The Wind in the Willows and The Trojan War
Description: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a timeless classic that has captured young readers’ imaginations for more than a hundred years. From the beloved river to the Wild Wood, and from stolen sports cars to Toad Hall the novel follows the adventures and misadventures of Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. Since its publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has been praised as a classic tale of camaraderie, cunning, and the celebration of nature.
The Fall of Troy is one of the greatest tales of Western Civilization. Oliva Coolidge presents this classic legend in a new light with her accessible and poignant retelling of the Trojan War. From the judgement of Paris to the return of Odysseus, each page is packed with characters and battles of epic proportions.
With the aid of the study guide and the teacher, students will improve their active reading skills through an observation and discussion of the storylines and vocabulary in the individual stories. The guide will help students to check their comprehension of the readings through key questions and composition activities.
Grade Level: 7-8
Required Materials: The Wind in the Willows text, Wind in the Willows Student Guide, Trojan War text, and Trojan War Student Guide from Memoria Press. The Wind in the Willows Teacher Guide and the Trojan War Teacher Guide are optional.