Everything you need to understand or teach The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck.
The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck is a short novel for children about two young boys who live in Japan. When the big wave comes and takes Jiya's family, Jiya is raised by Kino's parents, but he must make a life decision when people begin rebuilding the fishing village on the deserted beach. The Big Wave is a heartwarming story that exemplifies the theme that life is stronger than death.
Kino, the son of a farmer, and Jiya, the son of a fisherman, often play together in the ocean. Kino does not understand Jiya's fear of the sea, but his father explains that people fear the sea because it is large and they do not understand it. When a storm hits their island, a big wave obliterates the fishing village on the beach. Though Jiya's father had sent him up the hill to Kino's farm, Jiya's family...
The Big Wave Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including: