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Author: James and Christopher Collier
Subject: Growing up during the Revolutionary War
Setting: New England during the Revolutionary War
Eleven-year-old Tim grows up during the Revolutionary War. His father is loyal to the British while his brother Sam has joined the Patriots. Tim, who is sensitive to this family conflict, must nonetheless grow up quickly, help with the family, and fill Sam's shoes.
|Lexile Measure: 770
Grade Level: 5
|Gender of Main Character: Boy
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In the story, Sam joins the American Revolutionary Army because he feels that the colonists are taxed unfairly by the British. His father thinks that fighting over taxes is not worth the lives that will be lost. Sam claims he is standing up for a principle. Write about a time when you stood up for something you believe in. Describe what you did and how it made you feel.
In the story, Tim Meeker watches a group of soldiers enter the Meeker tavern. Write a paragraph describing the scene Tim views when he sneaks in to see what the soldiers want.
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