Tunes for Bears to Dance to: A Letter for Henry

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Readers of Tunes for Bears to Dance to are asked to write a personal letter to Henry, the main character in Robert Cormier's young adult novel, offering Henry advice about whether he should do as Mr. Hairston wants.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have writers share their letters with their group
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a series of resources designed to accompany a reading of Robert Cormier's Tunes for Bears to Dance to
Pros

  • The assignment asks readers to make text-to-self connections to the novel
  • A brief rubric is included with the assignment sheet
Cons

  • None