My Side of the Mountain

Description: A Newbery Medal Honor book, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George tells the story of 14 year old Sam Gribley who leaves his crowded home in New York City to live on his great-grandfather’s abandoned farm. While living in the forest around the ruins of the old farm, Sam learns about survival and independence and makes friends with the wildlife he observes. Sam loves his self-sufficient life in the wilderness, but as he grows and matures he also comes to understand the value of companionship. This coming-of-age tale has delighted readers for generations with its depiction of nature, wildlife, and a young boy’s tenacity.

In this course, students will have the opportunity to study this novel. With the aid of the study guide, students will improve their active reading skills through an observation and discussion of the storylines and vocabulary in the individual stories. The guide will help students to check their comprehension of the readings through key questions and composition activities. No credit will be awarded for this class.

Please note:

  • This class is unique for the Memoria Academy. Our classes are normally limited to 16 students but this one will be for a larger student body. As such it will not be as interactive as our normal classes.
  • No refunds will be offered after registration.
  • There will be a two week break for Christmas from December 23 – January 7.

Grade Level: 3-5 (ages 8-11)

Required Materials: My Side of the Mountain Text and Student Guide from Memoria Press. The Teacher Guide is optional.