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Opening Day

CLASSROOM GUIDE

 

In OPENING DAY, by Susan Bartlett, we learn that Sam’s best friend Eric loves to hunt. His whole family hunts–even his mom and grandma! But Sam’s mom is a vegetarian, and his dad prefers to buy his meat at the supermarket. Sam wants to make up his own mind, and with his parent’s support he works hard to get his hunting license so he can join Eric and his dad for opening day. Although he feels great to be one of the crowd at the opening-day breakfast, once he sees a deer in the woods, he wonders if he really wants to shoot an animal. And if he decides hunting is not for him, will Eric still be his friend?

 

Available wherever books are sold.

 

WHY READ THIS BOOK?

A boy tries deer hunting with his best friend and makes a decision he hopes will not jeopardize his friendship. An evenhanded view of the pros and cons of hunting which celebrates friendship above all.

 

Topics:

Hunting, decision-making.

 

Problems:

Difficult-to-make decisions that conflict with a friend’s decisions. Different opinions on hunting.