Tree-ear, an orphaned Korean boy in the 15th Century, lives under a bridge and depends upon the local dumping ground for food. With the help of his old friend, Crane-man, Tree-ear grows in wisdom, character, and dreams. To become the apprentice to the grumpy, often abusive master potter Min is more than he could ever hope for. Yet, through a fortunate accident, sacrifice, and hard work, this door is opened to him.
Will Min ever allow to Tree-ear to make a pot? Can Tree-ear accomplish the enormous challenge placed upon him?
Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal, Single Shard is a masterpiece of historical fiction that will encourage its readers to embrace loyalty, integrity, justice, responsibility, humility, and courage.
The Kids Wings 21-page Literature Guide by Suzy Red includes these activities:
Chapter Predict-Confirm Questions
Vocabulary 5-in-a-Row Game
Multiple-choice and short answer comprehension
Three Logic Puzzles
Mapping His Way
Tree-Ear's Song to the tune of the South Korean National Anthem
Crane-Man's Wisdom Today
Jigsaw: Letters of Gratitude
Creative Drama Choices
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