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review 2017-04-06 02:55
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web - Garth Williams,E.B. White,Kate DiCamillo

A little girl named Fern convinced her father to spare the life of a piglet who she ends up naming Wilbur. After Wilbur does some growing, he is sold to Fern's uncle where there is more room. Wilbur tries to befriend the other farm animals but they reject him. Charlotte, a spider on the barn door, befriends Wilbur and keeps him company. Wilbur discovers that he is going to b slaughtered so Charlotte comes up with a plan to save him. Charlotte spins words describing Wilbur into her web which attracts a lot of local attention. Wilbur goes to the county fair and is praised by most of the people there. While at the fair with Wilbur, Charlotte spins an egg sac and ends up passing away. Wilbur takes the egg sac back home where is hatches and Charlotte's offspring keep Wilbur company. I would use this book to help with reading comprehension and sequencing.

 

Lexile Measure: 680

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review 2017-04-04 02:02
Corduroy
Corduroy - Don Freeman

This is a wonderful little book about a stuffed bear who wanted to be picked up from the toy store he was in. One day, a little girl wanted to buy him but her mother would not let her because he was missing a button. That night after everyone left, Corduroy the bear left his store in the mall to find his button. The security guard found him and returned him back to the toy store. The next day the girl comes back to buy him and take him to her home. There she sews on a button to his overalls and takes care of him. I would use this in my classroom for quiet reading time or to help teach acceptance. 

 

Lexile Measure: 600L

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text 2017-03-25 16:46
Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes

Lexile Level: 460L

 

This book is about a little mouse with a unique name. She loves her name, but the children at school make fun of her. She gets upset, but her parents tell her she perfect and there is no reason to get upset. She embraces her name. I would use this book to teach children that everyone is different and that is okay. Different it good. 

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review 2017-02-15 22:26
A Bad Case of Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is about a little girl named Camilla Cream. She is totally normal but worries too much about what other people think. She loves lima beans but refuses to eat them because she doesn't want to get made fun of. When she is getting ready for the first day of school, she breaks out in a case of stripes. These stripes evolve with her surroundings. During the Pledge of Allegiance she breaks out in stars and stripes. Doctors try to help, but nothings works. Finally, an old lady comes over with lima beans. Camilla eats them and is cursed. She continues to eat them with no care about what other people think. I would definitely use this in my classroom to teach acceptance. I could also use this book in a lesson to prevent bullying. This book is a 3.8 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. 

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review 2017-01-20 20:22
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

In this story a young girl name Grace loves stories. Stories big and small, Grace loved to act out the most exciting main characters in them all.  So, when her teacher announces the class will put on a show, Peter Pan, for the school. Grace immediately knows she wants to be Peter Pan. She is told repeatedly by her classmates that she cannot be Peter though because she is a girl and black. Grace stands her ground and tries out for the part. Her mother and her Nana upon hearing what her classmates declare they know nothing and encourage her to follow her dreams. Nana goes so far to take Grace to a ballet performance for inspiration. The main dancer in the ballet is a young black girl that her grandmother personally knew from back home. Taking heart Grace tries out for Peter despite her classmates original objections and they all vote for her to be Peter Pan in the play.  I feel this book is meant for kindergarten to 6th grade. The lesson I would pair with this book is a lesson on diversity and acceptance. Everyone can relate to being singled out for one reason or another but to be singled out for gender and/or ethnic background is especially hurtful. Children should be encouraged to accept people for who they are and what they can do.

Reading Level: 4 to 8 years

LEX 680L

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