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Witch-of-blackbird-Pond

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A high-spirited teenage girl rebels against the narrow-minded ways of Puritan Connecticut and befriends a lonely old woman who is subsequently accused of being a witch.

 

 

Plot Summary:

"This book is about Katherine "Kit" Tyler, a wealthy girl from Barbados, who loses her Grandfather and must travel to Connecticut to live with her only remaining family. She doesn't fit in with the Puritans living there and finds their ways odd and visa versa. She is expected to do lots of work but isn't used to it and leaves some undone to visit a Quaker woman named Hannah Tupper.The woman is a accused of withchcraft and Kit is accused of withcraft because of her relationship with the accused witch."

Zach, Resident Scholar

 

 

Characters

 

 Kit Tyler- The book hints that she is thin with dark brown hair. Kit’s beauty is ambiguous: some characters think she is attractive, but other characters say she’s isn’t exactly pretty

 

Nat Eaton- He is described as a thin wiry figure . He moves s easily swinging hand over hand up the rigging. He has sandy, sun-bleached hair.

 

Uncle Matthew-  He has a tall angular body with thin stern lips and dark eyes that glowered fiercely from under the heavy grizzled eyebrows.

 

Judith Wood- She is described as having clear white skin, the blue eyes under a dark fringe of lashes, the black hair that curled against her shoulders, and the haughty lift of her perfect small chin—this girl could have been the toast of a regiment!”

 

Hannah Tupper- Older quaker women

 

 

Story Setting

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is set in
Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1687. The
town of Wethersfield was, and still is, located
on the banks of the Connecticut River. It sits
about forty-seven miles north of the river
mouth. In 1687 the town was a small and
fairly new English settlement. It was founded
in 1634 by Puritans from Massachusetts
The Witch of Blackbird Pond is set in
Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1687. The
town of Wethersfield was, and still is, located
on the banks of the Connecticut River. It sits
about forty-seven miles north of the river
mouth. In 1687 the town was a small and
fairly new English settlement. It was founded
in 1634 by Puritans from Massachusetts
The Witch of Blackbird Pond is set in
Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1687. The
town of Wethersfield was, and still is, located
on the banks of the Connecticut River. It sits
about forty-seven miles north of the river
mouth. In 1687 the town was a small and
fairly new English settlement. It was founded
in 1634 by Puritans from Massachusetts
The Witch of Blackbird Pond is set in
Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1687. The
town of Wethersfield was, and still is, located
on the banks of the Connecticut River. It sits
about forty-seven miles north of the river
mouth. In 1687 the town was a small and
fairly new English settlement. It was founded
in 1634 by Puritans from Massachusetts

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is set in

 

Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1687. The

town of Wethersfield was, and still is, located

on the banks of the Connecticut River. It sits

about forty-seven miles north of the river

mouth. In 1687 the town was a small and

fairly new English settlement. It was founded

in 1634 by Puritans from Massachusetts

 

 

 

Vocabulary

 

auspiciously [os pishs le¯] adv. in a manner that suggests a positive outcome; favorably

cowed [koud] adj. intimidated

disheartening [dis hartn in] adj. likely to lower morale

fulsome [foolsm] adj. insensitive

hankering [hankr in] n. strong desire

nonplussed [non plusd] adj. at a loss for words

punctilious [punk tile¯ s] adj. concerned about following rules exactly

timorous [timr s] adj. fearful

 

Theme 

They include the ideas of loyalty and justice.

As Kit bravely tries to understand her

adopted community, she must often ask her-

self, Whom must I be loyal to? What is the

right, or just, action to take.

 

Plot

 

 

 

 

As Kit bravely tries to understand her
adopted community, she must often ask her-
self, Whom must I be loyal to? What is the
right, or just, action to take

 

Research

Kit's Homeland of Barbados

The Connecticut Charter 

 

 


Acivities

Colonial Newspaper

Colonial Times...Scavenger Hunt

Create a Colony

 


Assignment 

#1Analyzing Literature

 

 

Do you think Kit makes appropriate choices? Do you think she should have

retrieved Prudence’s doll or offered clothing to Judith? Why or why not?

How would you describe Matthew and Rachel Wood as parents? What do you

think of the lessons they teach their children?

 

#2.Literature and Writing

Writing a Letter

As she faces a row of onions to weed, Kit remarks, “What a strange country . . . !”

Imagine that you are Kit and want to tell a friend in Barbados about your new home.

Write a letter in which you describe your new home and explain your reactions to it. Tell

about your feelings for William Ashby and the other people you have met

 

 

Study Guide

 

 

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