The Janitor's Boy: Novel Study

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The perfect plan can easily backfire. Jack, in The Janitor's Boy, thinks he has the perfect plan to get back at his father. Little did he know he would end up being sentenced to help his father. Scholars read about Jack and his surprising discoveries about himself, his dad, and his school. A helpful worksheet includes a vocabulary task, comprehension practice, as well as simile and foreshadowing activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite the school janitor to talk to the class
  • Study a variety of careers
Classroom Considerations

  • Offers only a preview of the full novel study
Pros

  • Incorporates poetry to add another literary element
  • Includes information about the author
Cons

  • Does not give an answer key or sample work