Downloadable Literature Guides


You can now purchase the TWO complete Kids' Wings 24-page Unit for Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen AND the 44-page Lawn Boy Returns guides and Jeopardy-type games NOW for immediate download for only $19.95 from our TeachersPayTeachers site! Included are two Jeopardy-type games PLUS the song and melody files for the Capitalism Song! These units are sharable within your school when you give us your school's name and location!

Click Here to purchase and download both Lawn Boy and Lawn Boy Returns Literature Guides, Games. and Song!

"Capitalism plus publicity equals monster commerce." Arnold

Lawn Boy Returns
Sequel to Lawn Boy
by Gary Paulsen

Same summer. Second half. All the Lawn Boy needed was an inner tube for his old 10-speed bicycle. What he got was a little old lawn mower that used to belong to his grandfather. Remember how it helped him to get rich in one month?

When Lawn Boy Returns, the story picks up where it left off when Arnold, his stock market investment guy, decides to expand the business, adding administrative staff to help expand its reach. Will Pasqual be able to handle an expanded lawn crew? Will Joseph Powermilk be able to handle Bruiser Bulk in the championship fight? Will he be able to handle the crooks who have ulterior motives with the Lawn Boy in mind? The sudden growth puts stress on Lawn Boy and the plumped up business. Will they snap or will they take the new ideas and run?

Gary Paulsen again flexes his masterful writing muscles using the basics of free enterprise in this mixture of hilarious comedy and business genius. He creates this relatively short story with an unforgettable message about how a successful business is created, experiences growning pains, and ultimately... well... no spoilers here!

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, problem solving, research, writing, skill building, authentic writing prompts and a culminating interactive Jeopardy-type game, a great study for economics classes, gifted and talented students, and boys. Teachers who want to bring math, economics, and team building to life in their classrooms will want to make this book and the Kids Wings unit a part of their classroom literature circles.

Research Links for
Lawn Boy Returns

The World of Gary Paulsen
Learning About Gary Paulsen

Kids Wings Math

Math in Daily Life

The Mint: Investing
EHOW Teaching Capitalism

The Kids Wings Capitalism Song in Karoke

Kids Wings Units for Gary Paulsen Books

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Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen
Mudshark by Gary Paulsen
Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen
My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen

A Unit for Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen is perfect for your lesson planning, handouts, and use on electronic boards. It is also a part of the Kids Wings collection Reading Out of the Box.

This 44-page Kids Wings Activity Guiide is perfect for paired, group, or whole class study. It includes:

Pre-Reading Discussion Cards,
Anticipation Guide,
2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction,
The Capitalism Song, A Kids Wings Original!
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools: Dialectical Journals,
Becoming a Character,
Vocabulary by Chapters with Vocabulary Tic Tac Toe,
Vocabulary: Rename the Chapters!
Making Connections: Before Reading Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,
Quartet Reading and 15-Second Summaries,
Character Introductions Crossword Puzzle,
Reading Grandma's Mind,
Character Studies,
Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing,
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,
Activities for Visualizing the Chapters,
Story Spinner Group Activity,
Dramatizing a Chapter,
Cause and Effect Completion,
Building Character while Building a Business,
The Business of Boxing Math Study,
Comparing Books,
Will Success Return Too-Analysis of Chapters,
Can Business and The Lawn Boy Survive--Analysis of Chapters,
Stock Market Logic,
Writing Prompts,
Answer Keys,
Plus, A 6-page Kids Wings Mini-Unit on Contrastive Stress!
Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!

Special Offer!

Lawn Boy Returns
is included in the Kids Wings Reading Out of the Box collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. This collection comes in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school. It contains 848 pages of activities in 25 titles PLUS a "Jeopardy-type" game for each novel! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Reading Out of the Box, you can get 25 literature guides for only $35, or less than $1.40 each! This is probably the best bargain in the USA, while quantities last!


We look forward to your feedback and promise to use your comments
to make our units even better…if that is possible.

A special thanks to Mickey Gentle for allowing us to use his original composition "Peregrine Strut" as our background music!




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