Author: Andrew Clausen
Publisher: Progeny Press; loose-leaf format (in clear-front presentation folder)
Grade: Middle School
Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with questions and comparisons from the firm, and timeless, foundation of the Bible. Their study guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy; explain and use literary terms, and deal with plot construction; dig into why the characters act, believe, and feel as they do and examine what the Bible says in similar circumstances. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary exercises, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, plus a complete answer key.
Author: Louis Sachar
Newbery Award Winner (1999)
Stanley's family never has any luck, and they jokingly blame it on his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. Accused and convicted of a crime he did not commit, Stanley Yelnats goes to Camp Green Lake, a misnamed juvenile detention camp on a dried up, barren Texas lakebed. Every day each boy must dig a five-foot hole in the dry lake bed to "build character"; but is coon becomes clear that the warden is looking for something. The warden's secret, the history of Green Lake, and Stanley's own family history all fit together like pieces of a puzzle as choices made in the past continue to have an effect on the present. Soon Stanley's very life depends on his own choices and events that happened over 100 years ago.