Learn about this Pulitzer Prize winning book. There are chapter summaries, discussion questions, character analyses, and lesson plans. Also read about author Pearl S. Buck, a Nobel Prize winner. Take a photographic tour of her life.
Basics of Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth"
This is an aid for readers, teachers and book discussion leaders covering "The Good Earth."Includes introduction, author biography, vocabulary, character list, discussion questions, and bibliography.
Anticipation Guide Strategy: "The Good Earth"
This 3 page PDF includes an anticipation guide that will allow the students to make reasonable predictions for Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth."
Biopoem Strategy: "The Good Earth"
This activity helps students understand a character by asking them to write a biopoem about the character using their knowledge from the text.
Concept Analysis: "The Good Earth"
This conceptual analysis of "The Good Earth" explores: organizational patterns, issues related
to the study of the literature, setting, historical background, point of view, irony, tone,
vocabulary, implications for student diversity, affected issues related to the work,
informational and functional text, and research/project ideas.
K-W-H-L Strategy: "The Good Earth"
This activity applies the K-W-H-L strategy to Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth;
includes the purpose for using the strategy, step-by-step directions for implementing the strategy, assessment, an example of the strategy applied, ideas for research, and a strategy template.
Question Answer Response Strategy: "The Good Earth"
This strategy uses four different types of questions to help students think critically and personally about Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth."
Questioning Strategy: "The Good Earth"
Use this questioning strategy for "The Good Earth" to ensure that students explore the novel at all level's of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Thematic Bibliography: "The Good Earth"
This thematic bibliography for "The Good Earth" includes a number of stories that can be used to help reinforce the art of survival theme underlying the novel.
Vocabulary Bingo Strategy: "The Good Earth"
Reinforce sight-word recognition in reading the novel "The Good Earth" by playing vocabulary bingo with your students.
Multigenre Writing Strategy: "The Good Earth"
This strategy requires students to engage in a multi-genre research paper based on Pearl S. Buck's novel "The Good Earth."
Reading Group Guide: "The Good Earth"
This reading group guide for Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth"; including a section about the book, discussion questions, and critical praise of the novel.
"The Good Earth" Learning Unit Guide
This 31 page guide on "The Good Earth" provides lesson plans for teaching the novel; including objectives, lesson content, skill objectives, materials, vocabulary,procedures/activities, and assessment/evaluation.
"The Good Earth" and the China Research Paper
This unit presents a thorough study of Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth," the author's background, plus a relevant research paper which ties into the different cultural aspects of China.
Read an article about author Pearl Buck.
Pearl S. Buck International
Learn about the organization that Pearl Buck founded to help children.
The Pulitzer Prizes
Learn more about the Pulitzer Prize, a prestigious award named for Joseph Pulitzer. Click on "1932" in the timeline to see "The Good Earth."
eThemes Resource: Country: China
Learn about China's geography, language, culture, food, and history. Take a virtual tour of the Great Wall or view numerous photographs of Chinese people and places. Try writing Chinese characters or listen to audio files of Chinese word pronunciations. Includes many craft and classroom activities, plus interactive quizzes. There are sites for students of all ages.