Cowboys Don't Cry, by Marilyn Halvorson Novel Study Gr. 7-8
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Shane Morgan, a 14 year old from Alberta lives a nomadic life with his father, a former champion-bull rider turned rodeo clown. Novel byMarilyn Halvorson
This novel is an excellent piece of contemporary realistic fiction. Adolescents will be especially interested as it deals with genuine struggles and focuses on adolescent reactions.
Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key.
For the Teacher:
Background Information For Educators Author Biography and Genre Plot Summary Response Journal and Discussion Circle Ideas for Response Journals Pre-Reading Discussion Questions Introduction Idea
Answer Keys Student Activities Comprehension Questions Ch. 1-10 Comprehension Questions Ch. 11-20 Vocabulary Ch. 1-9 Vocabulary Ch. l 0-20 Figurative Language Colloquial Language Writing Tools: Flashback Writing Tools: Symbolism/Foreshadowing Quotes to Reflect On Conflict Musical Genres Musical Tastes Personal Musical Taste Mapping Nicknames Rodeo Research Point of View Newspaper Article Letter Writing and Inner Turmoil Concrete Poetry Studying Film Drama Anthology