Johnny Tremain – Study Guide




In colonial Boston, proud, orphaned, quick-tempered Johnny Tremain works as an apprentice to Mr. Lapham, a master silversmith who is now getting on in years. More clever and skilled than the other two apprentices living at the Laphams’, Johnny has the run of the Lapham household. His future seems secure: when he is old enough, Johnny will marry Priscilla Lapham, one of old Mr. Lapham’s granddaughters, and inherit the silversmith shop. There he will live out his years, fashioning silver cups and basins and other fine ware for the well-to-do of Boston society. However, fate or providence has different plans for Johnny Tremain. When his hand is injured and he is unable to continue his duties as apprentice silversmith, he finds work as a courier for a secret network of revolutionaries, and suddenly finds himself caught up in the struggle for American Independence.

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Through Esther Forbes’ story of Boston, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Esther Forbes.

Background Information: Early American history, American Revolution.

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

Literary Techniques: Dictionary, characterization, predict, theme, symbolism, setting.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Authority, rebellion, forgiveness, rebirth, Christianity, pride, equality, war.

Activities and Writing Assignments:  Wordsearch, mapping, Boston Tea Party, Lexington, timeline, shop signs, geneology, illustrations, poetry, biographies, essays.

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, Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.

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!
Recommended Grade Level: 6-8
Setting: Boston, American Revolution, 1770s
Workbook ISBN: 978-1-58609-340-2
CD ISBN: 978-1-58609-563-5
Study Guide Author: Gregory Power
For the Book By: Esther Forbes
Study Guide Page Count: 65 pages

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .5 in