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Small Steps Summary
Louis Sachar

Everything you need to understand or teach Small Steps by Louis Sachar.

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

Small Steps Summary

Plot Summary

This novel is the story of Theodore Johnson, an African-American teenager struggling to rebuild his life after a brief spell in a youth correctional facility. The novel portrays Theodore's struggles to sort through the conflicting influences of his two best friends and his unexpected involvement with a famous pop star. In addition, the book explores themes relating to trust, the corrupting allure of money, and the need to let go of the past in order to embrace the future.

As Theodore works at a new job, the author explains how he came by the unusual nickname of Armpit (the result of an encounter with a scorpion) and how he came to be in the correctional center (the result of a violent encounter with a couple of teasing teenagers). Work is interrupted first by the arrival of X-Ray, Armpit's best friend and fellow "guest" of the correctional facility, with...

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Study Pack

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Small Steps Study Guide

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Small Steps Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including:

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