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Tunes for Bears to Dance to: Graphic Organizer Strategy

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"What are Henry's options?" "What do you think Henry will do?" To better understand the central conflict for the main character in Robert Cormier's Tunes for Bears to Dance to, class members engage in a compare-and-contrast activity that asks them to consider Henry's options and to predict what he will do.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson and have kids complete the assigned reading and the graphic organizer before class 
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of resources designed to accompany a reading of Tunes for Bears to Dance to
Pros
  • The strategy enables readers to develop their predictins skills as well as to make text-to-self connections
Cons
  • The format of the graphic organizer suggests that the possible consequences are either all good or all bad; therefore, consider substituting a Venn diagram instead