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text 2018-09-12 14:24
Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 512 pages.
The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France, 1870-1871 - Michael Eliot Howard

I'm going to skim the rest of this book. It's an excellent military history, but I'm just not up for its detailed descriptions of battlefield maneuverings right now, especially after having read Wawro's book on the subject just a few months ago.

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review 2018-09-10 03:21
Hooray for Reading Day! - Margery Cuyler,Arthur Howard


Brief Review:

Hooray for reading day is about a little girl who struggles with her reading, she messes up and hates reading. But one day she reads to her dog and doesn’t make one mistake but in class its not the same, until another one of her classmates who never makes a mistake makes a mistake. After that she read to her dog and in class because reading was fun.

Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:

Hooray for reading day could be used in the classroom to get the students interested in reading. The teacher could have the students write about a subject that they do not like and why they don’t like and come up together as a class to figure out a way to make that subject more enjoyable. (For those who want to share)

Reading Level & Leveling System:

Lexile Scale


Pre-K to Second

Book Rating:

I would rate this book a 5 because its great for students to hear that not all students are great at everything and sometimes things take a little more work than others but there is always a way to make the subject more enjoyable.

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review 2018-09-09 22:05
Hooray for Reading Day! - Margery Cuyler,Arthur Howard

Jessica has a hard time reading especially in front of the class. The school is going to have a play and Jessica had to read in it. Jessica tries to rehearse her part but keeps messing up. She practices on her dog Wiggles and doesn't mess up. When she reads her part in the play she pretends to read to Wiggles and does amazing. 

I would use this book during the first few weeks of class to help students learn that it is okay to not be great at reading and that reading takes practice. It would also be a great introduction for reading buddies. 

Lexile level: AD500L

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review 2018-09-08 01:10
Hooray for Reading Day!
Hooray for Reading Day! - Margery Cuyler,Arthur Howard

Hooray for Reading Day is a fabulous book for Kindergarten-2nd grade.

When Jessica reads aloud in class, she gets nervous and messes up the words. But when she goes home and reads to her dog Wiggles for practice, she is very fluent! With a big reading day coming up in her class, she practices reading every day to make sure it goes just right. Can she do it?!

After reading this book to your class, it would be fun to introduce the idea of reading buddies and have them read to stuffed animals during reading time. After all, who doesn't enjoy reading to a puppy?


Lexile Level: AD380L


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review 2018-09-07 18:20
Hooray for Reading Day!
Hooray for Reading Day! - Margery Cuyler,Arthur Howard

Jessica has a hard time reading and it is becoming a problem at school. She is asked to read aloud many times and gets very nervous and stumbles over her words. When everyone in the class is assigned to read aloud in front of the class and guests, Jessica becomes overwhelmed and nervous. She goes home and practices reading to her dog, Wiggles. Jessica continues to practice and when it is her time to read...she NAILS IT! She is so relieved and proud of herself. 

I would read this book to my class to show that everyone gets nervous and has moments when they are not 100% confident. Jessica's struggle could be relatable to other students and show them that with practice and consistency they can also achieve their goals. Students could write about a time they were nervous about something and explain how they overcome it. 


Grade K-2

Book Level

Lexile AD380L

Accelerated Reader 2.4

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