This Kid Is Changing Her City

When Khloe learned about homeless people in her area, she decided to help them.

Lexile Level: 610L / Guided Reading Level: P / DRA level: 38

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Learning Objective

Students will learn essential paragraph-writing skills while they learn about how a kid is helping homeless people in her community.

Featured Skill

Writing

Content-Area Connections

Social-emotional learning

Key Skills

Writing, summarizing

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Paragraph Writing Template

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More about Homelessness

This article provides a great opportunity to talk about homelessness with your students. Some background information you might share, depending on what you feel your children can understand: Roughly 630,000 people in the U.S. are homeless on any night, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH). 80 percent of all homeless people will stay in a shelter for a short period of time, and then not return. These people have often experienced a major life-changing event such as job loss, natural disaster, or a medical condition. There are many organizations, such as NAEH, who help people and families get back to a permanent home.

Khloe Kares

Check out Khloe’s website with your students! You can see what Khloe’s up to now and read about her awesome mission!

A Video About Khloe

Watch this sweet video from last year about Khloe and see her in action! Ask your students: How does watching this help you understand how Khloe helps these homeless women?

Conversation Starter

One of Khloe’s most important messages is that kids should feel empowered to make a difference in their communities. Brainstorm with your students: Ask them what they’ve noticed in their community that they want to help with.