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After reading The Misfits, use the discussion questions in this guide to examine the events in the book and develop students' critical thinking skills. The related activities and research projects will encourage students to learn about political parties, the history of name-calling, and the experiences of misfits.
Bobby, Skeezie, Addie, and Joe are "the misfits." They're used to being called names, but they know they're better than the names they're called. After years of insults, the Gang of Five is determined to stop name-calling at their school. Finally they are going to stand up and be seen—not as the one-word jokes their classmates have tried to reduce them to, but as the complicated human beings they are just beginning to discover they truly are.
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.