Horse Power Teachers' Guide

Horse Power Teachers' Guide

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Horse Power Teachers' Guide

Author(s):

Ann Walsh

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: activism, community
  • Planning exercises: two-night camping trip, goal-setting
  • Drama challenges: scene performance, live interviews 
  • Research topics: 4-H club, The Raging Grannies 

Book Summary: Once again, Callie is forced to take part in her mom’s latest crusade. They head into ranch country to camp—bloodthirsty mosquitoes, stinky outhouses and all—at a protest to save a rural school. Callie’s grandmother shows up with her biker buddies and the Singing Grannies. Callie hates camping and wants nothing to do with the protest. To make matters worse, Callie’s only possible ally, her cousin Del, is mad at her. The last time Callie visited, she was thrown from Del’s horse, Radish. Callie claimed the horse was vicious and now Del’s parents are forcing her to sell Radish. Callie wants to help her cousin, but she’s terrified of the horse. Del is just as tenacious as the rest of Callie’s family, and Callie is forced to admit that she’s not going to be allowed to go home until both the horse and the school are saved.

The Teachers' Guide for Horse Power 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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