A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Study Guide

Francie Nolan’s coming of age story just after the turn of the 20th century in Brooklyn, NY’s Williamsburg Village has touched so many readers! Written to accompany American author Betty Smith’s inspiring 1943 coming of age novel, this  literature study guide by Sabrina Justison helps you get the most out of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Literature study guides from 7SistersHomeschool.com inspire students rather than tire them with busywork that kills the story.

Instead of attempting to examine every element of a book on the first reading, our study guides choose two or three respected literary devices and use them as a focal point.

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by choosing to include or omit the enrichment activities and suggested writing assignments.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Study Guide

focuses on the following literary devices:

  • foreshadowing
  • motif
  • the theme of the Immigrant’s Dream of a better life

The suggested writing assignments

  • tie together the motifs in the story with the Immigrant Dream theme

This NO-busywork study guide enriches the reading of the book for your homeschooled high school student.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Study Guide

is EBook curriculum complete with

  • background information
  • vocabulary
  • discussion questions by groups of chapters
  • suggested writing assignments
  • enrichment activities
  • answer key

This product downloads as two separate PDF files. One file is intended for student use. This document contains fillable fields so students can type their answers directly into the guide. The other document is the answer key, intended for the parent.

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