|Lesson Title:||Tears of a Tiger|
|Curriculum Area:||English Language Arts|
|Technology Strand:||Keyboard Util./Desktop Pub./Word Processing|
|Essential Question:||How do I organize my ideas to demonstrate my understanding of a specific character from a novel?|
|Activity Summary||Students will create a character cube summarizing a character from Sharon Draper's novel, Tears of a Tiger.|
English Language Arts
5.01 Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through a meaningful and comprehensive reading program by:
- using effective reading strategies to match type of text.
- reading self-selected literature and other materials of interest to the individual.
- reading literature and other materials selected by the teacher.
- assuming a leadership role in student-teacher reading conferences.
- leading small group discussions.
- taking an active role in whole class seminars.
- analyzing the effects of elements such as plot, theme, characterization, style, mood, and tone.
- discussing the effects of such literary devices as figurative language, dialogue, flashback, allusion, irony, and symbolism.
- analyzing and evaluating themes and central ideas in literature and other texts in relation to personal and societal issues.
Keyboard Util./Desktop Pub./Word Processing
3.05 Select and use WP/DTP features/functions to develop, edit/revise, and publish documents/assignments.
|Detailed Technology Instructions:|
|Cognitive Teaching Strategies|
Tears of a Tiger Cube
A-Andy committed suicide.
B-Burying grief to others
C-Carrothers counsels Andy
D-Drinking and driving
Click for directions on how to download files on a Windows computer.
Novel-Tears of a Tiger
Sticky notes for Hot Seat
Alphabet tiles for summarizing activity
Microsoft Word Files
|Re-teaching and Enrichment Activities|
1. Students can research alcoholism and report on its effects on teenagers.
2. Students can research the steps in the grieving process and then reflect on how Andy went through each step in the novel.
|Griffin Middle, Data last modified: 5/18/2006|