Josefina Story Quilt, The – 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.

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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!

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: 1-3
Setting: Westward Expansion, USA, 1850
Workbook ISBN: 978-1-58609-302-0
CD ISBN: 978-1-58609-537-6
Study Guide Author: Rebecca Gilleland
for the book by: Eleanor Coerr
Study Guide Page Count: 34 pages

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .5 in
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