Determine a theme for a story and explain how the characters’ actions support the development of theme, by using key details and character actions to describe key themes in a text.
Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman — Florence
What themes are present in Seedfolks? How do the characters’ actions support the development of the themes?
Florence describes the people who started the Gibb Street garden as “seedfolks.” Why?
Even though Florence was unable to garden, she became deeply connected to the garden. Explain how and why.
How did the changing seasons influence the garden? The community?
Even though Florence didn’t recognize the girl planting lima beans, it made her feel alive. What does the girl represent? Why is she important to the garden and the community?
Why does the author end with Florence’s point of view?
to keep someone or something safe from harm