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HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD

HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
HOW TO STEAL A DOG: A HOMELESS GIRL STEALS A DOG TO COLLECT A REWARD
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HOW TO STEAL A DOG by Barbara O'Connor

It is estimated that there are over one million homeless children in the United States today, and the number is expected to grow. Homelessness makes children sick. Homeless children make poor decisions. Homelessness wounds young children. Homelessness devastates families. Homeless children struggle in school. Georgina's story is one that brings the problem to the surface.

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Told in first person voice by a homeless girl:

I was a normal kid like you. I lived with my parents and little brother. I had friends at school. Then one day, my father left us, and it wasn't long before there was no money. They kicked us out of our apartment. We each put what we could carry into a plastic bag and moved into our old car. We were homeless.

No place to wash.
No refrigerator.
No stove.
No clean clothes.
No place to do homework.

Mama had two jobs, but we still couldn't afford a home.

Then, one day, I saw a sign. Lost Dog. Reward $500. I had an idea. I would steal a dog. The owner would offer a reward. I would return the dog and get the reward. We could move into a house! I carefully planned the steps I needed to take. Each step had its own rules I had to follow. What could go wrong? I would be a transformer...I would make things better. Or, would I?

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The Kids Wings Literature Guide by master teacher Suzy Red comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF format for easy projection and printing. The Activities in this literature guide include:

PRE-READING Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Readers’ Theater Script
Making Connections A Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guide
Readers' Theater Quartet Reading
15-Second Summaries
TRANSFORMERS: Things that Change
Crossword Puzzle
Transforming Figurative Language to Pictures, 2 pages
Character Changes/Transformations
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Chapter 10, Willy's Point of View
Comprehension Check-Up, Chapter 11, Multiple Choice
Research Project: Helping Homeless Children
The Trail Behind Him: A Logic Puzzle
Transforming Language with Pronouns (Pronoun Song)
Mock Trial: Georgina Goes to Trial, 2 pages
Courtroom Ballad to the tune of "Froggie Went a Courtin'"
Discussion /Writing Prompts
Answer Pages

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 month
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