The Arlene On the Scene Teacher's Guide offers over 50 pages of ideas for using the book as part of your language arts curriculum. The book is divided into smaller reading units, each offering a range of classroom activities, from direct comprehension questions and suggested vocabulary, to prompts for longer writing assignments, and finally ideas for multi-modal activities and extension projects. This guide has additional applications in disability awareness efforts, anti-bullying programs, and character-building curricula.
Arlene On the Scene is a hopeful story about Arlene, a spirited fourth grader, who is determined not to allow her classmates to label her because of a congenital disability called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
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