Laggan Lard Butts Teachers' Guide

Laggan Lard Butts Teachers' Guide

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Laggan Lard Butts Teachers' Guide

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Eric Walters

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: basketball, popularity
  • Creative writing exercise: sports-themed puns
  • Language Art project: advertising campaign
  • Social Studies challenge: democratic process
  • Research topics: Scottish place names, professional sports teams 

Book Summary: Sam Campbell’s school team, the Laggan Lairds, always loses. When someone suggests that their name be the Laggan Lard Butts, Sam thinks the team should change its name. Sam wonders, what is a Laird, anyway? The basketball coach agrees, and soon the whole school is involved in an election for a new team name. Sam and his friends nominate the name Lard Butts. When the basketball team starts winning games after a warm-up cheer of “Go, Lard Butts!” it seems the Lard Butt campaign might actually win the election.

The Teachers' Guide for Laggan Lard Butts 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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