Rich and Poor Schools is part of the Community Issues series, which addresses issues facing communities today in the USA. They share a common format of a short story, followed by an article on the subject of the book and some activities. Suggestions for more activities are included in the Teacher's Guide (590-0050).
Rich and Poor Schools tells a short story about children from a poor neighborhood visiting another school in a wealthy part of town for a sports competition. They see the differences between the schools and wonder why. The second half of the book is a discussion about quality in educational provision. The series are suitable for use as beginner readers or as the starting point for thematic group work.
|Peppercorn Book Number: 590-0022|
|Publisher: New Readers Press|
|Series: Today's World: Community Issues|
|Illustrator: Gerald N. Bates|
|Illustrated: b&w drawings|
|Place of Publication: Syracuse, NY|
|Year of Publication: 1994|
|Reader Level: Beginner 2|
|Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches, portrait|
|Length: 32 pages|