Rain Reign Teaching Guide

Our discussion guide for Rain Reign, a story about a young girl living with autism, contains various questions and activities to help guide your lesson. Our discussion questions will encourage students to think critically about the novel, and learn how to provide evidence to support their answers. The written responses ask students to think carefully about the themes and analyze the characters. Other activities include practice with homonyms.
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Rain Reign
Author: Ann M. Martin

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different—not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.

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