Ace's Basement Teachers' Guide

Ace's Basement Teachers' Guide


Ace's Basement Teachers' Guide


Ted Staunton

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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 assignments: alternate novel titles, interview transcripts, song lyrics
  • Discussion topics: busking, song writing, bands and friendship
  • Cultural studies exercise: street performers
  • History exercise: musical slang
  • Music appreciation

Book Summary: Following the demise of his first band, Ace has started up a duo called Two with Lisa, his crush. As Ace and Lisa get serious about their music, Denny, Ace's hapless friend, tries to help out by filming their every move so that he can create the ultimate music video. Unfortunately, he captures some embarrassing moments--ones that Lisa doesn't want shared. Somehow the video gets posted online, and Lisa and Ace find themselves starring in the latest comedic viral video. Lisa is humiliated and refuses to speak to Ace--until their fame turns out to have positive results.  

The Teachers' Guide for Ace’s Basement 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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