A Single Shard

The novel A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park is about a boy, Tree-ear, in a 12th-century Korean village. Tree-ear admires the local potters, and dreams of creating his own ceramicware. After accidentally breaking a pot, he finds himself apprenticing for a master potter in order to compensate him for the damage. Students can use this content pack to recreate the story's key scenes. Additional exercises could include identifying the internal and external conflicts, analyzing character traits, describing mood and tone, and defining key vocabulary. Apply the keyword #A Single Shard to show all content from this pack in the Comic Maker.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Wit & Wisdom (K-8) — Wit & Wisdom, Grade 7 Module 1.