Teachers kept giving him what they considered classics, but those middle school books had nothing to do with who he was and what he saw each day. So he never touched them. Middle school kids today are coming of age in a time when they will have more access to information than ever before but lack the tools for integration. Giving them the tools to build a reading identity first will give them what they need to grow into whom they really want to be.
Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly, illustrated by: John Manders - Dutton, 32 pages.
The breezy narrative follows one boy through a typical day, highlighting many interesting aspects of his world. Fanciful cartoon drawings show a lively and appealing world full of new and intriguing activities that correspond neatly to modern equivalents.
Interaction with the natural world is not mentioned, although many of the new technologies have eco-friendly components and the food is all meatless and delicious.
Best Friends for Frances by: Russell Hoban, illustrated by: To her surprise, Gloria makes a good friend, but can she ever be a best friend?
If your child enjoys this book, introduce her to other stories in this series including A Birthday for Frances.
Kids who like making friends. Find Best Friends for Frances at your local library.
The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt by: Minna grows up with some odd friends and relatives. Minna Pratt is an amazingly delightful book, a book that makes you smile all through it, a book that makes you want to know all of the characters in real life. George and Martha by: James Marshall - Houghton Mifflin Company, 48 pages.
George and Martha are two hilarious hippo friends who invariably get themselves into sticky situations. Find George and Martha at your local library.
Jan Brett - Putnam Juvenile, 32 pages. Henny wants to raise little chicks, but an elf keeps stealing her eggs before they hatch.
Your child will be surprised to learn how her friend Hedgie helps Henny scare off the bothersome elf once and for all. A Letter to Amy by: In this classic book about friendship, Peter has a falling-out with his friend Amy.
Peter fears the worst — that Amy will not come to his birthday party. Find A Letter to Amy at your local library. Janell Cannon - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 46 pages. Stellaluna is a baby fruit bat happily flying along with her mother when an owl attacks.
The mother bird accepts Stellaluna as long as she acts like a bird, not a bat. Soon enough, Stellaluna learns to eat bugs and stop hanging by her feet. When she finally has a chance to show her bird siblings, Pip, Flutter and Flap, what life as a bat is like, they are left all in a muddle: Want to see the movie?
The animated adaptation fleshes out the picture book with additional characters and songs while staying true to the story. Find Stellaluna at your local library.
Holly Meade - Candlewick, 40 pages. Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Defoe’s novel about a castaway marooned for twenty-four years on a deserted island is an engrossing story of survival, civilization, and barbarism. The Scarlet Letter A book report form to help middle school students organize their thoughts and evaluate a historical study or historical novel.
Mystery (upper elem/middle) Book Report Form Use this 'Book Report Form: Mystery (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. From Don Quixote to American Pastoral, take a look at the greatest novels of all time The greatest non-fiction books The version of the best novels.
Books shelved as book-reports: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.
Defoe’s novel about a castaway marooned for twenty-four years on a deserted island is an engrossing story of survival, civilization, and barbarism. The Scarlet Letter Classic Books of the rutadeltambor.com website. Turn the pages to explore bygone eras, time-honored tales and historical narratives.