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					                                   The Tiger Rising
                                       By Kate DiCamillo
                                                           Name _________________________

Flashback (page 2-3)

What is Rob thinking back to? _____________________________________________________

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What is a flashback? _____________________________________________________________

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Infer (page 10)

What does the author mean “He kept the suitcase closed?”

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Idiom (page 12)

“You make take your seat before you put your foot in your mouth any farther.” This phrase is
an idiom because it doesn’t mean exactly what it says. What does the author mean when she
uses this idiom?

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Compare/Contrast (pages 18-25)

Using what you know about Sistine and Rob, compare and contrast these two characters. Use
more than looks or gender. There is a Venn Diagram on the next page to use. Write each
person’s name in one of the circles to start.




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Sandven
          The Tiger Rising
             By Kate DiCamillo
                                 Name _________________________




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Sandven
                                     The Tiger Rising
                                          By Kate DiCamillo
                                                              Name _________________________

Setting (p. 38 End of Chapter 10)

Give the setting (time AND place) of the book.

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Plot (p. 38 End of Chapter 10)

What is the plot of the story? (If you don’t know what plot is look it up.)

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Vocabulary (page 45)

Draw a picture of a palmetto tree. Be sure it is good quality work using color and details to
make it clear.




Fact (48 End of Chapter 13)

The Sistine Chapel is a very famous place in Italy. Find a picture on the internet and print it off.
Attach it to the back of this packet.

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Sandven
                                       The Tiger Rising
                                            By Kate DiCamillo
                                                                Name _________________________

Fact

Give one fact about Rob and one opinion about Rob.

Fact:

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Opinion:

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Character Development (page 48)

Watch to see if Rob changes in any way during the story. If he does he is a dynamic character, if he does
not he is a static character.

Complete the Bio Poem on this and the next page.

                                              Bio Poem
                                  Line One: Character’s name
                     Line Two: Four words that describe the character
                Line Three: Five words that are identifiers telling who or
                                       what the character is
                           Line Four: Lover of (name three things)
                        Line Five: Who feels (name three emotions)
                          Line Six: Who needs (name three things)
                                    Line Seven: Who gives (3)
                                    Line Eight: Who fears (3)
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Sandven
                                  The Tiger Rising
                                      By Kate DiCamillo
                                                          Name _________________________

                            Line Nine: Who likes to wear (3)
                 Line Ten: Who would like to see (finish this sentence)
            Line Eleven: Lives (give information about geographical region)
                             Line Twelve: Repeat Line One


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Simile/Metaphor (page 55)

“…..the motel room, he knew, would be as dark as a cave,……”

What two things are being compared?

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Sandven
                                    The Tiger Rising
                                         By Kate DiCamillo
                                                              Name _________________________

What do they have in common? Why are they being compared?

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Is this phrase a simile or a metaphor?               Simile         Metaphor

How do you know which it is?

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Symbolism (page 55)

What does the suitcase symbolize?

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Point of View (page 65)

What point of view is this book written from?        First Person         Third Person

How do you know?
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Omniscience (page 65)

Does the author have an omniscient point of view?             Yes   No

How do you know?

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Sandven
                                     The Tiger Rising
                                          By Kate DiCamillo
                                                              Name _________________________

Onomatopoeia (page 75)

Find three sound words (onomatopoeia) on this page.

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Symbolism (page 77)

How does Sistine feel like the tiger in the cage?

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Vocabulary (page 90)

Look up what a prophet is and then explain why Sistine thinks Willie May is one of them.

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Prediction (page 97, end chapter 25)

Rob says he knows what he has to do. Predict what his plan is.

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Foreshadowing (page 105)

What happened to Cricket?

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Sandven
                                     The Tiger Rising
                                          By Kate DiCamillo
                                                              Name _________________________

Why did Rob think of Cricket after letting out the tiger?

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Writing assignments: Choose One

Use the clarification graphic organizer to help you get started.



A) Rob changes greatly from the beginning of the book to the end. Explain of how he changes.



B) Did the tiger have to be killed? Be sure to give good supporting ideas for your answer.



C) Create a different name for this story. Give reasons and examples from the story to support
your title.



D) In what ways did Willie May play a key role in the lives of Rob and Sistine?



E) Think about the actions of the bus driver, principal and Beauchamp. Did they act as
responsible adults toward Rob? Explain.




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Sandven
                                    The Tiger Rising
                                         By Kate DiCamillo
                                                             Name _________________________

Rising/Falling Action (End)

Cut out the following rectangles. Order them according to the story. Create an excitement map
labeling the rising action, falling action, and climax. Be sure you connect the events with a line
and label your paper with the title of the book. Mrs. Sandven has an example if you need one.


Rob and his dad move Together Sistine and
to a hotel after Rob’s Rob visit the tiger for
mother dies.           the first time.
Rob is asked by                                   Rob meets Sistine.
Beauchamp to take
care of the tiger.
The tiger dies.                                   The principal tells Rob
                                                  to stay home because
                                                  of what is on his legs.
Rob and Sistine free                              Willie May and Sistine
the tiger.                                        meet and become
                                                  friends.

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