Maxed Out Teachers' Guide

Maxed Out Teachers' Guide


Maxed Out Teachers' Guide


Daphne Greer

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

  • Discussion topics and themes: hockey, special needs, responsibility
  • Creative thinking exercise: mind maps
  • Art project: scene interpretation
  • Drama challenge: improvisation
  • Research topics: ABIs and congenital conditions, resources for kids 

Book Summary: More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it’s not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?

The Teachers' Guide for Maxed Out 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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