By Barbara Robinson
An unusual classroom assignment titled “Compliments for Classmates” teaches Beth Bradley that even an outlaw like Imogene Herdman can have good qualities.
Review with students that the newspaper headlines about the latest happenings at the school or in town tend to be wrong. After reading chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8, have each pair of students pretend to be newspaper reporters whose job is to get the story right. Next, have each duo divide a sheet of paper into four columns and label the columns as shown. Guide the pair to complete the organizer to identify a chapter’s main events and then use the organizer to summarize the chapter and give it an accurate headline.