Meeting Henry Greenfield

Information about the Story:


When eleven year-old Alex Thomas meets a new boy in his class named Henry Greenfield, Alex’s wild imagination gets the best of him. Convinced that the new boy will steal his chances of becoming popular, Alex decides to humiliate him. In the process, Alex finds himself dealing with socially awkward situations that begin to spiral out of control. However, everything changes when Alex finds Henry on the playground being picked on by Damian Dermite, the meanest boy in school. Alex is suddenly inspired to do the right thing and stick up for Henry, even if it means getting himself suspended. Ultimately, Alex learns vital lessons about respect, friendship, and himself. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - Friendship, Loyalty, Respect, Kindness, Reflection, Self-Esteem, Peer-Pressure

Grade Levels: 3-7 (The Teacher's guide caters to grades 3-8 so grade 8 can work with this story)

Chapters: 10

Words/Chapter: Between 1100 - 1400 words

Illustrations: 1 colored illustration/chapter 

About the Teacher's Guide: The teachers guides are modeled within a balanced literacy structure to facilitate literacy development while promoting character education. Each section includes a comprehensive before, during, and after component to allow students an opportunity to activate their critical thinking skills. Culminating tasks at the end of each unit give students the opportunity to highlight their knowledge, thinking, communication, and application skills while producing creative products. Teachers can feel confident embedding such dynamic programming into their literacy teaching and learning communities as student engagement and achievement are the core focus.