Humorous (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 530
This story is about a student, Richard "Beast" Best, repeating the second grade. He has to face the same old teacher and take a special reading class with younger students. Just like the previous year, Richard can't seem to stay out of trouble. Fortunately, the reading teacher, Mrs. Paris, helps Richard to begin to like reading and maybe win the school banner. This book offers an affectionate look at young elementary students going through the ups and downs of life in the classroom.
Check your school or local library for this book.
The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room
By Patricia Reilly Giff
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand the text
Analyze characters in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and create proper nouns
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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