Sharon Draper
Lesson plans for Tears of a Tiger and other books

|Biography and Background| |Darkness Before Dawn| |Double Dutch| |Fire from the Rock| |Forged by Fire| |Romiette and Julio| |Tears of a Tiger| |Ziggy and the Black Dinosaur| |We Beat the Street|

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Tears of a Tiger Lesson Plan
A thorough unit plan, including activities, vocabulary, and assessments. Also available: activity pack, response journal, more.

Biography and Background

Sharon Draper
The author's official Web site.

Sharon Draper
The author's presentation at the 2008 National Book Festival.

The Battle of Jericho

The Battle of Jericho
This reading group guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities. Aligned to Common Core. Five pages, Adobe Reader required.

Copper Sun

Copper Sun
This reading group guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities. Aligned to Common Core. Eight pages, Adobe Reader required.

Copper Sun
Summary and links to discussion questions, interdisciplinary projects, writing tasks, vocabulary, related titles, background information. 14 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Vocabulary from Copper Sun
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

Darkness Before Dawn

Darkness Before Dawn
Discussion questions and activities. Aligned to Common Core. Six pages, Adobe Reader required.

Double Dutch

Double Dutch
Discussion questions and activities. Aligned to Common Core. Four pages, Adobe Reader required.

Fire from the Rock

Fire from the Rock
Extensive discussion questions and several postreading activities. Aligned to Common Core. Eight pages, Adobe Reader required.

Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire
Discussion questions and activities. Aligned to Common Core. Six pages, Adobe Reader required.

Forged by Fire
Discussion questions divided by section.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Comprehension and discussion questions, postreading activities with emphasis on writing tasks. Aligned to Common Core. Seven pages, Adobe Reader required.

Out of my Mind
This blog suggests a pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading activity, links to related sites.

Out of my Mind
Extensive vocabulary practice. 4 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Romiette and Julio

Click here: these lesson plans have been moved to their own page.

Tears of a Tiger

Click here: these lesson plans have been moved to their own page.

We Beat the Street

We Beat the Street Digital Booktalk
This short video could serve as a prereading activity.

We Beat the Street
Discussion questions, postreading research and writing suggestions.

Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs

Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Book 1: The Buried Bones Mystery
Discussion questions and activities.



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