Write a letter from Torey to Sheila after 5 or 10 years have passed.
Write the first chapter of a sequel explaining how Sheila's life progressed.
Write a different conclusion which might have happened considering Sheila's upbringing and issues.
Create a drawing of how your mind's eye envisions Sheila in Torey's room.
Using email communication, write a series of pen pal letters talking about this book with a friend of yours.
Create a collage illustrating the struggles Sheila faced in her life.
Create a pretend interview with Torey Hayden about her teaching career and why she writes books.
Complete an author study on Torey Hayden and share the information you learned with the class.
Small Group Discussion
Lead a small group discussion on some of the social issues raised in this book (e.g., molestation, migrant workers, poverty...
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