Hank Zipzer

By Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Ages 8-12 | Grades 2-6

Why Boys Will Read It:

This funny series is about a smart kid dealing with learning disabilities!

What It's About:

Hank Zipzer is the world's greatest underachiever.

This series, inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, is funny, touching, and deals with learning differences in a gentle and humorous manner. Hank Zipzer is a young boy growing up on the Upper West Side of New York City; follow this smart witted boy as he deals with school, friends, and family.

Learn more at www.hankzipzer.com.

How to Teach It:

Give your students a chance to be creative.

Have your students write their own funny stores inspired by Hank! Ask each student to pick a favorite volume in this series and rewrite a scene with themselves as the main characters. Which of Hank's actions or dialogue would they keep for themselves? What would they change?

Series Books

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