Everything you need to understand or teach Somebody Else's Kids by Torey Hayden.
Torey L. Hayden, author of the book, says that she is working as a resource teacher following the federal mandate that special needs children be mainstreamed. She no longer has a class of students who remain with her for the entire day, but spends a few hours each day with small groups of two to five students requiring special help in specific areas. Then she is asked to take Boothe Birney Jackson, a destructive, apparently autistic kindergarten student. She does so, and almost immediately begins to call him "Boo," the nickname given to him by his younger student.
She has Boo all afternoon, but keeps helping the resource students, including a first grader named Lori Sjokheim, the product of abuse. Her biological father had apparently beaten her. Lori and her twin were taken as wards of the state and Mr. and Mrs. Sjokheim began the adoption process. Mrs...
Somebody Else's Kids Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: