking novel. I listened to the audiobook while following the story i. A person has only two options in life, to do something or to do nothing. Find three types of conflict in the mostly true adventures of homer p.
What does homer compare the train ride to at the end of chapter 15. A novel unit paperback may 17, 2014 by creativity in the classroom author see all formats and editions hide other formats and. Discuss how your character changes from the beginning of the book to the end of the book, use the multiflow map and then write your paragraph. Figg is a 2009 historical fiction novel for children by american author rodman philbrick. In the end, homer saves his brother from sure death only to place himself in mortal danger. Homer, as the title suggests, has a tendency to dissemble a bit, even though he tells us at the beginning, my name is homer p. The author was able to give great details to the reader and it helped my imagination. His first book for young readers, freak the mighty, was an immediate bestseller and continues to be a classic, with more than four million copies in print. War brings about changes in life and can require acts of personal sacrifice. This book, woven in your classroom, will create lifelong of memories through. Before you read, vocabulary, comprehension questions including many higherlevel thinking questions. This text will engage children from beginning to end.
Dont end up being doubt to change your life with that book novel unit for the mostly true adventures of homer p. Figg created by teachingbooks listen to the recording 02. Teachingbooks the mostly true adventures of homer p. Booksource is the premier trade book distributor to k12 school classrooms across the country. Rodman philbrick, the mostly true adventures of homer p. Jan 22, 2009 by the time i had finished high school, most of what i knew about the civil war had come from stephen cranes red badge of courage and mark twains adventures of huckleberry finn, both brilliant and moving, but these days intermediate readers can enjoy a wealth of ageappropriate nonfiction that brings history alive with the immediacy of a bugles call and a horses charge. Figg published on oct 22, 2012 during the civil war, a small twelve yearold boy who never even owned a. His first book for young readers, freak the mighty, was an immediate bestseller and continues to be a classic, with close to three million copies in print. His highly acclaimed titles include the young man and the sea. The 2010 newbery honor book by highly acclaimed author rodman philbrick is now in paperback. Inside youll find 30 daily lessons, 20 fun activities, 180 multiple choice questions, 60 short essay questions, 20 essay questions, quizzeshomework assignments, tests, and more. Book backdrop the mostly true adventures of homer p. Download pdf the mostly true adventures of homer p figg. Figg lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles.
Daily reading journal go beyond a simple book report. Figg is a childrens historical novel by rodman philbrick, author of freak the mighty. Figg is a 2009 historical fiction novel for children by american author. The mostly true adventures of homer p figg worksheets. Jul 1, 2017 this document provides higher level, thoughtprovoking, textdependent comprehension questions for the book, the mostly true adventures of homer p. Figg by rodman philbrick synopsis in this awardwinning pageturner, twelveyearold orphan homer runs away from pine swamp, maine, to find his older brother who has been sold into the union army. Figg is a funny novel that presents true history to readers in a way that is both eyeopening, touching, and provides for a good laugh.
Philbrick acknowledges that huck finn was an inspiration for homer figg. In this emotive newbery honorwinning pageturner, twelveyearold orphan homer runs away from pine swamp, maine, to find his older brother, harold, who has been sold into the union army. I didnt really like this book, even though it had a pretty good plot that was in the civil war. Jul 25, 2015 kids wings activities for the mostly true adventures of homer p. Novel unit for the mostly true adventures of homer p. Figg philbrick learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. Discuss how your character changes from the beginning of the book to the end of the. Figg as he tries to find his brother, who has joined with the union forces.
Set during the american civil war, it follows the adventures of a boy who is an inveterate teller of tall tales on his quest to find his older brother, a union soldier. Figg doesnt always tell the whole truth about, well, anything. This awardwinning book provides an engaging opportunity to teach. Homers only fidelity is familial, and he changes sides more often than an old phonograph record, but all is fair in war when it comes to keeping his fine, brave brother in the land. With laughaloud humor, homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil warera thieves. With touches of dickens and twain, this is a delightful read with some layers that may prompt your kids to learn more. This awardwinning book provides an engaging opportunity to teach historical fiction, summarizing, and contentarea vocabulary.
You can customize the printable with the options shown below, or you can just click the build printable button to. Figg is a whimsical novel novel that presents true history to readers in a way that is both emotional and provides for a good laugh. A novel unit paperback may 17, 2014 by creativity in the classroom author. Rodman philbricks the mostly true adventures of homer p. Now homer must run away from pine swamp, maine, and his wretched home to find his brother and save him from the war. Chicago turabian humanities citation style guide philbrick, w. Vocabulary from rodman philbricks book learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. Chicago turabian author date citation style guide philbrick, w. We offer discounted pricing, free shipping and unparalleled expertise and customer service. Figgs beloved older brother, harold, is illegally sold into the union army by their ruthless guardian. Homer is an appealing hero recklessly adventurous, dishonest for the sheer creative fun of it, and goodhearted as only a kid can be. Figg joins the scholastic gold line, which features awardwinning and beloved novels. Kids wings activities for the mostly true adventures of. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more.
In the end, homer saves his brother from sure death only to place himself in fatal, mortal danger. Many of the activities included in this curriculum unit are supported by the common. This is the most comprehensive teachercreated resource for the mostly true adventures of homer p. Title of a book, article or other published item this will display to the public. Oct 22, 2012 the mostly true adventures of homer p. Figg quotes showing 18 of 8 it all boils down to this. His first book for young readers, freak the mighty, was an immediate bestseller and continues to be a classic, with more than four. Figg is an entertaining adolescent novel that follows the adventures of homer p. As homer says at the end of his mostly true adventures, were all of us haunted by yesterday, and we got. But from maine to pennsylvania, facing union soldiers and. Through a series of fascinating events, homers older brother has been illegally sold to the union army. The book was chosen as a newbery honor book and an ala notable book. Figg of pine swamp, maine, is suddenly thrust into the turmoil of the times when his older brother. Like many unreliable narrators, homer never allows the truth to stand in the way of a good story.
Figg grew out of philbricks fascination with the civil war and his familys roots in the state of maine. Summary the mostly true adventures of homer p figg. Each of the activities used is a form of assessment providing the student and teacher with evidence of. The book wouldnt be nearly as much fun without homers tall. Figg, a 12yearold orphan with a lively imagination and a loose regard for the truth, narrates this colorful tale of civil warera thieves, scallywags, soldiers, and spies. Primary sources can help provide background knowledge necessary for understanding and enjoyment when reading historical fiction. Figg by rodman philbrick chosen as a kids wings top flight book for 201220 2010 newbery honor book. Kids wings activities for the mostly true adventures of homer p.1539 1392 1203 709 712 41 1060 1212 982 11 1602 1089 1647 1631 896 738 187 1242 575 450 1193 269 407 1345 196 868 441 242 831 1244 822 1358 1470 676 639 1248