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Part 1: Understanding Relationships

Part 1

Understanding Relationships

Cynthia Rylant

Checkouts
Falling in love at the checkout counter

ACTIVITY

Working in a small group, brainstorm sources of information or programs that could help middle school students with family and peer group issues. You may wish to use a chart to help organize your search. Next, locate the names of appropriate articles, books, and organizations. Compile your findings into a booklet or display.

Toni Cade Bambara

Raymond's Run
Everyone has a special gift.

 

REAL WORLD LINK
Do Try This at Home
Tips to improve your athletic performance

Gary Paulsen

Stop the Sun
One event opens the door to understanding between a father and son.

 

LITERARY LINK
from Dear America
A soldier's letter home from the Vietnam War

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

A Mother in Mannville
A lonely orphan boy reaches out for friendship.

William Stafford

LITERARY LINK
A Story That Could Be True
A boy yearns to know his real identity.

O. Henry

The Ransom of Red Chief
Who's in charge here?

Shel Silverstein

LITERARY LINK
I'm Making a List
Poking fun at politeness

Gary Soto

ON YOUR OWN
Born Worker
A lesson about honesty and hard work