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This literature unit includes vocabulary words, definitions and activities, an anticipation guide, a literary element study, journal and discussion topics, a writing activity for each domain, comprehension activities, a research project, answer key, and MUCH MORE!
The Tiger Rising Literature Unit
By Kate DiCamillo
Rob Horton has recently moved with his father from Jacksonville to a dumpy motel in Lister, Florida. Ever since his mother's death, Rob has packed up his feelings in a "suitcase" and clamped it down tight. He is determined that nothing will make him cry again--not the bullies who torment him at his new school, not the ugly, itchy rash on his legs, and especially not missing his mother. Then two extraordinary things happen. First, Rob discovers a real-life caged tiger in the woods behind the motel where he lives. On that same day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a feisty, independent-minded girl who lets her feelings out as readily as Rob holds his in. As Rob and Sistine learn to trust each other, and eventually become friends, they prove that some things--like memories, and heartache, and tigers--can't be locked up forever.
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