A curriculum guide for the novel, Bang!, by Sharon G. Flake. Guide includes discussion questions and vocabulary for each chapter. The comprehension questions that accompany each chapter are excellent for whole classroom discussions and/or individual literature journal entires. A Resource Guide is also provided to accompany the text. The Resource Guide includes extension activities as well as images and more in depth explanations of references in the novel that might be unfamiliar to students. A list of themes and topics for further research and writing is included.
"When bullets fly, people die and families suffer and sometimes never recover. That’s what thirteen-year-old Mann realizes two years after his six year old brother is shot and killed. As the violence continues in his community, Mann’s grieving father takes extraordinary measures to save his remaining son’s life. Only Mann, a gifted painter who is fond of Leonardo DiVinci and riding horses, isn’t prepared for the world his father ushers him into. As a result, he learns some hard lessons and has to make some difficult choices in order to set his life right. Themes explored in this book include family and community, art, animals and healing, violence, grief and forgiveness."
Awards and Recognitions for Novel:
Detroit Free Library’s Author of the Year Award
Voya’s Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers
CCBC Choices Best of the Best
Book Sense Children’s Picks
Curriculum Guide by Niqe Ware, Middle and High School Special Education Teacher