Walter Dean Myers
Lesson plans for Fallen Angels and other books

|Author Biography and Background| |Dope Sick| |Fallen Angels| |The Glory Field| |Harlem| |The Legend of Tarik| |Monster| |The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner| |The Treasure of Lemon Brown|

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Biography and Background

A Video Interview with Walter Dean Myers
Biography, bibliography, video clips, and transcripts.

Walter Dean Myers
Biography and list of awards, titles.

Walter Dean Myers' Second Chance Initiative
This page is rich with resources. Scroll down to find podcasts on prewriting, on magical realism, and more.

Dope Sick

Walter Dean Myers' Second Chance Initiative
Scroll down for "Reading Guide and Extension Activities." Scroll farther down for a video interview with the author and a generous collection of related links.

Fallen Angels

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The Glory Field

The Glory Field Teaching Guide
Theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments.

Study Guide for The Glory Field
Background information, prereading, vocabulary, graphic organizers, and writing prompts. This guide requires Adobe Reader for access.

"Voicing" a Believable Account
After discussing a light-hearted story about prejudice by Dr. Seuss (The Sneetches), student writers will read and discuss a more serious narrative about a boy being brought to early America by slave ship. The voice in Walter Dean Myers' first chapter of The Glory Field makes his story a much more believable account than Seuss' charming story. Inspired by Myers' writing techniques, student writers will then attempt to create believable accounts of characters and situations they will create. This lesson focuses on voice and word choice.


Harlem Connections: Teaching Walter Dean Myers's Scorpions in conjunction with Paul Laurence Dunbar's The Sport of the Gods
A classroom teacher reports on this pairing of works.

The Legend of Tarik

The Legend of Tarik
Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and enrichment. Note the statement at the top and bottom of the page.


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The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner

The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner
Summary, vocabulary, journal writing, and chapter projects. An excellent set of activities. This page is a PDF file; it requires Adobe Reader or compatible software for access.

"The Treasure of Lemon Brown"

"The Treasure of Lemon Brown"
Resources as part of a unit entitled "The Human Spirit."

"The Treasure of Lemon Brown"
Click on the title to the left to find 6 printable pages of activities for this story. This extensive document contains materials for several other stories, as well. Be careful not to print the entire document unless you want all 116 pages. Requires Adobe Reader for access.