Tiger Eyes

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Curriculet Details
44 Questions
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3 Quizzes

Designed for students in the seventh grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining text structure, tone, and necessary background knowledge. It also contains videos that support comprehension such as videos about central idea and theme, setting, and summary. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to point of view, summary, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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Chapter One

All people react differently to grief and the loss of a loved one. There are no rules about how you are to react when faced with the death of someone you love.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Two

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What is the most likely reason that Lenaya's voice does not sound natural? 
This section is in italics and in smaller font in order to indicate that Davey is reading this from the paper.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Three

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What does this chapter reveal about Jason? 

Chapter Four

Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Is there a word on this page you need to look up?  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Five

Watch this video on central idea and theme. Afet your watch, you should begin to think about the theme of Tiger Eyes as you continue to read the book.  (This annotation contains a video)
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How does the highlighted section mostly contribute to the text? 

Chapter Six

The question of whether or not cats can sense the moods of their owners is one that is hotly debated. Researchers have attempted to determine if it is so. However, it is a very difficult matter to decide with certainty. Even so, there are many cat owners who are confident that their cats do sense their moods.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Earlier in the text, Bitsy asks Davey's mom if they were "living on love." Now, Davey says that she doesn't "know what we're going to do." What can you infer from this? 
Even the smallest details in a story can reveal much about the character's thoughts and feelings. What does Davey's reaction to the nurse's questioning tell you?  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does the nurse mean when she says, "strictly off the record"? 
Self-talk is an excellent way to deal with anxiety, fear, and doubt. It takes practice, but anyone can benefit from thinking and saying positive things. Try it the next time that you have a big test or game. You might be surprised at how well it works.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Seven

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Throughout the book Davey mentions Jason's Dracula cape. What can you infer from his wearing of the cape? 
Watch this video on summary. Later in the book you will be asked to write a summary of what you have read of Tiger Eyes.  (This annotation contains a video)
Robert Oppenheimer was an American physicist. He, along with a few others, is called the Father of the atomic bomb. He was instrumental in the development of the bomb that helped to end World War II. The first atomic bomb was detonated in 1945 in New Mexico.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Consider how Davey describes Los Alamos. What conclusion can you make about her feelings towards the "change of scenery" that her doctor recommended? 
There are times when people avoid talking about topics that might be upsetting to others. The family isn't being rude by not mentioning Davey's dad. They are most likely trying to keep from upsetting her.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How is the author building the idea that Davey is struggling with her father's violent death? 

Chapter Nine

This is a safety rule that you should follow whenever there are no sidewalks or shoulder of the road available. If on a bike, you should ride in the same direction of the traffic, but if you are walking, you should walk AGAINST the oncoming traffic. You can remember it like this: Ride WITH, walk AGAINST.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Why does the author use the repetition of "down" in this part of the text? 
The finality of death is something that most people grapple with. The idea that a deceased loved one is gone forever is very challenging to comprehend.  (This annotation contains an image)
There are stages of the grief process. Not everyone moves through the stages of grief in the same way or even in the same amount of time, but everyone experiences each stage of the grieving process.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Based on the evidence in the text, what is the young man's primary concern about Davey? 

Chapter Ten

Do you ever fantasize about being on stage or famous? You might be surprised to find that it is a dream many people share. Do you think this could explain the popularity of shows such as American Idol and The Voice?  (This annotation contains an image)
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Earlier you watched a video about summary. Using the information in that video, now write a summary of what you have read so far of Tiger Eyes. Use evidence from the text in your summary. 

Chapter Eleven

Watch this video on setting. As you watch, consider how the setting of Tiger Eyes is shaping the story.  (This annotation contains a video)
There was a time when the word "retarded" was considered appropriate. Today, the term is no longer used and can be hurtful.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does the interaction between Davey and her dad in the store reveal? 

Chapter Thirteen

Remember that the store is the way that Davey's family supports itself. What will it mean for them if the store has been badly damaged or destroyed?  (This annotation contains an image)
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What can be inferred from Davey saying, "I want to comfort her... to hold her close... to let her know that I understand"? 
Have you ever been jealous or envious of what someone else has? Sometimes, it may seem that other people have more than you or better things than you. However, from another person's perspective, it may seem that YOU have more. At any rate, the things (or style of clothes) that you have are not very important. The things that really matter cannot be purchased!  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does the highlighted section mostly contribute to the development of the text? 
Quiz 1 

Chapter Fourteen

What do these actions suggest to you that Davey is planning to do?  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does the interaction between Wolf and Davey suggest? 
The hot air balloon festival is an annual event in Albuquerque. It takes place each October, and balloon enthusiasts from around the world attend. The photo was taken at the balloon festival.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Why does Davey ask if she "should bother to make friends"? 

Chapter Fifteen

The Anasazi are believed to be ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians. They inhabited the Four Corners country of southern Utah, southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, and northern Arizona from about A.D. 200 to A.D. 1300. Today, the remains of their cliff dwellings can still be seen.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What can you mostly infer from Bitsy's comment about the school records?  
A physicist is someone who studies physics. Because of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, there are a large number of highly trained scientists living in the area.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does the highlighted section of the text mostly contribute to the structure of the story? 

Chapter Sixteen

Are you surprised that Wolf and Tiger have this connection? Do you think that the hikes in the canyon are a way that they both escape their troubles?  (This annotation contains an image)
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Davey comments about her mom that she "is asleep... sound asleep again... shades in her room pulled down..." What do these words tell you about her point of view? 

Chapter Seventeen

Think about the significance of what Davey is noticing regarding the demographics (population) of the Los Alamos community.  (This annotation contains an image)
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The nuclear bombs have what connotation for Davey?  

Chapter Eighteen

Candy stripers get their name from the distinctive uniform they wear. Candy stripers are mostly teen volunteers. They volunteer in hospitals and assist by running errands and performing other minor duties. Today, there aren't many hospitals that still use candy stripers.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Which of the following mostly contributes to the tone of this scene from the hospital? 

Chapter Nineteen

Some people find it much easier to talk to a counselor about their feelings than to a family member or friend. A counselor is trained to help and can provide an outside perspective. If you ever need someone to talk to, a school counselor is a great place to start.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does this interaction between Davey and Jason contribute to the text? 

Chapter Twenty

Georgia O'Keefe was an American artist. In 1929, O'Keefe travelled to New Mexico in order to find new inspiration for her art. She is known for her painting of nature and desert landscapes.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does Davey's fantasy reveal? 
MIT and Wellesley are both very prestigious schools.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does Jane being overly "polite" as well as her filing Davey's "nail down to nothing" reveal about her point of view? 
Do you think it was really firecrackers that Davey and Hugh were hearing or was it something else?  (This annotation contains an image)
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Earlier you wrote a summary of what you had read up to that point of Tiger Eyes. Writing a summary helps your comprehension or understanding of the text. Now, write another summary adding to what you previously wrote. 

Chapter Twenty-one

Some teens experiment with alcohol. This can be very dangerous and have deadly results. Authors include events such as these in books so as to create characters that are real to life.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Based on evidence in the text, how do the decisions of Ted and Jane impact Davey? 

Chapter Twenty-two

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Based on what you've read in the text, how can Davey's point of view regarding religion be best described?  
Being a skilled reader includes anticipating the upcoming events as well as paying attention to the tone or mood of particular sections of the story. Notice that this chapter ends with Davey describing an "empty feeling" and the canyon being "cold and gray." What does this indicate to you about Davey's emotions?  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Twenty-three

It is inappropriate to refer to someone as a "vegetable." If a person has severe brain damage, it is correct to say that person is in a "vegetative state." "Vegetable" has a powerful negative connotation.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How has the author presented and built Walter's point of view? 

Chapter Twenty-four

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What do Mr. Ortiz's plans for Wolf reveal? 
Sometimes adults get so caught up in wanting what they consider to be the best path for their children, that they forget to consider what the kid wants. It may not seem like it, but this is usually done out of love and the desire parents have to keep their children from experiencing disappointment.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does Bitsy mean when she says, "Not at the table"? 

Chapter Twenty-five

The Palace of the Governors was the Spanish seat of government in the 17th century. Today, it is the home of the state's history museum.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does the trip to Santa Fe and the setting contribute to the development of Jane's character? 

Chapter Twenty-six

After the loss of a loved one, holidays can be very difficult. Especially the first holiday without the loved one present. Some people feel that it is the best time to start a new tradition as it will help make the absence easier.  (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz 2 

Chapter Twenty-seven

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Why does the author have Bitsy assuming that Wolf does "maintenance" at the lab, and then expressing "relief"  that he goes to Cal Tech? 
What do Davey's thoughts regarding her mother tell you about her relationship with her mom at this point? Notice that she says she should be a "real mother."  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Twenty-eight

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What does the idiom "a chip on my shoulder" mean? 
Chamber music is classical music that is played by a small group of musicians. It most likely is called chamber music because the small group of musicians could fit in a small room or chamber.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Throughout the last couple of pages, the author builds the idea that Davey is upset with her mom. What is the primary reason that Davey is upset? 

Chapter Twenty-nine

It is not unusual for a person to hold their emotions in after the death of a loved one, only to have those emotions overflow or erupt at a later time due to a trigger. In this case, the death of Mr. Ortiz has triggered the deep grief that Davey has held inside over her father's death to surface.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Read the highlighted statement. Based on what you have read in the text, what does Davey mean when she says "so many people seem afraid"? You might find it helpful to consider Bitsy and Walter's reactions to almost everything Davey wants to do as well as Jane's experience while shopping.  

Chapter Thirty

Do you feel that Walter and Davey have been heading to this showdown? Has the tension between them been escalating?  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does the author show Walter and Davey have widely differing points of view? 

Chapter Thirty-one

Oklahoma! is a musical that was written by Rodgers & Hammerstein. It was first performed in 1943 and is part of our cultural heritage. The clip is from a movie version of Oklahoma! and shows the song from Davey's audition. The chorus begins at 40 seconds. You might notice that the actresses are using their interpretation of an Oklahoma accent.  (This annotation contains a video)
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How does Davey earning a part in Oklahoma! as well as her mother's reaction contribute to the text? 
Do you feel that Davey is being unreasonable about Ned? Is she giving him a fair chance, or is she taking out her anger about her dad's death on him?  (This annotation contains an image)
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Considering what you have read, why does Davey's mother suggest that she meet with Miriam? 

Chapter Thirty-two

It is true that what you share with a counselor cannot be repeated to anyone. This includes any conversations that you might have with your school counselor. Your privacy is protected.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does Davey mean by "my father had us in stitches"? 

Chapter Thirty-three

This is another milestone in Davey's life that results in her feeling the absence of her father even more.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Thirty-four

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Write a response in which you use evidence from the text in order to examine how the author has developed the idea that Jane and Davey have differing points of view. You might get started by thinking about Jane's drinking. 

Chapter Thirty-five

It is very common for people to avoid thinking about and/or talking about things that are painful. However, talking is one of the most beneficial things that can be done to bring about healing.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Why does Davey remove the bloody clothes that she had hidden in her closet and place them in the cave? 

Chapter Thirty-six

A tiger's eye is a gemstone that is actually a type of quartz. Some people believe that the gem can bring good luck.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How has being in Los Alamos mostly changed Davey's mother? 
Sometimes, when someone dies there is a tendency to remember that person in only the most favorable light. It is important for Davey to remember that her dad had faults. In no way does that lessen the love she feels for him.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Thirty-seven

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Based on what you have read in the text, what is the driving force behind Betsy wanting the family to stay in Los Alamos? 

Chapter Thirty-eight

Is this satisfactory to you, or were you hoping that Davey and Wolf would reunite? When authors write endings that we do not exactly enjoy, they typically do so in order to mirror what often happens in real life.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Thirty-nine

Watch this trailer of a film version of Tiger Eyes.  (This annotation contains a video)
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What is true of the trailer that you watched of the movie version of Tiger Eyes? 

Chapter Forty

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