Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire Trilogy, Book 1) by Lynn Austin

By Lynn Austin

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Lynn Austin takes readers on a dramatic trip in the course of the Civil conflict years in her award-winning Refiner's hearth sequence. advised in 3 targeted perspectives—Southern, Northern, and slave—each ebook deals a riveting and eloquent exploration of a state and its humans grappling with racism and injustice. With writing wealthy in ancient element, Austin brings to lifestyles the compelling trips of characters faced with the dangers and sacrifices their ideals entail.

Book 1 within the Refiner's fireplace sequence. The daughter of a prosperous slave-holding relations from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a tradition that believes slavery is God-ordained and biblically appropriate. yet upon awakening to the cruelty and injustice it encompasses, Caroline's eyes are opened for the 1st time to the boys and girls who've cared tirelessly for her. Her trip of adulthood and religion will draw her into the abolitionist circulation, the place she is faced with the dangers and sacrifices her ideals entail.

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Phrasing and inflection, two important reading skills, are at the heart of Reader’s Theater. Students also develop public speaking skills such as volume, pacing, and facial expression. The traditional format of Reader’s Theater is very simple. There really is no right or wrong way to do it. By following these few tips, you and your students will be ready to explore the world of Reader’s Theater. EQUIPMENT Location: A theater or gymnasium is a fine place for a Reader’s Theater performance, but staging the performance in the classroom works well too.

Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die.

Supplies were running low. The Texas soldiers were almost out of ammunition. Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort.

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