Linda Sue Park
Lesson ideas for A Single Shard
Linda Sue Park
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Lesson on Korea
Students learn about "life, society, history, and culture in 12th century Korea" as they explore the novel. This 4-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Summary, discussion questions, and activities.
A Single Shard
Summary, book talk, and discussion questions.
A Single Shard Teachers Guide
Summary, prereading activity, thematic and cross-curricular connections, ideas for vocabulary, and more.
A Study of Korea with the novel A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
This activity emphasizes vocabulary from the first third of the novel. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for access.
WebQuest for Fourth Grade
Students research cross-curricular aspects of the novel.
Writing about Life's Lessons
The writer first completes a graphic organizer about a life-changing experience or an experience from which a lesson has been learned. The retelling of the experience is then tied to a proverb. During revisions, the writer works to reference and explain the meaning of the proverb through his/her personal experience. The final product of this assignment is a concise essay (a parable of sorts) that intertwines and supports the words of wisdom that follow us into old age. This lesson focuses on idea development and organization.
When My Name Was Keoko Digital Booktalk
This short video can serve as a prereading activity.