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Kevin Keeps Up by Ann Whitehead Nagda

Kevin Keeps Up

by Ann Whitehead Nagda

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Kevin Keeps Up is a story about a boy named Kevin who struggles with ADHD.This book is a great way to help children get a bit of an insight on ADHD and to show them how some children with ADHD sometimes feel behind, this book could also be a great example to help students learn ways to help each other or students with ADHD. ( )
  K_Rodriguez | Sep 27, 2014 |
Kevin has trouble focusing in class, and when his favorite teacher, Mrs. Steele, leaves for a week, Kevin and the substitute teacher Mrs. Beezer butt heads over his cheetah report. Mrs. Beezer doesn't understand that as a student with ADHD, Kevin often gets distracted from his work and requires different methods of teaching to help him learn. With the help of the school librarian, email check-ins from Mrs. Steele, and his classmates, Kevin is able to complete his cheetah book and even creates a graph that the whole class can use in their reports. The short chapters in this transitional book include a number of hand-drawn illustrations of Kevin's doodles and graphs. Mrs. Beezer comes across as a "mean ole school marm," but the other adults at Kevin's school are helpful and supportive of him. Readers who struggle in the classroom will immediately relate to Kevin's challenges and will enjoy following his story through to the end. Recommended for grades 2-4. ( )
  jessicaschmidt917 | Nov 21, 2012 |
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For Kevin, who struggles with ADHD, school is definitely a trial. Staying in his seat, paying attention, and not getting distracted are hard for him. Fortunately, Kevin's teacher, Mrs. Steele, understands him. However, when Mrs. Steele goes on an extended trip to Africa, she is replaced by the worst substitute in the world: Beezer the Buzzard. Kevin knows he'll be stuck inside for every recess and have his desk moved to the front of the class. But with some e-mail assistance from Mrs. Steele and a sympathetic PE teacher on his side, Kevin finds a way to get control of his dismal situation--and even make some impressive and ego-boosting contributions to an important class project. This is a poignant and lively chapter book about a boy with attention challenges.

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When his teacher is replaced by a substitute nicknamed Beezer the Buzzard, and each student has to do a report on an African animal, Kevin, who struggles with attentional difficulties, is not sure he will survive the year.

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