Reading Guide: THE MISFITS by James Howe

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This book centers on the topic of name calling and fitting in at a small town middle school. Four students labeled by their peers on a repeated basis take a stand and run for Student Council on a platform of No Name Calling. The characters are all people who kids can relate to, this book is an excellent launch point for the topic of in-school bullying. Reading guide contains 79 questions organized by chapter and opportunities for students to REFLECT and share in small groups along the way on a variety of topics. REFLECT opportunities can be assigned as independent journal entries and help to facilitate discussions in class, and 8 discussion topics, with suggestions for interviews, independent research and large group discussion. Best suited for a middle school audience, alternates between narration/play format with good places for read alouds. It will prompt some excellent discussion around acceptance, difference, and hopefully some solutions to making middle school experience better.

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CreatedAug 10, 2015
UpdatedApr 5, 2016

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    user avatarffffffffa year agoReport

    Excellent reading guide.

    Robert didn't lie about why Killer Man is grouchy or start avoiding Killer Man, though, did he?

    Thanks TES.

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended for teachers by the TES Resource Team.