The Tiger Rising Novel Unit for Grades 4-8 CCSS Aligned

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4th - 8th, Homeschool, Staff
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Tiger Rising...I have had multiple copies of the novel The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo sitting on my classroom book shelf for years! I finally got to it and it very well may be one of my favorite novels. What a story!

This 47-page print and go Tiger Rising Novel Unit includes the following:
• a student pacing guide to help chunk chapters together for student reading
• 16-pages of reader response questions
• character analysis
• context clue word work to enhance vocabulary
• main idea work
• story map
• simile work
• 3-post-reading journal prompts to enhance writing
• an end of novel project
• CCSS covered
• an answer key for easy evaluation of student work

This Tiger Rising Novel Unit has EVERYTHING you need to teach this book tomorrow!

Summary of the Tiger Rising:
Rob Horton has moved to Lister, Florida after his mom's passing due to cancer. He lives with his dad at the Kentucky Star Motel where his dad does handyman work. Rob is kicked out of school due to a leg condition that others believe is contagious. He meets an unlikely friend who has also fallen upon some bad luck, and together they work to get through some of the tough challenges life has handed them, while they determine the fate of a caged tiger they find in the woods.

This novel is full of figurative language and impressive imagery that will have your students captivated until the very end. Your students will also learn about how sometimes tragedy can lead to something positive.

Grab this unit and get to the library to check-out this incredible novel!

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Total Pages
47 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.


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