Bibliotherapy Lesson: 'A Bad Case Of Stripes'

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Mary Schleifer MEE7636 Bibliotherapy Lesson Book Title: A Bad Case of Stripes Copyright Date: 1998 A Bad Case of Stripes, by David Shannon, is the story of young Camilla Cream, a closeted lover of lima beans and a worrier about others’ opinions of her. On the first day of school, Camilla wakes up to find herself completely covered in rainbow stripes! If the stripes were not bad enough, Camilla’s skin develops everything people suggest she has- someone says ‘checkerboards,’ another says ‘bacteria,’ and she breaks out in checkerboard pattern and bacteria tails. When the Doctor, Specialists, Experts, and many others cannot figure out what’s causing the stripes, a little old woman persuades her to eat some lima beans. Camilla is afraid to eat them at first, but after realizing that this could be her only…show more content…
This lesson will be completed towards the beginning of the school year to start the classroom philosophy of acceptance. Delaware Standards: What Standard(s) will be addressed by this activity? DE.CC4RL. Reading Standards for Literature K-5 Key Ideas and Details CC4RL1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. CC4RL2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. CC4RL3. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). DE.CC4SL. Speaking and Listening Standards K-5 Comprehension and Collaboration CC4SL1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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