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Literature: "Scorpions" by Walter Dean Myers

These sites are about Walter Dean Myers’ book, “Scorpions”. Learn about Walter Dean Myers’ life in his own words and about his outlook on growing up in the inner-city. Included are lesson plans, audio, and video resources from the author as well as information from the National Youth Gang Center. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Author Study: Walter Dean Myers.


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This site provides a complete discussion guide for "Scorpions". Discussion questions for pre-reading and during the book are given. Drama and art extensions complete the lesson.
Read the answers to questions posed by students to author Walter Dean Myers.
Use this biographical information about the author with students while reading "Scorpions".
This site provides author information, bibliography, and reviews. Walter Dean Myers was named National Ambassador for young people's literature, a sort of poet laureate for the children's book world.
Learn about Walter Dean Myers' life from his childhood in Harlem to his success as a writer.
This site features multiple videos of Walter Dean Myers speaking on a variety of topics. Learn about Mr. Myers views growing up in Harlem, the plight of some inner city children and how he approaches writing. NOTE: RealPlayer is required to view videos
Read answers to frequently asked questions about youth gangs. There are also links to many of the sources used on this site.
These websites are about author Walter Dean Myers. Included are biographies, interviews with the author, and bibliographies. There are discussion guides for some of his books. There is a link to eThemes Resources on "Street Love" by Walter Dean Myers.

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