Tears of a Tiger Journal Prompts By Sharon M. Draper
Journal Entry Expectations • Always date entries. • Always write the question. • Write at least a paragraph in response to the question. • You may skip a few lines for your next day journal entry.
Tears of a Tiger • Is it difficult to reach out to a friend when they are down? Explain why or why not.
Tears of the Tigers • Pretend you are a friend of Rob’s. Write an eulogy for Rob. eu·lo·gy [yoo-luh-jee] 1. a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially in honor of a deceased person. 2. high praise
Tears of a Tiger • Gerald writes an essay on three things he would eliminate if he could change the word. In your spiral, brainstorm a similar list of things the world could do without. Explain why.
Tears of the Tiger • Who is someone you can talk to when you feel sad or need help? What qualities does this person have that makes you feel comfortable enough to talk to him or her?
Tears of a Tiger • Andy discussed with Dr. Carrothers his views on discrimination. Write a response to Andy’s thoughts and feelings – do you agree or disagree with Andy? Does racism still exist? What suggestions do you have about ending discrimination of any kind?
Tears of a Tiger Christmas is tough for Andy to deal with. Why do some people may have a hard time with holidays when they are supposed to be times of celebration?
Tears of a Tiger • Decisions, decisions. They range from the tiny (Should I have tuna or turkey for lunch?) to the immense (Should I accept that scholarship or follow my dreams and become a cowboy?) • If you could go back in time and change one decision you’ve made, what would it be? Why do you regret making this decision?
Tears of a Tiger • It is sometimes incredibly boring to listen to other people talk about their dreams, but always incredibly fun to talk at length about your own. Well, now’s your chance: Describe your most terrifying nightmare, your recurring dream, and/or the dream you wish had been real.
Tears of a Tiger • Keisha writes a paper on the importance of friendship. What does friendship mean to you?
Tears of a Tiger Woody Allen once said: “It’s better to be the leaver than the leavee.” Do you agree? • Would you rather dump someone than get dumped yourself? Which do you think is more painful?
Tears of a Tiger • Parents and children often claim to be misunderstood by each other. • Explain one thing you think your parents (or other people their age) don’t understand about your generation. Then explain one thing you think your parents would say your generation doesn’t understand about them.
Tears of a Tiger • Based on what you’ve learned in your life so far, what two lessons do you think will be most important to teach your own children? Are these two lessons also ones your parents have taught you, or do they come entirely from your own life and experiences?