Tunes for Bears to Dance to: Concept Analysis

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Considering using Robert Cormier's young adult novel, Tunes for Bears to Dance to for book circles or as a whole-class anchor text? Check out this overview of the key concepts and issues raised by the novel.

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Instructional Ideas
  • For those unfamiliar with Robert Cormier's novel, the resource provides an overview of the themes and issues raise by the book
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of resources designed for Robert Cormier's young adult novel
  • The six-page packet includes an overview of the novel, a vocabulary list, a plot summary, and a list of related materials
  • The challenge with this series of resources is that the approach asks readers to label actions as good or evil rather than considering the novel as a coming of age story or a novel about the loss of innocence