Share Your Strength
Dr. Deborah Frank is a Boston pediatrician with a mission. She knows that childhood hunger often masquerades itself — as a sleepy kindergartner, a toddler with an earache that won’t go away, or a seemingly healthy 2-year-old who is actually an undernourished 4-year· old. Dr. Frank has ·dedicated herself to finding out the real source of these problems, and solving them — thanks to support from Share Our Strength (SOS , a national anti-hunger organization that teams up with companies, restaurants and bookstores. This story, told by SOS founder, Billy Shore, shows how Dr. Frank came up with an ingenious – and surprisingly simple — solution to the mystery of 26-month-old Rosie Smith’s failure to thrive. Her timely intervention makes a world of difference for Rosie’s future.

ELA Learning Standards:

SL.9-10.1.c
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

W.9-10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

WHST.9–10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

SL.9-10.1.c
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

W.9-10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the topic under investigation.

W.PK-12.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Skills: civics, social & economic justice, teamwork, innovation, hunger, homelessness, social emotional learning