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You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings 12-page Study Guide with activities for Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle NOW for immediate download for only $11.95! Includes access to the recorded song and melody for Crossing Bok Chitto! .
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Crossing Bok Chitto
A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
by Tim Tingle

In the early 1800s, a plantation with many slaves lay on one side of the Bok Chitto River in Mississippi. On the other side of the river lay a nation of Indian people, the Choctaws. What events could occur that would bring these people together?

You would need to ask Choctaw storytellers who have kept the story alive for 200 years. Tim Tingle is one. He will tell you about a normal Choctaw girl named Martha Tom whose life was changed forever while she was picking blackberries and stumbled into a secret slave church service. The storyteller will tell you how a secret pathway across the river led to a miracle that transformed the lives of seven black slaves the night Martha Tom became a hero.

Now, Tim Tingle has written the words of a story in a picture book that you will want to read again and again.

Research Links for Crossing Bok Chitto

The Kids Wings Crossing Bok Chitto Song
(You can hear it through Internet Explorer.)

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The Cultural Landscape of the Plantation
Slavery on the Plantation

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Boque Chitto Water Park

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Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle


A 12-Page Unit for Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom is also a part of a collection of 24 units in Transformers.

The Activities include:
* Discussion Cards
* Crossword Puzzle
* Anticipation Guide
* 3-Page Readers’ Theater Script
* Using Your Summarization Skills to Create The Ballad of Bok Chitto
* Recorded Original Song and Background Music for The Ballad of Bok Chitto
* Character Changes/Transformations
* Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
* 2 Research Projects

Crossing Bok Chitto is one of the literature guides in the Kids Wings Transformers collection. Transformers contains more than 24 literature guides in the spiral-bound book with CD, recorded songs, and site license for one school, you'll find over 6 recorded songs, and 9 Jeopardy-type games. That's only about $ 1.04 per unit! You'll love the books and will never get a better bargain on these professional literature guides written by a master teacher. Available while our supply lasts.



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