Crispin: The Cross of Lead – Didactics

Dear Teachers,

These activities have been created to enhance your teaching of Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi. Please be aware that this novel is the first of a trilogy.

These activities are best suited for pupils from the eighth grade upwards. They focus on creative writing, characterization, and fantasy/role play games.

We hope you find the activities helpful and would be appreciative of any feedback. Have fun!

These activities are based on the childrens novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi.
Keep in mind, that this novel is only the first of three books (Crispin: At the Edge of the World and Crispin: The End of Time follow), but we still wanted to give you some ideas to work with The Cross of Lead and a nice introduction to the Crispin trilogy.

These activities are best suited for pupils starting from the 8th grade. They focus on creative writing, characterization of classes and characters, group work, and fantasy/roleplay games.
You will find seven ideas of ours below, please feel free to use them and if you do, we would
appreciate if you give us some feedback about what worked well, and which parts didnt.

 

1. Lesson: Introduction to Crispin

2. Lesson: Quartett

3.Lesson: Survival Game

4. Lesson: Alternative Ending

5. Lesson: Map Activity

6. Lesson: Postcard from Crispin

7. Lesson: Characterisation

Materials