Through Pearl S. Buck’s touching story, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about Pearl S. Buck.
Background: Japan and tsunamis.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Synonym, setting, similes, personification, fact vs. opinion, compare and contrast, imagery, in context, repetition, turning point, foreshadow, theme, main character.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Fear and anxiety, grief, death, belief in God, enjoy our life, children of God, loneliness, God is with us during trouble.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, art, weaving, fish, science, field trip, natural disasters, missionaries, writing, wordsearch, emergency plans, first aid, speech, letter, gardening, fishing, cooking.
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 Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
Features and Benefits of the study guide
Printed Workbook Format
- Large 8.5×11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
- Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
- Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
- Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
- Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
- Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!