Catherine Called Birdy – by Karen Cushman

We are diving into the Middle Ages as we begin reading the novel Catherine called Birdy by Karen Cushman. It may seem like it is an easy and fast read on the surface….however there are a lot of ideas and themes in the book that are extremely interesting to study.

We’ll begin by reading the Author’s note at the back for some very interesting information about life in the Middle Ages.We will be reading the book together in class. If you’d like to review the first chapter, or listen to it, here is the digital version as an audio file:

September-November Audio

Here are some chapter summaries that can help you understand the book more thoroughly and review for quizzes.

Chapter summaries “September” – “November”

We’ll be looking at, and discussing, the Literary Elements and Terms while reading this book. Take a look at this document and get familiar with them.

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