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Fire from the Rock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    Sharon Draper's Style of Writing

    I have never read a book by Sharon Draper before reading Fire from the Rock, so I can¿t really comment on her past experiences in writing with her other novels. However, I did enjoy this book. I am in school to become a middle level educator, so if I were ever to teach a reading class, I would use this book. Not only does the book discuss integration, it also deals with family relationships, growing up in a rural town, and the battles of being a middle school student. Middle level teachers should consider using this book in their classroom because it is an easy read and it also touches on the subjects previously mentioned. In my college course where we read this book, a student even used this book to present a mini-lesson to show a post-reading activity. With that being said, this book will work well with either doing a pre, during, or post reading activity with students since a lot of information is given in the text. Although the book started out slow for me, I recommend this text because it is the type of book that should be presented in classrooms, especially when discussing integration issues. I believe that every middle level student who reads this book can walk away from it gaining something or learning something about his or her own life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2008

    Fire from the Rock

    Sharon Draper tells a story about what is happening inside the homes of people who are facing the Civil Rights Movement. She tells about the brave children that stand up for what they believe in and how this affects them and their families. This story is very true of its time and must be told. We see the hardships children and families go through that not everyone knows or wants to know about.

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