Tears of a Tiger Homework


Chapter:  Dear Lord, B.J’s Prayer


Vocabulary:  Complete in your Word Study Notebook:


  • Stunted, vices, infinite, wisdom, outrageous


Comprehension Questions:  Complete in your Reading Notebook


  1. How does the death of Robbie Washington affect B.J?  Why does it effect him that way?
  2. Does B.J feel guilty about Robbie’s death and why?
  3. Why does B.J. not drink?
  4. What is the setting of the story?


Chapter:  My Most Frightening Moment


  • In your notebooks add to the chart about Rhonda’s emotions. 
  • Next, describe how she expresses through her writing for her assignment how she is feeling.
  • What is the setting of the story, does it have an impact on Rhonda’s feelings?


Chapter:  The Hazelwood Herald


Vocabulary (word study notebooks)


  • Memorium, international, vast, undignified, fatalities, accustomed, forfeit


Comprehension Questions: (to be completed in your reading notebooks)


  1. What is the main focus of the Hazelwood Herald?
  2. Look under Editorial Comments, what was the main idea of this section?  What was the purpose for the writer to write this?
  3. Look under on Giving Thanks, why does the author feel we should give thanks?
  4. Look under Sports Scene, what did the Hazelwood Tigers do for the best next two games?  Why do you think they did this?
  5. Who was named captain after Robbie Washington’s death?  Why do you think this was?  How do you think that person feels? (think about his role in Robbie’s life)
  6. Read Teacher of the Week, who is Mark Ripley?  What is his role in the student’s lives?