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Sounder

By William H. Armstrong (4)

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William H. Armstrong’s award winning novel Sounder is a haunting tale of injustice and poverty viewed through the eyes of a child. Set in the rural South of the late 19th century, it recounts the story of a poor sharecropper’s struggle to support his family. The sharecropper and his mixed breed coon hound Sounder, named for his baritone bellow, hunt for food every night; but Sounder’s silence signals there is no food to be found. One night, the sharecropper leaves Sounder home, and the next day the family wakes up to the smell of ham and biscuits. While relieved, the sharecropper’s son senses his parents’ anxiety. His mother hums nervously, and his father keeps looking out the window. Three days later, as the boy watches, the sheriff arrests the sharecropper, handcuffing him and throwing him on a wagon. Sounder chases the wagon and a deputy shoots him repeatedly. The traumatized boy finds part of Sounder’s ear, but he cannot find the dog. Loneliness descends on the house, as the boy begins a vigil for his father and his father’s loyal friend, wondering if the two will ever return home. Sounder is a moving tribute to the dignity and resiliency of man and beast, and the tight bond between them.

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    Study Guide: Sounder (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    21 Pages, Grades 6 - 9
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    Study Guide: Sounder (eBook)

    Teaching literature is easy with Novel-Ties!This Learning Links Novel-Ties is specially designed for students in the middle grades. Chapter-by-chapter activities and worksheets allow students to be familiarized with the majority of literary devices, preparing them for more complex reading in the future. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a distinguished supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grades 7-8, including the following additional titles: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Animal Farm; Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl; The Hobbit; Johnny Tremain; A Lantern in Her Hand; The Lottery Rose; My Brother Sam is Dead; The Outsiders; The Pearl; Where the Red Fern Grows; A Wrinkle in Time; The Yearling; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Romeo and Juliet; Sounder; Dicey's Song; No Promises in the Wind; The Miracle Worker; Across Five Aprils; The Call of the Wild; Monster; Scorpions; The House on Mango Street; Forged by Fire; A Christmas Carol; Tangerine; Stargirl; Milkweed; Tears of a Tiger; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. All preceding Novel-Ties eBooks can be located by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Power Pack: Sounder (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    66 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    Power Pack: Sounder (eBook)

    This Prestwick Power Pack is indispensible for encouraging students to become actively engaged in your current classroom novel study. Figurative language is stressed as a key concept in the many skills-based activities. Reproducible exercises not only save you time, but are instantly downloadable and inexpensive for a distinguished supplementary resource of this calibre.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Power Packs series. Other best-selling titles include: A Wrinkle In Time; Fever 1973; The Giver; Ella Enchanted; The Devil's Arithmetic; Esperanza Rising; From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler; To Kill A Mockingbird, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook power packs, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Teaching Unit: Sounder (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    41 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Teaching Unit: Sounder (eBook)

    For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Sounder: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    Teacher Created Resources
    48 Pages, Grades 5 - 8
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    Sounder: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    This eBook is filled to the brim with fun classroom activities, games, worksheets, and unit tests, making it an indispensible tool to teach well-known literature. Students will be engaged while developing important skills, such as a familiarity with vocabulary, sequencing, characterization, and more. Reproducible pre- and post-reading cross-curricular lessons involve ideas that are optimal for core literature and individualized reading.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Challenging Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: The Outsiders; The Pearl; The Indian in the Cupboard; The Phantom Tollbooth; Hatchet; The Incredible Journey; The Giver; Shiloh; A Single Shard; Walk Two Moons, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.