Cabin Girl Teachers' Guide

Cabin Girl Teachers' Guide


Cabin Girl Teachers' Guide


Kristin Butcher

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: bullying, summer jobs, friendship
  • Creative writing exercises: newspaper article, tour guide script
  • Drama challenge: talk show interview
  • Art project: recreation of Northern Manitoba setting 
  • Research topics: origins of superstitions

Book Summary: Sixteen-year-old Bailey is working at her first summer job, as a cabin girl at a fly-in fishing camp at Witch Lake. She struggles with the job at first but enjoys hearing the stories of the area, including the legend of a local ghost. Then April, an older waitress with street smarts, takes Bailey under her wing and the two girls become friends. It’s all good until another waitress burns her arm and has to leave. Bailey gets a sudden promotion, and April is asked to help clean the cabins. April becomes far from friendly and Bailey finds herself alone again and messing up on the job—and possibly seeing the ghost.

The Teachers' Guide for Cabin Girl 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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Cabin Girl Teachers' Guide