Grade Level: 2-4
Summary: We've all read some form of The Three Little Pigs, right? Well, THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS! is an excellent book to read to young readers. It's even an excellent book for them to read even to themselves! This particular book is all about perspective, from the text even to the illustrations! It's extremely hilarious, even with relatable moments.
Idea: I will use this book in my classroom for a unit about perspective. I may even have my students take the role of either a pig or the wolf, and act out how each character sees things from their pespective.
Guided Reading Level: M
Grade Level: k-2
Summary: Alexander is having the worst day of his life! It's so bad, he wants to move to Australia. Let's be honest. Haven't we all had days like this? This book is something that young readers can absolutely relate to, and that's what I love about it! One could teach children that every day will not be perfect, sometimes people go through things. However, these things make you a better person because you learn from them. They're what make you who you are!
Idea: I will most definitely be using this book for a cause and effect lesson. I will also use this book to house a class discussion on what makes a good day, as well as a bad one. The more students are able to relate to the text, the more information they will be able to get out of it!
This time around Stephanie works with Ranger, but the job takes a turn for the worse when Ranger's building is hit by a polonium attack. Someone Ranger encountered in his earlier life wants to kill him, and threatens Stephanie too. It sounds scary, but mostly this book is just good fun. Some feral Chihuauas and an annoying short guy also show up and add to the usual craziness. If you don't mind funny action, then you might like this series. I know I do. Reading these books, is one of the few things that can get me to smile on certain days.