The young adult novel, 5 TO 1, examines the issues of price of freedom and the roles of women and men in society. It is an excellent resource for teaching:
- gender balance (see NCTE Guidelines for a Gender-Balanced Curriculum in English Grades 7-12)
- use of multiple points of view
- diverse settings and characters
Paired with articles on The Girl Problem or with the documentary, It’s a Girl, 5 TO 1 is sure to generate discussion in the classroom.
Educators’ Guide with Common Core Standards Correlations
I am happy to participate in classroom discussions via Skype or Google Hangout. If you would like to schedule a discussion of either 5 TO 1 or writing in general, please contact me. Note that I do not currently charge a fee for these discussions.