Everything you need to understand or teach Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen.
Dragon's Blood, the opening book of the Pit Dragon Trilogy by Jane Yolen, is the story of a young bonder named Jakkin Stewart, who has a dream of becoming a dragon trainer. It is a story of love, slavery, compassion, fierce loyalty, and a young man's drive to be free.
Jakkin Stewart was born free, but after the death of his father, his mother sold them both into bondage for survival. After she too died, Jakkin was left on his own at Sarkkhan's nursery, where he helps care for the Master's dragons. Jakkin, however, is good with the creatures, and dreams of stealing an egg to hatch, so he can train his own dragon to fight in the pits, thereby earning his way out of bondage. After cultivating a piece of ground far into the harsh landscape around the nursery, Jakkin plans his theft, only the have the...
Dragon's Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles, Volume One Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: