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The Contender

By Robert Lipsyte (7)

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Robert Lipsyte's novel The Contender is the story of seventeen-year-old Alfred Brooks, an orphan adrift after he drops out of high school. Now living in Harlem with his Aunt Pearl and nieces, Alfred responds to the self-destructiveness of his friend James, and the brutality of the thuggish Major and Hollis, by determining to make something of himself. He joins Donatelli's Gym, where his commitment to training gives him strength and resolve. Alfred is temporarily derailed by spending time with bad company, but pulls himself together, returning to the gym and a rigorous schedule. Alfred wins a few boxing matches and gains the respect of the community, but as his mentor Mr. Donatelli says, he doesn't have the killer instinct that professional boxers need. But Alfred takes part in one last fight, losing by decision, but gaining his own self-respect. He comes to the aid of his old friend James, promising to help him fight drug addiction and gain a decent place in the world. Teen readers will respect and applaud Lipstye’s Alfred for his integrity and determination.

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    Novel Study: The Contender (eBook)

    Teacher Tested Educational Publications
    64 Pages, Grades 5 - 9
    Was: $17.99 (USD)
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    Novel Study: The Contender (eBook)

    This Novel Study supports the superb novel, The Contender by Robert Lipsyte. All Teacher-Tested Novel Studies follow a similar format. Teachers can provide each student with a different novel but use similar assignments that include comprehension questions and visual interpretations, assignments in plot and conflict, character webs, timeline, vocabulary crosswords, and formats to respond to letter and essay writing assignments.


     
  • Activity Pack: The Contender (eBook) cover

    Activity Pack: The Contender (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    109 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
    Was: $35.95 (USD)
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    Activity Pack: The Contender (eBook)

    It's possible to energize student learning while accomplishing state-set objectives and national criterion with Prestwick House Activity Packs! Students will learn crucial abstract literary concepts, including the subtlety of style and plot, the elaborateness of theme, and the inclinations of their favorite characters. With this eBook, a variety of reproducible exercises are offered, giving students hands-on experience that will prove integral to their literary experience and indispensible to educators.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Activity Pack series, comprised of some of the following titles: Into The Wild; Life of Pi; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Poisonwood Bible; The Bluest Eye; Beowulf. All aforementioned Prestwick House Activity Packs, as well as the rest of the series, can be viewed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button on the left.


     
  • Response Journal: The Contender (eBook) cover

    Response Journal: The Contender (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    40 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
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    Response Journal: The Contender (eBook)

    This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, 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: The Contender (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    46 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
    Was: $29.99 (USD)
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    Teaching Unit: The Contender (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.


     
  • Puzzle Pack: The Contender (eBook) cover

    Puzzle Pack: The Contender (eBook)

    Teacher's Pet Publications
    132 Pages, Grades 7 - 9
    Was: $16.95 (USD)
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    Puzzle Pack: The Contender (eBook)

    The express goal of Teacher's Pet Publications' Puzzle Packs is to provide a conglomeration of fun games and activities to supplement your in-class novel. Overflowing with dozens of vocabulary-related exercises (including reproducible fill-in-the-blank worksheets, multiple choice worksheets, unit bingo cards, word searches and more) students will be encouraged and able to understand the literature more clearly, while also being able to recall key vocabulary from the novel. Also supplied are teacher answer keys for all puzzles and worksheets, allowing educators to enjoy an uncomplicated day in the classroom!This eBook puzzle manual from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the Puzzle Packs series, comprised of puzzle packs for the following best-selling titles: A Raisin in the Sun; Night; Oedipus Rex; Hatchet; The Cay; My Side of the Mountain; Witness; The Time Machine; The Kite Runner, Freak the Mighty, 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.


     
  • LitPlan Teacher Pack: The Contender (eBook) cover

    LitPlan Teacher Pack: The Contender (eBook)

    Teacher's Pet Publications
    130 Pages, Grades 7 - 9
    Was: $16.95 (USD)
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    LitPlan Teacher Pack: The Contender (eBook)

    This eBook contains several ready-to-teach materials that contain everything needed for a complete unit of study, while managing to incorporate the IRA/NCTE standards. This LitPlan Teacher Pack eBook is very straight-forward to use: Instantly download, print, and teach! Educators can use these resources for entire-class book studies, or smaller groups, tutoring, or independent study projects. Packed to the brim with unit tests, daily lessons, study questions, writing assignments and much more, this teacher asset will surely become a staple of your classroom as an irreplaceable resource.This eBook teacher guide from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the LitPlan series, comprised of literature guides for the following best-selling titles: The Grapes of Wrath; The Egypt Game; Dracula; Treasure Island; The Odyssey; Hatchet; A Tale of Two Cities; A Christmas Carol; The Giver, and 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.


     
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    The Contender: End-of-Book Test (Standards Based) (eBook)

    Novel Units
    8 Pages, Grades 7 - 8
    Was: $9.99 (USD)
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    The Contender: End-of-Book Test (Standards Based) (eBook)

    From Novel Units, the venerable Standards Based End-of-Book Test comes ready to use in a few steps: all you have to do is download, print, and test! Educators will enjoy the inexpensive series that saves both time and energy by including a teacher guide and answer key. Students will take away a higher level of analytical competency and critical reading skills by coalescing state test preparation with quality literature, preparing students for items that they may experience on future exams.This End-of-Book Test eBook is an entry in the Novel Units series for Grades 7-8, comprised of some of the following titles: Freak the Mighty; Hatchet; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; The Westing Game; So B. It; Code Orange; Hush; Son of the Mob, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button located to the left. The Terms of Use Agreement for this digital product is as follows: Single-Use Classroom license allows a maximum of 30 copies of this digital student test per purchase. The included Teacher Guide is non-reproducible.