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review 2018-09-10 03:43
Miss Nelson Is Missing! - Harry Allard,James Marshall

The students in room 207 were very misbehaved for Miss Nelson, but when she disappears, a new teacher makes them do work ALL DAY! Miss Nelson is Missing!! When Miss Nelson comes back the students in room 207 never misbehaved again! I would use this book to work on expression and voice when reading!

Lexile: 340L

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review 2018-09-10 03:35
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends is a book full of silly poems that talk about common childhood problems! I would use this book to introduce poetry in a fun way. It can also be used for vocabulary and fluency!

Lexile: NP

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review 2018-09-09 17:20
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

Every child should read poetry and this is the perfect book to find the best children's poetry out there! When I was in 4th grade my teacher actually went to the library and hand picked this book just for e because she thought I would enjoy it. She was right! I went home and read the poems to my grandparents all afternoon. The poems in this book often have meanings that may confuse younger readers so I suggest not using it until at least 4th grade and even then, for the advanced students.

Scholastic classifies the DRA level as 40 which means 4th or 5th grade.

An activity I would assign for my students would be to pick their favorite poem from the book and dissect it. Find any figurative language within the poem and determine its literal meaning.

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review 2018-09-09 17:15
Click Clack Moo
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type - Doreen Cronin,Betsy Lewin

Ever met a cow that could type? Or a cow who left notes for the farmer? Well get ready to read a silly story about some who do just that!

According to Scholastic, the DRA level is between 20-24 which would make this a 2nd or 3rd grade level book. I think that sounds just right. 

A fun activity for my students to do after reading this book would be to write a letter to Farmer Brown!!! They could write it from the cow's perspective, from their own, or from another animal's perspective. This would really bring out their creative writing skills.

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review 2018-09-09 16:59
Bad Case of the Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Never care what someone thinks about you! What matters is what you think about yourself & that it is positive. The girl in this story cares too much about what other kids think about her and it ends her up with a bad case of the stripes! 

This would probably be an I on the Fountas & Pinnell chart because it is elaborate and uses a good bit of dialogue.

The activity I would use from this book is actually one I am stealing from a past student... Jess Smyly tweeted pictures of herself with a bad case of the stripes after she read this book to her class! Kids would LOVE THIS!!! It really helps when teachers do funny things like this to keep the kids interested in reading.

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