Loser, by Jerry Spinelli Lit Link Grades 4-6
- Author : Goyetche, Marie-Helen
Donald Zinkoff is called a loser by his peers because he's just a little bit different than everyone else. He falls down laughing at the sound of a word and wants to be a mailman like his father when he grows up. Follow Donald's adventures as he attempts to make friends, writes 100 letters, and goes out into a winter's night to save a young girl. You'll make up your own mind about whether Donald really is a loser - or not.
Children will relate to the themes of being different and mocked in Loser while finding the writing thoroughly entertaining. The activities in this Lit Link will guide their learning through chapter-by- chapter questions. Additional activities in vocabulary, word study, and personal development are designed according to research-based education principles to improve literacy skills in communication, critical thinking, and more.
A novel by Jerry Spinelli.