Ch 1: The Pigman Literary Context

About This Chapter

''The Pigman'' Literary Context chapter of this ''The Pigman'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the context and different aspects of this piece of literature. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the literary context of this book.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the literary context of Paul Zindel's book will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the literary context of The Pigman. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing literary aspects of The Pigman
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with The Pigman Literary Context chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary context of The Pigman for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Facts and biography of Paul Zindel
  • Zindel's works and famous quotes
  • Reasons why The Pigman was banned
  • The setting and summary of the novel
  • Key quotes and vocabulary words from this book

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: The Pigman Literary Context
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Paul Zindel: Biography & Facts

1. Paul Zindel: Biography & Facts

Growing up in a dysfunctional home similar to many that he would later write about, Paul Zindel was one of the most prolific, as well as controversial, writers of young adult literature of the past century.

Paul Zindel: Books, Plays & Quotes

2. Paul Zindel: Books, Plays & Quotes

Paul Zindel wrote books and plays for kids and young adults in the 1970's. Usually known for his humor and unique book titles, this lesson gives an overall look at Zindell's books, plays, and personality through his own words.

Why Was The Pigman Banned?

3. Why Was The Pigman Banned?

Although teachers and librarians frequently point to its literary merits, 'The Pigman' is often one of the most targeted books for ban lists. This lesson will tell take a closer look as to why it was banned.

The Pigman Summary

4. The Pigman Summary

The Pigman, a novel by Paul Zindel, shows us through the lives of John, Lorraine, and Mr. Pignati, that life is both fragile and precious, and that in many ways, memories are as valued as old friends.

The Pigman Setting

5. The Pigman Setting

While 'The Pigman', by Paul Zindel, may seem to be a story that is largely independent of its setting, the truth is that by better understanding New York during the 1960s, we better understand the tale.

The Pigman Quotes

6. The Pigman Quotes

Lorraine and John have a lot of growing up to do, but the relationship they share with Mr. Pignati goes a long way in helping them mature. In this lesson, we will examine some of the quotes from ''The Pigman'' by Paul Zindel.

The Pigman Vocabulary

7. The Pigman Vocabulary

''The Pigman'' by Paul Zindel is a novel about a unique relationship that forms between two teenagers from dysfunctional homes and a lonely widower. In this lesson, we will review vocabulary from the story.

The Pigman Vocabulary Flashcards

The Pigman Vocabulary Flashcards

Use this flashcard set to help you review the more difficult words found in Paul Zindel's book 'The Pigman.' You will also be introduced to the three main characters in the story.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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