INSTRUCTOR GUIDE: Teaching Outside the Box (218.5KB)
The Big Fat Problem (96.1KB)
TEACHER GUIDE - That Darn Donkey (280.0KB)
Muchacho Teacher Guide (473.6KB)
Muchacho Student Guide (252.3KB)
Resources for Parents & Teachers (1.8MB)
The ADD-ADHD Dilemma (182.0KB)
Why I Would Never Give My Kid Ritalin (PDF version of blog)
Free Teacher's Guide for Muchacho (473.6KB)
Meet Eddie Corazon, 16-year-old juvenile delinquent and secret reader. When a teacher talks him into signing up for ballroom dance class so he can earn the credits he needs to graduate, Eddie meets Lupe, a college-bound beauty who rocks his world. She even inspires him to write poetry - something Eddie can't believe himself. Surprisingly, he turns out to have a real talent for writing, as well as something to say. Not appropriate for readers under age 14 due to content and language. This story takes place at an alternative school where some of the students don't talk so pretty. But there is no gratuitous bad language, just realistic dialogue. Check out the reader reviews on Amazon and Good Reads to find out what others think.
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Yo! Watch LouAnne become Eddie Corazon from Muchacho!
5-min YouTube video
Teaching Outside the Box was just translated and published in Thailand. The French (Canadian) translation is in the works for 2015.
Alyce Shirleydaughter is a pen name I created in honor of my mother Alyce Shirley who taught me how to read. She died from breast cancer. I donate money from the sale of all Alyce books directly to breast cancer research.
THAT DANG DOG: Chapter 1 and 2 (2.3MB)