David Shannon, A Bad Case of Stripes

| Biography and Background | | A Bad Case of Stripes | | No, David! |

Biography and Background

David Shannon
The author/illustrator's presentation at the 2008 National Book Festival.

A video interview with David Shannon
Biography, bibliography, video interview, and transcript.

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Bullying: Using Literature Response Groups With Students
This lesson is a good companion to A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.

A Bad Case of Stripes
Summary and 3 sets of discussion questions based on different aspects of the book.

A Bad Case of Stripes
Teaching resources include a video of actor Sean Astin reading the story aloud and additional activities , including writing, research, and related links. The video runs 11:51 and resides at YouTube. The additional activities require Adobe Reader for access.

A Bad Case of Stripes
Teaching tips and a craft activity.

A Bad Case of Stripes
Book talk.

Let's hunt for vivid vocabulary!
During an oral reading of the book A Bad Case of Stripes , the students will search and identify various nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, dialogue tags, and transition words. This lesson is designed for grades 3 and 4.

Other Bad Cases to Write About
The writer will plan an original story where an unusual affliction affects a character and is eventually solved. The students will use strong and memorable details as they convey their original "bad case of ___" stories. In their final drafts, students will attempt to make their readers feel the same emotions that their story characters feel. Includes student models.

No, David!

No, David!
This lesson begins on p. 61 (65th page of document). It includes pre-reading discussion and song, during-reading, and post-reading activities, extension activities, and printables. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.