Literature: "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
These websites are about the book “Bridge to Terabithia” and author Katherine Paterson. On one website you can hear the author read an excerpt from the book. Also includes resources on death, grief, and friendship. There are lesson plans, teacher guides, discussion questions, and worksheets that go along with the book.There are links to eThemes resources on bridges and friendship.
Katherine Paterson Official Site
This is an official website of Katherine Paterson. Read about the life of the author and find out about her works.
Here is a biography of the author. Includes an interview transcript and list of works. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Scholastic: "Bridge to Terabithia"
Read the introduction to this book.
ThinkQuest: "Bridge to Terabithia"
This student created website includes games, activities, and quizzes. NOTE: The website links to websites with ads.
A Bridge Too Far--But Why?
Here is an essay exploring the possible reasons why the book has been often censored. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Study Guide to "Bridge of Terabithia"
This 22-page PDF file is a study guide for the book. Includes activities, worksheets, and more.
Teenhealth: Death and Grief
This website is about how to deal with your grief when someone close to you dies. NOTE: This site contains ads.
PBS: Dealing With Death
Read suggestions on how to deal with death and read true stories about how teenagers have dealt with death and grieving.
Student Study Guide
Here are chapter-by-chapter study questions for "Bridge to Terabithia." Also includes vocabulary and enrichment activities. NOTE: The website links to websites with ads.
Activities for "Bridge to Terabithia"
Read about Nancy Polette's activities for "Bridge to Terabithia."
ReadWriteThink: Exploring Friendship With Bridge to Terabithia
This lesson plan has different activities that help students to explore friendship exhibiting in the book Bridge to Terabithia. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
Bridge to Terabithia Movie: Teacher Activities
Click "Teacher Activities" to download activities that go along with the Bridge to Terabithia.
Reading Rockets: A Video Interview with Katherine Paterson
Read a transcript or watch the video interview with Katherine Paterson about her life and work.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katharine Paterson: Discussion Questions
This page has a book summary and discussion questions.
This page has a matching vocabulary worksheet. NOTE: This site contains ads.
eThemes Resource: Literature Themes: Friendship
These sites have tips on making friends and how to resolve common problems that threaten friendships. There are several classroom activity ideas to help foster friendships among students. Includes lists of recommended children's books as well as links to eThemes Resources on books that include this theme.
eThemes Resource: Building Bridges
Learn about various types of bridges: beam, arch, truss, cable stayed, suspension, and others. Find out about different bridge designs. Learn what materials are used in bridge building. Discover what forces influence bridges and what engineers need to know before building a bridge. Includes photographs, schematic drawings, online games, video clips, and instructions how to build bridges from paper, toothpicks, and marshmallows.