101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher

101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher
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First ion cover of the book 101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher by Lee Wardlaw.
AuthorLee Wardlaw
GenreChildren's fiction
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Preceded by101 Ways to Bug Your Parents 

101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher is a 2004 children's book written by Lee Wardlaw. It is the sequel to 101 Ways To Bug Your Parents. The book focuses on Stephen Wyatt, a middle school inventor, who must overcome his inventor's block that developed when his parents reveal they are planning to have him skip eighth grade, leaving his friends behind in middle school when he goes off to high school.

The idea for this novel came from Wardlaw's five years of experience as an elementary school educator.[1][2] The novel was named on the Best Books of the Month list in ALAN, the journal of the National Council of Teachers of English. This book was also chosen as a Children's Choice for 2005.[3]

Plot summary[]

The story opens with Steve (Sneeze), Hiccup, Goldie, Ace, and Pierre working on their Egyptian history projects. Their teacher, Ms. Pierce (Fierce), has an unusual way of assigning punishments to her students: "the death roll" which is a form of classroom management. Steve's parents tell him that they have already talked to the principals from both schools, so they want him to skip eighth grade and go straight to high school. There are two reasons that Steve doesn't want to go to high school. One reason is that he doesn't want to leave his only friends, that understand him, behind at middle school. The other reason is that Steve thinks he's lost his feel for inventing and he's pretty much giving up on himself. When Hayley confronts him, he kisses her. Sneeze enters the Inventors Club, and his mom has a baby named Alyssa Marie Wyatt, who inherits his terrible allergies.

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  2. ^ Shelton, Heather (20 September 2015). "'Author! Author!' Biennial festival celebrates children's books". Eureka Times-Standard. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. ^ Lisa Kochel. "Children's Choices for 2005" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  4. ^ Cunningham, D.; Sullivan, N. (2011). Story Squares: Using Multiple Learning Styles to Teach Reading Comprehension. Milliken Publishing Company. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4291-2273-3. Retrieved 18 December 2016.