April Fool Book Report

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Book #1 Title: Arthur’s April Fool Author: Marc Brown Illustrator: Marc Brown Publication Date: 1983 Genre: Modern Fantasy Reading Level: 3rd grade Summary: It is April First which is a time for practical jokes and the April Fool’s Day school assembly. Before the assembly one boy threatens to pulverize Arthur, which makes Arthur so nervous that he forgets his tricks. The one trick Arthur wants to do now is make this boy disappear, but can he do it? He has a hilarious solution for his problem. Justification for Inclusion: Luke enjoys reading funny stories. I chose this book because it is about April Fool’s day and the jokes are always funny. In this book the jokes are very funny and I believe that Luke will enjoy reading this book. Reader…show more content…
For this activity the students will write a letter to the author of their book. The students will share what they thought about the story. The students will also include a question that they have about the story. Book #8 Title: The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth Author: Kathleen Krull Illustrator: Greg Couch Genre: Biography Reading Level: 3rd grade Summary: This is a story about a 14-year-old boy from Idaho. In a potato field he saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to make pictures fly through the air. This boy was a scientific genius and made a brainstorm in a potato field a reality by transmitting the world’s first television image. Justification for Inclusion: I chose this book for Luke because in his free time he enjoys watching television. With this book Luke can actually learn where the television he is watching came from. Reader Response Idea: This lesson is called “Letter to a Character”. The students will be given a piece of paper that they will use to write the letter. The will share with a character what they thought about what they did in the story. The students will also ask that character a question from the story. Book #9 Title: Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth Author: Robert…show more content…
This man is George Herman Ruth, who was not always the babe. George went from playing ball on a dirt lot to becoming the man associated with major league baseball. Justification for Inclusion: Luke likes sports stories, so I believe that he will enjoy reading a book about a baseball legend. Reader Response Idea: This reader response idea is called Be a Character. The students are going to pretend that they are the character in the story. Then they are to write down what they would do and how their character role would change the story. Book
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