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review 2018-09-10 03:22
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

 

Brief Review:

Amazing Grace is about a young girl who loved reading and pretending to be in the books she reads as the best part of the book. But when she was told she couldn’t be a character in the story she was sad, but her grandmother took her to a performance that the women chosen for the part was not the typical person for the part, which taught her no matter what if you try hard you can achieve anything.

Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:

Amazing Grace could be used in the classroom to show case the students’ imagination. The teacher could choose a book for the class to act out and play the parts as a class and maybe even invite the parents.

Reading Level & Leveling System:

Direct Reading Assessment

20

Pre-K to Fifth

Book Rating:

I would rate this book a 5 because it shows imagination and believing in yourself. This is interesting and a fun way for students to read.

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review 2018-09-09 22:16
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

Amazing Grace is a book about a little girl who loves stories. She is always listening and acting out stories. The text displays how Grace overcomes the obstacle of wanting to play peter pan's role in a play. She knows exactly who she wants to be and shows everyone else how confident, unique and beautiful she is. This text could be used in a prek-5th grade classroom to start a discussion on what makes all of us unique and beautiful. The students could even send each other letters and tell friends what makes them beautiful and unique. This book could also lead to a discussion on what students wants to be when they grow up. 

 

Fiction

PreK-5th grade

Fountas and Pinnell: Level L

 

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review 2018-09-09 21:37
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

Grace loved stories! One day the school has auditions for Peter Pan. Grace wants to be Peter. She is told by her class mates that she can not be Peter because she is a girl and because she is black. Her grandmother takes her to a ballet to see an African american girl who played Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet". Grace was inspired by this and on Monday she rocked her audition and got the part. The play was amazing and her classmates thought so too.  

I would use this as an aid in character development. Students would list the qualities they liked about grace. They would then draw a random name of a classmate from a hat and list three good qualities about that classmate. 

Lexile Level:680L

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review 2018-09-09 18:32
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

Amazing Grace is a story of a young girl named Grace. Grace is a very adventurous little girl that loves all kinds of stories. She would read them, have them read to her, and even act out ones in her own head. When her class is told they will be acting out Peter Pan, she gets very excited and is more than prepared to try out for the role of Peter Pan. She gets the part and does an amazing job! 

This book could be used in the classroom as a great confidence booster. The students could break into groups and act out a story for the class. They could also come up with books that they have read before that would make for great plays and write about how it work out. 

 

Grade K-2

Book Level:

Lexile 680L

Accelerated Reader 3.5 

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text 2018-09-09 17:57
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

Amazing Grace written by Mary Huffman and Caroline Binch, is such a beautiful story. It’s about a little girl name Grace who has a big imagination. She wants to play the part of Peter Pan in her school play but her peers tell her that she can’t play that role because it’s a “boy” role and because she’s black. But that doesn’t stop Grace from auditioning! This book is great for teaching children not to give up on their dreams and character traits! I can have the students infer character traits about Grace! My students can also write out what they want to be when they grow up, whether it's a ballerina or a ninja!

 

5 Stars

 

Lexile 680L

 

 

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