by Maribeth Boelts
Publisher Notes: Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.
Comprehension Strategies: Connections, Schema, Asking Questions, Inferring, Predicting, Determining Importance, Synthesizing
Lesson Ideas: Poverty, Acceptance, Peer Pressure, Friendship, Empathy
Writing Traits: Conventions (punctuating dialogue), Personal Narrative