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.
place to wash.
No clean clothes.
No place to do homework.
had two jobs, but we still couldn't afford a home.
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?
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.
The Unit Contains:
Readers’ Theater Script
Making Connections A Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guide
Readers' Theater Quartet Reading
TRANSFORMERS: Things that Change
Transforming Figurative Language to Pictures, 2 pages
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
to Steal a Dog
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