The Tiger Rising is an excellent, thought-provoking book by Kate Dicamillo. The book tells the story of 12-year-old, Rob, who finds a caged tiger in the woods behind his house. Rob befriends a new girl in school, Sistine, and his life is never the same. Filled with powerful symbolism and emotion, this book will leave you thinking long after the final page.
This MEGA packet is the perfect supplement to a study of the book, whether you're doing it as a whole-class, a small group (i.e. reading groups or literature circles), or as an individual project. It includes activities for before, during, and after reading that can serve as comprehension assessment, writing prompts, and/or valuable practice determining different story elements.
This 50-page packet includes:
K-W-L Chart: Tigers
Chapter Summary template
Packing the Suitcase: Rob
Packing the Suitcase: Yourself
Vocabulary Word Wall Cards (10 cards)
Vocabulary: alphabetizing practice
Character Study: Rob and Sistine
Character Profile pages(9 pages)
Venn Diagram (5 pages)
Text Connections Graphic Organizer
Figurative Language Hunt
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
Problem and Solution Graphic Organizer
My Favorite Scene
Good Days vs. Bad Days (2 pages)
Free the Tiger?
Changes Over Time
Journal Entries (6 options)
***Note: this is not a typical packet, filled with pages of multiple-choice questions. With my activities, I seek to stimulate higher-level thinking through graphic organizers, open-ended charts and questions, and character study. Because of this, not all pages have scripted answer keys, because the answers will vary based on the student, the class, and the depth of discussion. Please download the preview to see images of the pages included before your purchase this packet.
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Resource created by: Jessica Lawler
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