Big Dip, The Teachers' Guide

Big Dip, The Teachers' Guide


Big Dip, The 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: running, cliff-hangers
  • Creative writing exercises: character profiles, extra chapters
  • Art project: interpretation of chapter or scene
  • Research topics: history of rollercoaster, Princess Margaret

Book Summary: Joe and his friend Skip are enjoying the thrill of the Big Dip, a famous rollercoaster, until they learn the old man in front of them has been shot. The old man mutters with his dying breath something about getting a Margaret Rose to the police. Joe leaves the crime scene to get on with his life. But someone is desperate for the Margaret Rose and thinks Joe has it. When his sister is kidnapped, Joe is in a race against time to solve the puzzle.

The Teachers' Guide for The Big Dip 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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