The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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Biography and Background

A Video Interview with Walter Dean Myers
Biography, bibliography, video clips, and transcripts.

Walter Dean Myers
Biography and list of awards, titles.

Walter Dean Myers' Second Chance Initiative
This page is rich with resources. Scroll down to find podcasts on prewriting, on magical realism, and more.

The Glory Field

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The Glory Field
An extensive set of resources: author background research, comprehension questions, vocabulary, writing tasks, journal prompts, found poems, conflict analysis, historical research, more. Adobe Reader required for some resources.

The Glory Field
This lesson focuses on the first section of the novel. Students research facts about slavery and compare them with descriptions from the novel. 4 pages; word processor required.

The Glory Field
Resources at this site include vocabulary words by section, a graphic organizer for inferences, links to video on the integration of the University of Alabama and performances by Marian Anderson.

The Glory Field : Reading the Life of Walter Dean Myers
This unit plan includes reader's theater, role play, writing tasks, Socratic Seminar, and other learning activities. Printable student handouts. Designed for 7th grade. 25 pages; Adobe Reader required.

The Glory Field Teaching Guide
Theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments.

Study Guide for The Glory Field
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"Voicing" a Believable Account
After discussing a light-hearted story about prejudice by Dr. Seuss ( The Sneetches ), student writers will read and discuss a more serious narrative about a boy being brought to early America by slave ship. The voice in Walter Dean Myers' first chapter of The Glory Field makes his story a much more believable account than Seuss' charming story. Inspired by Myers' writing techniques, student writers will then attempt to create believable accounts of characters and situations they will create. This lesson focuses on voice and word choice.