Disconnect Teachers' Guide

Disconnect Teachers' Guide


Disconnect Teachers' Guide


Lois Peterson

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: technology, connection
  • Art project: personalities of characters
  • Geography exercise: map out cross-country journey
  • Research topics: warning signs of Internet addiction

Book Summary: Since moving hundreds of miles to a new school, Daria has become increasingly dependent on her cell phone. Texts, Facebook and phone calls are her only link to her friends in Calgary, and Daria needs to know everything that is going on at home to feel connected to her old life. Her cell phone habit looks a lot like addiction to her mother and to her new friend Cleo. Daria dismisses the idea of technology addiction as foolish until her habit puts a life in danger.

The Teachers' Guide for Disconnect 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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Disconnect Teachers' Guide