Teacher's Guide


Here are brief descriptions of all of the tabs on this website.

This page will provide you with a quick overview of the book.  You will also find my e-mail address if you wish to contact me.

Introduction for Teachers
This page will provide you background information about the unit, including goals, intended learners, materials needed, and related state standards.

Introduction for Students
Use this page to generate some interest before starting the novel.  

Get Curious
This Anticipation Guide can be used before starting the novel in assessing attitudes that students hold on matters that relate to the novel.  Use this page as a follow-up to the reading to see if attitudes might have changed. 

Curious Questions
Here are some questions you can use for class discussion.  Some relate to specific passages from the book; others invite open discussion.

Curious about Autism
The links on this page will allow students to pursue areas of interest as they relate to Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Curious about Identity
One idea that looms large in this book is that of identity.  Here are some links to help students learn more about building a positive identity as well as some discussion questions.

Assessments and Rubrics
I have provided some assessment questions and a rubric for grading them.

Be sure to check these out.  These links will allow students to explore math and astronomy as Christopher might enjoy. 

Here are the resources I used in the creation of this website.