Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie – Study Guide




This is the true story of Abbie Burgess and her family.
In the winter of 1856, Abbie’s father, the lighthouse keeper, must go for badly-needed supplies, medicine, and oil. As he leaves, he asks for Abbie’s promise to keep the lights burning. She gives her word and watches him row away, not knowing that a storm will soon isolate the lighthouse for four weeks. She learns what a promise means as she tends the lights nightly, cares for her sick mother, her sister, and her chickens, and watches anxiously for the storm to end.

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Through Peter & Connie Roop’s exciting adventure tale, students will learn:

Before-You-Read Activities: Art projects, research, and history tie-ins.

Literary Techniques: Word pictures, Cause and Effect.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Promises, responsibility and accountability for one’s actions, and prayer.

Activities and Writing Assignments including a Word Search activity page, cooking center, art project, and crafting center.

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, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie!

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: K-2
Setting: Matinicus Rock Lighthouse, Maine, 1856
Workbook ISBN: 978-1-58609-303-7
CD ISBN: 978-1-58609-527-7
Study Guide Author: Rebecca Gilleland
for the book by: Peter and Connie Roop
Study Guide Page Count: 21 pages

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .5 in
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