Annie's Plan: Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework

Illustrated by Charles Beyl
Pages: 48, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 6-11
Item #: 441A481
ISBN: 978-1-59147-481-4
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2006
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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Overview

Annie is really smart! But at the end of the day, it seems her teacher always says to her, "Tomorrow will be better." To do her best, she needs a plan for focusing on her work at school and for getting her homework completed and turned in.

Annie's Plan presents a 10-Point Schoolwork Plan and a 10-Point Homework Plan that will help her—and her readers—master the organizational and study skills that spell school success. Now every day can be a great day!

About the Author
Jeanne Kraus is a teacher and an educational consultant with an expertise in attention disorders. A frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, she presents on such topics as organizational and study skills, parenting, and classroom management tips and instructional strategies for teachers. She lives in Broward County, Florida, and is the mother of two sons, one of whom inspired her first book, Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD.
About the Illustrator
Charles Beyl creates humorous illustrations for books, magazines, and newspapers from his studio high atop an old Pennsylvania farmhouse. He is surrounded by his family and his personal assistant, Iris, a six-year-old black Labrador. Look for more of his work in My Parents Are Divorced, Too, Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention, and Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies.
Reviews & Awards
A follow-up to Cory's Stories: A Kid's Book about Living with ADHD (American Psychological Assn., 2004) is a hands-on, how-to book for organizing an ADHD child. Annie is smart but she just can't stay focused on anything so she is always behind in class. With the help of her parents and teacher, she learns how to organize her work and is given other tips for completing her assignments. The book offers 10 easy-to-follow steps that begin with a clean, organized desk at school and a quiet, organized work space at home, and end with a signed reward contract. The in-between steps include secret reminders to focus, find a study buddy, set a goal, and have a daily planner and a homework folder. Comical color illustrations and a conversational tone explain that a youngster with ADHD is neither dumb nor an incurable behavioral problem. With the numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD growing, it is important for all of those affected to understand the condition. An extensive note for adults is included. This is an excellent resource for school libraries, professional collections, and parenting collections, and a great shared read for parent and child.
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