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One Child Summary
Torey Hayden

Everything you need to understand or teach One Child by Torey Hayden.

  • One Child Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 One Child Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

One Child Summary

Plot Summary

One Child is the story of a lost little girl and the extraordinary teacher who works to find her. Sheila has been forgotten by the system, her family, and society itself. She has been shuffled between relatives and institutions before landing in Torey Hayden's secluded annex classroom. Even the school does not pose the potential for a "home", since Sheila is only waiting to be transferred to the state hospital. Over the course of five months, Sheila transforms under Torey's care into a more self-assured and happy child, headed for the second grade instead of the state hospital.

Torey Hayden is a special education teacher who seems to have a special knack for working with the children who are unclassifiable. The children in Torey's class have disabilities that prevent them from being placed in the regular special education classrooms and so Torey teaches the "garbage class". Most of...

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Study Pack

The One Child Study Pack contains about 65 pages of study material in 1 product, including:

Lesson Plan

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One Child Lesson Plans contain 127 pages of teaching material, including:

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