121 Express Teachers' Guide

121 Express Teachers' Guide


121 Express Teachers' Guide


Monique Polak

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Summary: This Teachers' Guide presents strategies for teaching reluctant readers in middle school. The guide includes:

  • Reading comprehension exercises
  • Creative writing: essays, skits and letter writing
  • Discussion topics and themes: Bullying, starting a new school, personal priorities
  • Art assignments: transforming text into visual art
  • History: famous heroes in history
  • Geography and health science topics

Book Summary: The students of the 121 Express are infamous for bad behavior, and Lucas knows his role on the bus will determine his social standing at his new school. When he attracts the negative attention of the cool troublemakers, he saves himself by teasing another kid. His ploy works, and soon Lucas is right in the center of the mayhem on the bus. He loves his new-found popularity, but when the fun and games push the bus driver to a nervous collapse and hospitalizes an elderly lady, Lucas begins to question his choices.

The Teachers' Guide for 121 Express is free to download and copy. The book can be purchased online from Orca Book Publishers in the United States and in Canada or from most retail and wholesale booksellers.

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121 Express Teachers' Guide