A Single Shard: Novel Study

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Fulfilling a dream requires a lot of hard work. A study guide for the novel A Single Shard shares the dream of a young Korean orphan. As readers work through the guide, they answer comprehension questions about Tree-ear and the other characters he meets. After reading, they write quatrains and complete storyboards.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Look at a world map and point out Korea to provide a better understanding of the setting
  • Create a mini museum with pictures of celadon to have learners walk through before reading the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource provides a free preview of a small portion of the novel

  • Provides a synopsis of the novel and author biography
  • Brings in vocabulary activities with a focus on anagrams

  • Lacks an answer key
Common Core