The perplexing issue of personal identity is at the center of Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel, Stargirl. Narrator Leo Borlock is a bit eccentric himself with his penchant for porcupine ties, but when homeschooled Stargirl Caraway enters his high school, she really stands out. Stargirl’s hair, her clothes, and her unfailingly sunny manner all make her a target for teenage hostility. When she becomes a cheerleader, she becomes instantly popular, but her unique personality is too vibrant for the popularity to last long. Only her desire to be a good girlfriend for Leo can prompt Stargirl to try to conform in appearance and behavior. However, when Stargirl cheers for the opposite team at a school football game, she is once again shunned. Leo admits to her that he is unhappy to be stigmatized along with her, and Stargirl disappears. Will Leo ever see her again? The ending is left ambiguous when years later, a porcupine tie arrives in the mail for Leo. Young adult readers will respond to the quest for identity that Spinelli so deftly portrays.
Teaching literature is easy with Novel-Ties!This Learning Links Novel-Ties is specially designed for students in the middle grades. Chapter-by-chapter activities and worksheets allow students to be familiarized with the majority of literary devices, preparing them for more complex reading in the future. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a distinguished supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grades 7-8, including the following additional titles: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Animal Farm; Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl; The Hobbit; Johnny Tremain; A Lantern in Her Hand; The Lottery Rose; My Brother Sam is Dead; The Outsiders; The Pearl; Where the Red Fern Grows; A Wrinkle in Time; The Yearling; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Romeo and Juliet; Sounder; Dicey's Song; No Promises in the Wind; The Miracle Worker; Across Five Aprils; The Call of the Wild; Monster; Scorpions; The House on Mango Street; Forged by Fire; A Christmas Carol; Tangerine; Stargirl; Milkweed; Tears of a Tiger; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. All preceding Novel-Ties eBooks can be located by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.
The express goal of Teacher's Pet Publications' Puzzle Packs is to provide a conglomeration of fun games and activities to supplement your in-class novel. Overflowing with dozens of vocabulary-related exercises (including reproducible fill-in-the-blank worksheets, multiple choice worksheets, unit bingo cards, word searches and more) students will be encouraged and able to understand the literature more clearly, while also being able to recall key vocabulary from the novel. Also supplied are teacher answer keys for all puzzles and worksheets, allowing educators to enjoy an uncomplicated day in the classroom!This eBook puzzle manual from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the Puzzle Packs series, comprised of puzzle packs for the following best-selling titles: A Raisin in the Sun; Night; Oedipus Rex; Hatchet; The Cay; My Side of the Mountain; Witness; The Time Machine; The Kite Runner, Freak the Mighty, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.
This eBook contains several ready-to-teach materials that contain everything needed for a complete unit of study, while managing to incorporate the IRA/NCTE standards. This LitPlan Teacher Pack eBook is very straight-forward to use: Instantly download, print, and teach! Educators can use these resources for entire-class book studies, or smaller groups, tutoring, or independent study projects. Packed to the brim with unit tests, daily lessons, study questions, writing assignments and much more, this teacher asset will surely become a staple of your classroom as an irreplaceable resource.This eBook teacher guide from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the LitPlan series, comprised of literature guides for the following best-selling titles: The Grapes of Wrath; The Egypt Game; Dracula; Treasure Island; The Odyssey; Hatchet; A Tale of Two Cities; A Christmas Carol; The Giver, and more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.
This Student Workbook/Study Guide consists of a variety of reproducible literary activities, such as vocabulary games and worksheets, in anticipation of state standardized tests. This collection of exercises will help amplify students’ analytical aptitude and critical thinking skills, and are easily incorporated into your pre-existing lesson plans.This eBook is an entry in the BMI Level 3 Literature Guides series, comprised of the following titles: The Great Gatsby; Of Mice and Men; Speak; Tears of a Tiger; To Kill a Mockingbird; Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl; The Book Thief; The Pearl; Sunrise Over Fallujah; The Crucible; Hoops; Stargirl; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night; Hunger Games; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Miracle Boys; Kite Runner. All aforementioned eBook Literature Guides can be viewed by clicking on the ‘View All In Series’ button to the left.
This Novel Study supports the superb novel, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. All Teacher-Tested Novel Studies follow a similar format. Teachers can provide each student with a different novel but use similar assignments that include comprehension questions and visual interpretations, assignments in plot and conflict, character webs, timeline, vocabulary crosswords, and formats to respond to letter and essay writing assignments.