Everything you need to understand or teach A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel.
"A Girl Named Zippy" is the memoir of Haven (Jarvis) Kimmel about her childhood in Mooreland, Indiana, a small town that houses a mere 300 residents. Living in a small town is not without conflict and adventure, as Kimmel demonstrates throughout the book. She describes pets she has gained and lost, encounters she has with neighbors, relationships with family members and hard life lessons learned, unwillingly in most cases.
Kimmel, who is a strange-looking child with an oddly shaped head, large eyes, and tufts of hair, is nicknamed Zippy by her father, Bob Jarvis, who sees a chimpanzee of the same name performing tricks on a television show. Zippy grows up in the Jarvis family, which is comprised of her father, her bookworm mother Dee Dee, her beautiful and kind sister Melinda and her handsome but moody brother Daniel. Zippy is the youngest in the family—arriving a...
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana Lesson Plans contain 137 pages of teaching material, including: