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by Tony Abbott

My class was a regular class ... like yours. My and friends and I were a lot like you ... sometimes goofy ... sometimes thoughtless. But, I remember when things changed. We were getting ready for the election of the class president. Everything was normal, but I remember the whispering start.

Voice 1: (whispering) I heard we were getting a new girl in our class.
Voice 2: Why are you whispering?
Voice 3: (whispering) There's something … uh, not normal right about her.
Voice 4: Yeah, I heard the teachers are whispering about her.
Voice 5: I heard she looks strange.
Voice 6: YOU look strange.
Voice 7: No, not just strange, scary.
Voice 8: Scary? Does she have fangs?
Voice 1: No, doofus. It's worse than fangs.
Voice 2: What could be worse than fangs?
Voice 3: I heard her face is … is … gone.
Voice 4: Gone?
Voice 5: Melted away.
Voice 6: Melted?
Voice 7: I heard she is burned, terribly burned.
Voice 8: Ewww. I hope she doesn't sit by me.
Voice 1: Sh-h-h. I think the teacher's coming.
Teacher: Class, we will be getting a new student shortly. Her name is Jessica Feeney.
Voice 2: Is she … uh … like they are saying?
Teacher: She has been badly … badly ... burned and has come to St. Catherine's Catholic School because we are close to the hospital where she will be getting treatment.

That's the way it started. The beginning. The nice kids called her Jessica ...just not often enough ... but some kids who didn't understand what she was going through called her "Firegirl." I haven't been the same since. After you read my story, I'll bet you won't be the same either.


Research Links for Firegirl

Author, Tony Abbott
Shriners Hospital for Children

Burns in Children

Anatomy of the Skin
Facts about Burn Injuries
Coping Emotionally
Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: Burns

Books by About Coping with Problems

Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles
Kids Wings Unit in Forever Friendships

Good Luck Mrs. K by Louise Borden Kids Wings Unit in Roots and Wings

One-Handed Catch by M.J. Auch with Kids' Wings Unit in Transformers

The Hero of Bremen by Margaret Hodges with Kids' Wings unit in Bluebonnet Celebrations

Books About Fire Safety

by Elizabeth Starr Hill
Kids Wings Unit in Forever Friendships

Smokejumpers by Elaine Landau, Kids Wings Student Guide available in Treasure Trackers

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Firegirl by Tony Abbott

A 10-Page Unit for Firegirl is a part of a collection of 22 units in The Ripple Effect.

The Unit Contains:

Ripple Cards, Prereading Discussion Cards
Firegirl for a Day, A Simulation
The Class: A Crossword Puzzle
A Readers’ Theater Script for 9 Voices
Making Connections: A Predict/Confirm Chapter Questions and Main Idea
Multiple Choice Comprehension for Chapter 6
Writing Prompts
Tom's Class: A Logic Puzzle
Jessica's Ripples, A Game
Writing Prompts


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