Everything you need to understand or teach Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle.
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is a story about an Irish lad, named Paddy Clarke, growing up in the 1960's. He runs around with a gang of friends who enjoy terrorizing the streets of Barrytown. He and his friends like to start fires, write their names in wet cement, harass elderly ladies, and wreak havoc on the neighborhood bushes.
In school, when Paddy applies himself to learn, he is very smart. In the beginning, he is more worried about keeping on the good side of his best friend Kevin, who is the leader of the pack. Kevin is the one who doles out punishments in their "games," and if you are on his bad side, you get whipped. Paddy often picks on Sinbad, his brother, when no other target is available to him.
Paddy is right beside Kevin in harassing the other boys until he realizes strange things...
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Lesson Plans contain 138 pages of teaching material, including: