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You can purchase the Kids' Wings 29-page Kids' Wings Unit for Newbery Medalist, Crispin: the Cross of Lead by Avi NOW for immediate download for only $14.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to purchase and download.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Asta's son, a poor peasant in 14th Century England, was only 13 when his mother died and his whole world crumbled. His mourning was soon replaced by inexplicable terror when, it seemed, the whole world was suddenly determined to see him dead! On the advice of his priest, Crispin escaped from the only home he had ever known and ran into a world he had never known. With him, he carried his only possession, a cross of lead. Having no skills, no friends, no family, and no experience in finding food, Crispin's problems began to multiply.

Why was Crispin being pursued?

Who was the mysterious stranger he met in a deserted village?

What was the secret held in the cross of lead?

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The Kids Wings guide for Crispin The Cross of Lead is available in the Mountains and Valleys collection of 21 literature guides for award-winning books on CD for only $20.


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Research Links
for Crispin and the Cross of Lead
by Avi

Video Interview with Avi
Avi

Life in the 1500s

Illuminated Texts
Medieval Sites
Medieval Atlas
Medieval Times

The Black Prince
Feudalism and Medieval Life
The Peasants' Uprising

The Black Plague

The English Peasants' Revolt
Cade's Rebellion
The Good Parliament

Video Extensions:

Robin Hood, Excellent Technicolor 1938 Movie in VHS
Robin Hood, Excellent Technicolor 1938 Movie in DVD
In democracy, it's your vote that counts; in feudalism it's your count that votes.

You can purchase the Kids' Wings 29-page Kids' Wings Unit for Newbery Medalist, Crispin: the Cross of Lead by Avi NOW for immediate download for only $14.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to purchase and download.

The Kids Wings 34-page literature guide game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Crispin and the Cross of Lead by Avi is now available!

The Kids Wings Activity Guide Contains:
Creating and Using a Dialectical Journal, Working with a Literature Group
Working by Yourself or with a Partner
Anticipation Guides
Making Connections
A Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guide
The Heart Beat of the Story
Vocabulary Master
Five in a Row
Character Connections
From Mourning to Fear, Multiple Choice Check-Up
Midnight Meeting, Readers Theater Script Writing
Compare Crispin’s Life with Yours-2 pages
A Map of Stromford, 2 pages, Logic Puzzle
In Other Words, Summarizing
Review of Chapters 1-19, Crossword Puzzle
A Step of Faith, Multiple Choice and Short Answer Check-Up
Great Wexly--Make an Amazing Model Game Board
Comparing a Movie with the Book
Bear’s Wisdom
Get the Picture? Descriptions, Similes, and Metaphors
The Ballad of Bear
Timeline of Important Events in Crispin’s Lifetime
Report on Feudalism, 3- Page Reading Assessment
Guilds and Craftsmen--Creating Your Guild
Writing Prompts
Dialectical Journal--Working with a Literary Circle
Answer Page



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The Kids Wings guide for Crispin The Cross of Lead is available in the Mountains and Valleys collection of 21 literature guides for award-winning books on CD for only $20.


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Music for Crispin and the Cross of Lead:

Gregorian Chants

Newbery Medal Connections:

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Avi and Suzy Red

Avi was the guest speaker at the Texas State Reading Association in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 5th, 2005

(Special Thanks to Kellie Vaughan for this special picture!)

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