Branded Teachers' Guide

Branded Teachers' Guide

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Branded Teachers' Guide

Author(s):

Eric Walters

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: social justice, child labor
  • Creative writing exercises: letters, postcards
  • Art project: school uniform design 
  • Research topics: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Book Summary: The principal announces that the school is implementing uniforms, and Ian finds himself caught in a conflict. His friend Julia wants him to devise a plan to fight the decision, and the principal is determined to convince Ian that the uniforms are a good idea. Ian wants nothing to do with the issue. While doing research for a social justice class, he learns that the manufacturer of the uniforms is on the top-ten list for human rights violations. When he tells the principal this, all he gets is a reminder that the penalty for refusing to wear the uniforms is suspension, and Ian is caught in a whole new conflict—with himself.

The Teachers' Guide for Branded 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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