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How to Steal a Dog
by Barbara O'Connor

I was a normal kid like you. I lived with my parents and little brother. I had friends at school. Then one day, my father left us, and it wasn't long before there was no money. They kicked us out of our apartment. We each put what we could carry into a plastic bag and moved into our old car. We were homeless.

No place to wash.
No refrigerator.
No stove.
No clean clothes.
No place to do homework.

Mama had two jobs, but we still couldn't afford a home.

Then, one day, I saw a sign. Lost Dog. Reward $500. I had an idea. I would steal a dog. The owner would offer a reward. I would return the dog and get the reward. We could move into a house! I carefully planned the steps I needed to take. Each step had its own rules I had to follow. What could go wrong? I would be a transformer...I would make things better. Or, would I?

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It is estimated that there are over one million homeless children in the United States today, and the number is expected to grow. Homelessness makes children sick. Homeless children make poor decisions. Homelessness wounds young children. Homelessness devastates families. Homeless children struggle in school. Georgina's story is one that brings the problem to the surface.

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How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor

A 24-Page Unit for How to Steal a Dog is a part of a collection of 24 units in Transformers.

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Anticipation Guide
Mock Trial
Readers’ Theater Script
Character Changes/Transformations
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Research Project
and MORE!

 

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How to Steal a Dog is one of the literature guides in the Kids Wings Transformers collection. Transformers contains more than 24 literature guides in the spiral-bound book with CD, recorded songs, and site license for one school, you'll find over 6 recorded songs, and 9 Jeopardy-type games. That's only about $ 1.04 per unit! You'll love the books and will never get a better bargain on these professional literature guides written by a master teacher. Available while our supply lasts.


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