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ERIC Number: ED466536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56976-127-2
Rachel Rude Rowdy.
Kalish, Ginny
This book, indicated for grades 2-6 (ages 7-12), aims to assist teachers in helping their students learn about good and bad choices, causes and consequences, and empathy and compassion through a unique and realistic story. In the book's story, Jason's plots to get Rachel kicked out of school keeps getting turned against him until, in an art therapy class, he learns something about her home life that makes him see her rude behavior in a new light. Students discover Rachel, a grade-A pest, as a young person with real strengths and weaknesses. The 17 chapter book states that Rachel's story, along with 34 multiple-intelligence-based activities, provides a resource for reading and literature lessons that doubles as a natural foundation for a character-education program. Includes a section of suggestions for using this book. Lists 15 books and 6 Internet sites as resources for information on character education. (BT)
Zephyr Press, P.O. Box 66006, Tucson, AZ 85728-6006 ($15.95). Tel: 800-232-2187 (Toll Free); Fax: 520-323-9402; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A