Chick: Lister Teachers' Guide

Chick: Lister Teachers' Guide

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Chick: Lister Teachers' Guide

Author(s):

Alex Van Tol

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress and anxiety
  • Creative writing exercises: "Top 5" lists, song lyrics
  • Art and service projects: posters, collages 
  • Research topics: recipe development, history of names

Book Summary: Chick is a popular fourteen-year-old who is essentially on this earth to live up to his father’s impossible expectations—at least, that’s how he feels. This pressure is a grinding source of anxiety for him, which he copes with by making lists. He itemizes every aspect of his life, from his daily routine to the things that make him nervous. As the pressure of school and his budding romance with his debate teammate Audrey builds, his compulsion starts to feel impossible to control—or conceal.

The Teachers' Guide for Chick: Lister 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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Chick: Lister Teachers' Guide