Elijah of Buxton: Novel Study

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Most think Elijah in Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis gets famous for being the first African American child born free from slavery. However, his true fame comes from his adventures to capture a thief. Readers study Elijah's journey as they complete worksheets analyzing characters, learn new vocabulary words, and examine the author's craft of words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Combine with history standards
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes only a preview of the full novel study
  • Discusses slavery
  • Requires library or Internet resources for research

  • Asks two pre-reading questions, prompting scholars to think about the time period