High Wire Teachers' Guide

High Wire Teachers' Guide


High Wire Teachers' Guide


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: dedication and determination, circus life
  • Social Studies: animal protection agencies
  • Art projects: musical accompaniments, collages 
  • Research topics: high-wire walker Philippe Petit and other high-risk performers

Book Summary: Zack Freedman has complete control and feels a sense of calm on the high wire. If only he could say the same about the rest of his life. His fellow youth circus performer and roommate, Cubby, hates him, and his aunt dumps a yappy, excitable dog on him. When a necklace is stolen during a circus performance and the victim of the theft threatens to shut down the circus, Zack is desperate to solve the mystery so he can keep his place on the wire.

The Teachers' Guide for High Wire 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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