Dexter the Tough

Dexter the Tough I m the new kid I am tuf This morning I beat up a kid It s only the first day of school for Dexter but he s already mad at the principal and the secretary and the janitor and the kids who laugh at

  • Title: Dexter the Tough
  • Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Mark Elliott
  • ISBN: 9781416911593
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I m the new kid I am tuf This morning I beat up a kid It s only the first day of school for Dexter, but he s already mad at the principal, and the secretary, and the janitor, and the kids who laugh at him When his teacher tells the class to write a story, Dexter writes about how tough he is and how he s already gotten into a fight Is any of Dexter s story true WhI m the new kid I am tuf This morning I beat up a kid It s only the first day of school for Dexter, but he s already mad at the principal, and the secretary, and the janitor, and the kids who laugh at him When his teacher tells the class to write a story, Dexter writes about how tough he is and how he s already gotten into a fight Is any of Dexter s story true Why was the other boy crying before Dexter hit him And why would the other boy still want to be Dexter s friend Even Dexter doesn t know the answers to some of those questions But as he deals with family problems, a persistent teacher, and a boy who s strangely interested in floor wax, he discovers many surprises hidden in his own tale.

    Dexter the Tough Margaret Dexter the Tough and millions of other books are available for Kindle Learn Enter your mobile number or email address below and we ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix was an exciting book to read This book was well described on what was going on in the book and how and why something was happening.Dexter the Tough involved characters with different personalities obviously including Dexter. Dexter the Tough Kidsreads Dexter the Tough Review Dexter is in fourth grade, and nothing about his life is going smoothly right now For the moment he has been dumped at his grandmother s and is the new kid at school He pretty much hates everyone the principal, the teachers, the janitor and especially his fellow students Dexter the Tough Book by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Mark Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix I m the new kid I am tuf This morning I beat up a kid It s only the first day of school for Dexter, but he s Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Mark Elliott Dexter the tough tells a sweet and sometimes heartbreaking story of a young th grader who is forced to move away from his home and friends to move in with his grandma while his mom and dad are on the other side of the country to treat his father s progressive cancer. Dexter the Tough Margaret Peterson Haddix Dexter the Tough I m the new kid I am tuf This morning I beat up a kid It s only the first day of school for Dexter, but he s already mad at the principal, and the Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix Review Dexter is angry His life has been turned upside down by circumstances way beyond his control It is only his first day at his new school, but Dexter hates everything and everyone, from the janitor to the secretary to the kids and even his sunny, sparkly teacher, Ms Abbott.

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    1. Margaret Peterson Haddix Mark Elliott

      Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with degrees in English journalism, English creative writing and history Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois She has since written than 25 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of Time Don t You Dare Read This, Mrs Dunphrey Leaving Fishers Just Ella Turnabout Takeoffs and Landings The Girl with 500 Middle Names Because of Anya Escape from Memory Say What The House on the Gulf Double Identity Dexter the Tough Uprising Palace of Mirrors Claim to Fame the Shadow Children series and the Missing series She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association s Children s Book Award American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations and than a dozen state reader s choice awards Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two children.

    101 thoughts on “Dexter the Tough”

    1. Quick read - 140 pages but with large print and several black and white illustrations. It's a book that would be accessible for all readers in my class - not a lot of difficult vocabulary, but it challenges the reader to think deeply about Dexter and his situation. Lots of great themes - especially about perspective. I also love the fact that Dexter's teacher encourages him to write, and the process of writing helps him better understand himself!

    2. Dexter the Tough tells the story of Dexter, a boy in fourth grade, who is new to school because he now lives with his grandma. His dad has cancer and his mom is taking care of him. At his new school an optimistic teacher provides an essay assignment of writing about his day. As he works on the essay Dexter befriends Robin (who he initially had issues with) and the two boys discover they are both lonely. This story tells the tale of Dexter a fourth-grade boy who is angry and going through a lot o [...]

    3. Something interesting about this story was that it was unique because it was Dexter's first day, the main character, and he's already mad at the principal, the secretary, and the janitor (and he beat up a kid on the first day). But when all the kids have to busily write a story for his teacher, Dexter had his own ideas. He wrote "I am tuf." The next day, his teacher brought him over and said, "You need to add more to this." He wrote back, "I beat up a kid this morning." With the help of a teache [...]

    4. About a kid who has a lot of stuff bottled up inside. He hits somebody the first day of school - and after getting a story-writing assignment, writes about it. At first he tells the teacher that it didn't really happen, it's just a storybut as the story goes on, the teacher knows that it's not just a story, and thinks that maybe Dexter will feel better if he writes down what is bothering him. What happens to Dexter? And why does that kid he hit still want to be friends with him?

    5. I didn't really like this book because it like they keep asking how or if Dexter is a bully and its like he beats up a kid its like what kind of book will this teach the kid who is reading this book so if you would like to read this book it is a level Q in reading or you could just get it at a store and when you read the book tell me how it was too you so I can learn how you thoght the book was compeard to mine.

    6. 3 1/2 stars Sweet Dexter isn't as tough as he thinks.ough he does have it pretty tough at the moment. His dad is very sick and he's been shipped off to live with grandma while his mom takes care of his dad. Not to mention he has a rotten first day at his new school. But this school isn't as bad as it seems, and he has a great teacher who uses a writing project to reach him and help him figure things out. Quick read but I think many kids could really relate to Dexter.

    7. I start off every school year reading this with my fourth grade students. Not only is it a great way to discuss bullying and getting along with others, but also how we all come from different backgrounds and we don't always know what others are experiencing or hiding. I love how the character of Dexter slowly unfolds no the students begin to understand him more and more. Love this book!!

    8. I read this book in a day. This was mostly contributed to by the fact that it's a short book. However, part of it was how good it was. Dexter is trying to figure out what it means to be tough. He tries to be "tough" to forget about his troubles at home. This book made my cry, and I mean that in the best possible way. This sparked my love for Margaret Peterson Haddix, and I started to be taken by her Among the Hidden books ( I didn't read the last two, it bugs me to this day.) Anyway, definitely [...]

    9. Dexter's tough outer shell is hardened by his family's hardships. With starting a new school and living with his grandmother while his parents are focusing on a medical emergency only make Dexter more determined to be tough but in the wrong ways. This title would make a good book talk for 4th graders in a transient school setting especially at the beginning of the year.

    10. I really loved this book and how it used writing as a tool to help a student recognize his emotions affected both his actions and his memory of what events took place on his first day in a new school. I would use this book with 5th grade or 6th grade students. There are great themes and conversation starters here, if you journal with students.

    11. It was a nice book. I felt I was in it. At the middle, I thought as if it is scary but when I finished it I loved it. I courage you to read it.

    12. This story was a heart warming tale that I thought was very entertaining and would definitely be eye opening to me if I was in elementary school. First of all, if I read this to a class out loud, I would obviously use this as a teaching point of bullying. We see Dexter could be considered a bully at the beginning of the book because he resorts to physical violence, but as we read we see that he has major inner battles and deals with a really tough home life. I would say that it's so often that t [...]

    13. I thought this was an awesome book! It was an easy read for me and kept me engaged throughout the story. The book showed how many kids often act aggressively because of problems in their own lives, but on the inside are really good kids with a good heart. My favorite character was Robin, who was punched by Dexter, the main character, on the first day of school. Even though Dexter hurt Robin, Robin still wanted to be his friend and didn't think twice about Dexter punching him. I thought that was [...]

    14. a. Realistic Ficitonb. 141 pagesc. Dexter has just moved to a new school and hates everyone there. He hastes the principal, the secretary, the janitor, and most of the kids. The first day he went to school there he beat up a kid in the bathroom because he was mad. He slipped when the janitor mopped the floor and everyone laughed at him. In his classroom, he had to write a story and he wrote about beating up Robin Bryce. Later, he realized that Robin is a nice kid and that he should give other ki [...]

    15. I absolutely fell in love with this book the moment I read the first chapter. I read this book in a little over an hour and wanted to read more when it was finished. Not only does it suck you in but it made me want to meet every character in this novel and give them a hug. I would ABSOLUTELY have this book available to read in my classroom. The vocabulary was not too difficult which is nice for third or fourth grade students and it was very easy to follow along. I thought I knew these characters [...]

    16. Personal Response:I really enjoyed reading this book. I picked it up after a classroom discussion and a classmate recommended it after it was assigned to them. It is a perfectly relevant book for grades 3 and 4, addressing sensitive way that is not too harsh for students. I am definitely glad I picked up the book. Purpose:Read aloud- I would read this book aloud in my classroom to discuss bullying and the issues and angles that come along with it. I think it was really shine a light on why a stu [...]

    17. This book tells the story of how a person can change from a bully to someone who actually cares about other people. I liked this book because you didn't really know what was going to happen next. As the story unfolds, you find out more about why Dexter is living with his grandma and not his parents. At first I thought he was living with his grandmother because his parents were going through a hard time, like a divorce. Later when you find out his dad was sick, I felt bad for him that he couldn't [...]

    18. I think that this book is great for students to read, but also for teachers to read. This books follow a student who is new to a school, has some family issues and has transferred from living with his parents to living with his grandmother. This book is told from the perspective of a young boy, but both boys and girls can relate. I personally felt this book would be great for teachers to read, because it talks about bullying, how to deal with it and what the ‘bully’ might be feeling. This b [...]

    19. Dexter is mad at the world. He's mad at his dad for being sick. He's mad at his mom for sending him to live halfway across the country with his grandma while she cares for his dad. He's mad at the janitor of his new school for polishing the floors too well and making him slip. He's mad at the principal for brusquely sending on his way, alone, to his new classroom on his first day. He's mad at the secretary of the school forah, what was it again?But, Dexter is SO mad, he punches Robin. When his n [...]

    20. An important book. Suitable for 3rd graders and up. Margaret Peerson Haddix tells the story of Dexter, a new boy at school. She uses plain and quiet language that conveys fear, worry, anger.I enjoyed in this story as I would a mystery, peeling away the major plot points and seeing the original storyline as something completely different. From an adult's perspective, I am able to delve into Dexter's anxieties and understand why he was in the situation he was in.I read this with a fourth grade boo [...]

    21. Ok. So it was about a kid learning how to understand his feelings and how those feeling reflect on the reality he sees. Great, kids need that kind of thing.But I feel so bad for the kid who reads this and relates to Dexter's lost and abandoned feeling . only to then learn that all Dexter's problems are fixed because his parents actually do completely love him and everything is fine. What about kids who connected with Dexter, but whose real parents are neglectful or cruel, or even dead? This book [...]

    22. Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix was an exciting book to read. This book was well described on what was going on in the book and how and why something was happening.Dexter the Tough involved characters with different personalities obviously including Dexter. This book was amazing to read because the author added lots of detail and you were able to feel what the characters felt. I compliment Margaret Peterson Haddix for making this book an interesting book and she made sure your eyes [...]

    23. I picked this one up because Haddix is one of my favorite authors and I thought the title might be interesting enough for my 2nd grader to read. I've been having a feeling that he can read well above a 3rd grade level and this has started confirming my suspicions. I wanted to read this one and then talk with him about it after, the first time we've really done that w/ a chapter book. He was resistant in the middle of the book to continue reading, but when he finished he said he really liked it. [...]

    24. This book was fun to read and was right at my level! My teacher is having us change the ending to this book and I am so excited to show my creativity on some apps on our iPads! This book taught me that being the new kid at a school can be challenging and that we don't always know what is going on in our peer's home-life. Us as students need to make sure we are respectful to our classmates. Dexter was the main character in the book and he had a tough life after school because he no longer lives w [...]

    25. What a wonderful book about a 4th grader who acts out at school because of what's going on at home. The author uses such a clever technique to let us know what's REALLY going on -- an ongoing writing assignment for school in which Dexter reluctantly reveals tidbits only to fulfill his writing assignment. This is SO different from the Haddix books my students LOVE -- the "Hidden Children" series -- and actually is for a slightly younger audience. I'm anxious to see if my students like it as much [...]

    26. Haddix takes on a bully in this story geared to independent readers. Dexter is a new student, sent to live with his grandmother while his Dad receives treatment for a serious illness. Dexter is angry and takes it out on the first kid he sees. That boy, Robin is struggling to fit in and make friends and the two eventually form a friendship. Through a guided writing assignment his "enthusiastic and sparkly teacher" unveils what happened and learns more about Dexter. This would make a good read alo [...]

    27. I liked it! It was a good book. It was told from the point of view of Dexter, a fourth grader who is living with his grandma. You don't find out until about halfway through the book why the kid is so angry about being at this new school, living with his grandma, or even where his parents are. It turns out his dad is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. I liked it because you see life and his trials through his eyes.

    28. This was a quick read on a 2 hour flight to Florida. It may be good for a read-aloud for fourth grade. The book starts out as Dexter's first day of fourth grade-hating everything about it. He is stressed because his dad has cancer and he has been sent to live with grandma and attend a new school if he doesn't have enough worries! I won't spoil it but it wraps up nicely in the end with Dexter making a friend.

    29. I found this to be a good story for students in grades 2-5 dealing with a difficult issue. Dexter must live with his grandmother due to his father's battle with cancer. Dexter's first day at his school, though, starts out badly, when he beats up a boy in the bathroom. When asked to write an essay in his classroom, he writes about this, but then tries to cover his tracks when he realizes his written confession could get him into a lot of trouble.

    30. I read this as a potential read aloud for my upcoming class of third graders. I liked this book because it deals with a family situation that is not often brought to life in books, but is reality for many kids: Dexter lives with his Grandma. I enjoyed the portrayal of Dexter and Robin and how they tried to figure out their emotions. I thought that the clues about where the parents were are a bit obvious.

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