Everything you need to understand or teach Jumping the Nail by Eve Bunting.
Jumping the Nail by Eve Bunting centers around Dru, a teenage girl from La Paloma, California, who watches her peers jump off the Nail, a high cliff. When her depressed friend Elisa jumps, Elisa has a mental breakdown.
Dru just graduated La Paloma High School. She is a smart girl, who has a scholarship to Northwestern. She dates Mike, a gorgeous, popular and kind-hearted guy. No one noticed her before she started dating him. She feels like an outsider in his group because everyone is rich, beautiful and wears designer clothes. Dru lives in an average house her family rents.
Dru and Mike learn that Scooter, Mike's friend who loves attention, will jump the Nail. The Nail is a 90 foot cliff. A girl had jumped the Nail a while ago. She hit the rocks and is now in a wheelchair. They go to the Nail to watch the...
Jumping the Nail Lesson Plans contain 133 pages of teaching material, including: