Living Rough Teachers' Guide

Living Rough Teachers' Guide


Living Rough Teachers' Guide


Cristy Watson

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: homelessness, friendship, responsibility
  • Creative writing exercise: perspective shift journal entry
  • Mental health: self-calming techniques
  • Research topics: outreach programs and shelters

Book Summary: In most ways, Edgar is like the other kids in his school. He thinks about girls and tries to avoid too much contact with teachers. He has a loving father who helps him with his homework. But Edgar has a secret, and almost every day some small act threatens to expose him. He doesn’t have a phone number to give to friends. He doesn’t have an address. Edgar and his father are living in a tent on city land. When the city clears the land to build housing, he worries that they might not be able to find another site near his school. Will Edgar have to expose his secret to get help for himself and his father?

The Teachers' Guide for Living Rough 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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