Need help writing a book report?
Then check out Book Report Insights. These teach the skills you need to succeed in reading and writing.
These supplemental aides are for the teen who needs to read a book and write a report on that book. Educator Cleo Lampos breaks down her novels into easily understandable parts for reading comprehension. She provides structure for writing a book report worthy of the teen student. Reading and writing should be areas of relative success for all.
There is a faith component to these novels that touches the heart.
Historical Fiction for Teens
Based on the book, Riding the Rails to Home: A Newsie Rides the Orphan Train. Explore the world of homeless newsies and learn how the orphan train brought new members into the farm families of the Midwest. Well researched through personal narratives from orphans.
Based on diaries from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s. Dust Between the Stitches brings the difficulties of the people in the Great Plains to life as they struggle against dust clouds and drought. Can a school teacher help save the family farm?
A Mother’s Song is set in New York City, then the Midwest as the orphan train allows Irish immigrant children a chance to grow up in fresh air. Described as “the best book on Irish immigration in the US,” this novel depicts the legacy of one family and their faith.
The Teachers of Diamond Project School series
Based on the 3 R’s: Realism, romance and reflection.
Second Chances follows first year Zoey Pappas in her fifth grade class in Chicago. She must learn to teach a deaf student, motivate children who see no hope in life, help a fellow teacher whose husband has MS, and find her place as a child of Greek immigrants. Book 1 in the series.
Cultivating Wildflowers is a summer school program with foster children that grows into a vibrant celebration of life. Alana and Mike are co-teachers with their own problems, but need to meet the needs of six students with attachment rejection issues. In a concrete city. This is the third book in the series.
No one can pronounce Roni Bagadoneas’ name, so the kids call her Miss Bee. Her list of what to do make them the Do Bees. But these special education students need a lot of love and structure if they are to meet their potential. A former beauty queen and a PTSD fire fighter enter the classroom and mingle with Miss Bee’s plans. Can she reach these students with such persons helping her? Book 2 in the series.
“Reading is like breathing in,
Writing is like breathing out.” – Pam Allyn
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