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review 2017-04-08 05:12
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

In this book, the main character, Camilia Creme loves to eat lima beans. But she does not like to eat them in fornt of her friends at school, because they make fun of her. This book shows readers how if someone cares about what people think, it can show effect that person. I would use this book in my classroom if I were to teach about confidence or bullying. 

RL: AD40L

LS: Lexile 

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review 2017-04-08 03:36
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is a cute story about a young girl named Camilla

who loves lima beans. She refuses to eat them because her friends dislike them and suddenly she ends up with a bad case of stripes. The doctors run tests and studies on her but nothing seems to work. She seems to just be getting worse until she eats lima beans as the cure and is back to normal. I would have my students complete an activity sheet with visualizations from the book. The students will draw two pictures of what Camilla looked like at different times in the book and then write a paragraph describing her for each time. I would ask my students to be very descriptive with their details of Camilla. I would rate this book a four and a half stars out of five and it is listed as AD540L on the Lexile scale.

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review 2017-04-08 02:55
No, David! - David Shannon

This is another simple and silly read. Very few words are used in the book, almost all of which are “no” and “david.” The story follows David as he does crazy things and his mother telling him no. At the end, his mom makes sure to reassure him that she loves him though.

 

This book is good in the classroom for showing how illustrations help to tell a story. The illustrations show everything that David does that he shouldn’t be doing.

 

Lexile Measure: BR

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review 2017-04-08 02:54
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Even though Camilla loves lima beans, she pretends that she hates them so that she fits in with her friends, who all hate them. One day, Camilla wakes up covered in stripes. The condition worsens and she starts to become the things that she’s doing or eating, or even what people are saying to her! Camilla’s last hope of going back to normal was to eat lima beans. She was hesitant at first, but knew it was all she could do. After she eats them, she turns back to normal. Camilla learns a lesson about being yourself and not conforming to others’ opinions.

 

 

In the classroom, this book could be used for teaching lessons and morals about being yourself and accepting others as they are. Students can learn about how they should not be afraid to be themselves and have their own opinions, even if they are different.

 

 

  • Lexile Measure: AD540L
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text 2017-04-08 01:16
No, David!
No, David! - David Shannon

BR

Pre K-5

No, David!, is a very simple book about a young boy who is constantly being told no.  He does a different thing on every page to get told no about.  But at the end of the book he is assured by his mother that she still loves him.  I would use this book at the beginning of the year.  Children will indefinitely get in trouble, but as their teacher I will always love them.  It will be a pleasant and funny reminder that teachers must reprimand and correct their students because they care.

4 stars

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