James Lincoln Collier’s use of tragic irony is particularly poignant in My Brother Sam is Dead, a Newbery Honor novel set during the Revolutionary War, detailing a family torn asunder. Tim Meeker is the timid younger brother of seventeen-year-old Sam, who has a decided opinion on the Revolutionary War, with his sympathies running distinctly Patriot. Sam’s allegiance to the Patriot cause runs directly against the beliefs of his Tory minded family, and Tim’s brother is cast out from the household. As the war rages on, Tim struggles with his own allegiance, as he witnesses the brutalities of a war that brings out abominable cruelty on both sides. A dark and realistic piece of historical fiction, grounded with precise details, Collier has created a suspenseful tale that will draw in students, especially reluctant male readers. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
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Students respond to My Brother Sam Is Dead through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion/argument, and informative/explanatory prompts are included. Rigorously study this great work of young adult literature by making connections and responding to writing prompts.
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These leveled discussion questions about My Brother Sam Is Dead require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of young adult literature through rich analysis of the characters, setting, and plot.
These post-reading activities for My Brother Sam Is Dead allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the novel. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned. After reading this great work of young adult literature give students opportunities to share what they've discovered.
These assessment questions for My Brother Sam Is Dead are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text. Assess your students' understanding of the text by using this text-based assessment.
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