Eye Sore Teachers' Guide

Eye Sore Teachers' Guide

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Eye Sore Teachers' Guide

Author(s):

Melanie Jackson

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: sabotage, family obligations
  • Creative writing exercises: "day-in-the-life" diary entry
  • Artistic challenge: Gene Kelly dance moves 
  • Research topics: original vs modern day Ferris wheels, vertigo

Book Summary: The last thing Chaz wants is to spend his summer working on his father’s Eye, a Ferris wheel with glass-bottomed gondolas set up to view scenic North Vancouver. For one thing, Chaz would prefer to pursue his own passion: dance in the style of the late, great Gene Kelly. More important, Chaz suffers from vertigo, and even the thought of the Eye makes him want to lose his lunch. When a crowd of angry protestors and a mysterious vandal threaten his father’s dream and the family’s livelihood, Chaz is forced to overcome his own fears to help out.

The Teachers' Guide for Eye Sore 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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Eye Sore Teachers' Guide