118 pages 3 hours read

The Poisonwood Bible

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1998

A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality Study Guides with detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, and more. For select classroom titles, we also provide Teaching Guides with discussion and quiz questions to prompt student engagement.

How to use

This resource can be used as supplemental teacher material or as a primary basis for literature study to:

  • Draw students into a text with pre-reading questions and warm-up prompts, maintain engagement with in-class analysis through free-writing or discussion, and assess knowledge and comprehension with quizzes.
  • Ensure deeper understanding and enjoyment of the literature with activities for all learning types.
  • Stretch students’ critical thinking and writing skills with differentiated essay topics.

Note to Teachers: To support lesson-planning, connections to the work’s primary themes are noted throughout this resource (the loss and gain of religion, the role of women in 1960s American and Congolese society, personification of Africa).

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