William Miller
Lesson plans for Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree and other books

Author Interview
In this interview Miller discusses how he started writing for children, as well as other topics.

The Bus Ride
Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery
Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

Joe Louis, My Champion
This teacher guide includes a synopsis, prereading questions, vocabulary words, postreading discussion questions, literature circle roles, reader response writing prompts, ELL/ESL strategies, and interdisciplinary learning activities for social studies, science, and sports.

The Legend of Freedom Hill
Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader responde and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

The Piano
Summary and background, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

Rent Party Jazz
This teacher guide includes a synopsis, prereading questions, vocabulary words, postreading discussion questions, literature circle roles, reader response writing prompts, ELL/ESL strategies, and interdisciplinary learning activities for social studies, science, and music.

Richard Wright and the Library Card
Summary and background, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree
Summary and background, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.



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