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The Landry News
The Landry News
The Landry News
Audiobook2 hours

The Landry News

Written by Andrew Clements

Narrated by Zoe Kazan

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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New Student Gets Old Teacher

The bad news is that Cara Landry is the new kid at Denton Elementary School. The worse news is that her teacher, Mr. Larson, would rather read the paper and drink coffee than teach his students anything. So Cara decides to give Mr. Larson something else to read -- her own newspaper, The Landry News.

Before she knows it, the whole fifth-grade class is in on the project. But then the principal finds a copy of The Landry News, with unexpected results. Tomorrow's headline: Will Cara's Newspaper Cost Mr. Larson His Job?
LanguageEnglish
Release dateJun 23, 2009
ISBN9780743581738
The Landry News
Author

Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements (1949–2019) was the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he was nominated for a multitude of state awards, including a Christopher Award and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He was also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. Find out more at AndrewClements.com.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Another wonderful school story from Clements. I just love how the grownups are real people, too. No cardboard characters, no cliched interactions, no forced drama, just brave kids taking a common school experience to the next level because they're smart enough, and passionate enough, to follow through.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Awesome book! My whole family loved this book! I truly recommend this.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Another thoroughly enjoyable MG read from Andrew Clements; this one also made me laugh and cry, and root for the characters. I find Andrew's books so thoughtful, uplifting, and soothing.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Cara Laundry was the new girl at Denton Elementary. She had troubles at her previous school. Cara was in Mr. Larson's class but he was a particularly lazy teacher. Mr. Larson thought that children learn best by having an open classroom where children teach themselves. Cara was not impressed and decided to something about the situation. Would this decision cost Mr. Larson his job? (Please read to find out more)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Summary: A fifth grader, Cara, has recently moved and is now attending Denton Elementary School. Upon arriving at school and getting familiar with her new surroundings, she realizes that her teacher, Mr. Larson, is not the typical teacher. He rarely assigns homework, allows the students to do as they please, and reads the daily newspaper. Cara decides to get creative and begans to write a school newspaper. In doing so, her hopes is to get Mr. Larson's attention. No only did she get Mr. Larson's attention, but she got the attention of the school principal, Dr. Barnes, as well. More students began to get involved in the writing of the paper and things began to fall back on Mr. Larson. Since Dr. Barnes has been waiting for the right opportunity to get Mr. Larson terminated, he saw this as the chance of a life time. Happy ending...........Personal Reaction: I enjoyed this book. I liked the way that Cara was concerned about her teacher, as well as the class and decided to take a stand to help everyone involv ed. This is an example how even though someone may not have intentions of hurting anyone, someone else can look at it differently and use it against either that individual or someone else....... in this case, someone else, Mr. Larwon. Even though this story is fiction, it is a good example of freedom of the press. We all have a right to it, we just need to use it for the right reason.......to Help not to Harm.Extensions:1) I would use this as an opportunity to encourage the students to respect self, others, and the persoanl property and resources of the school or a place of empoloyment. I will open up discussions allowing the students to share ways that we show respect.2) I would incorporate this book into a lesson about the 1st Amendment, Freedom of the Press (Speech)3) This would be a good opportunity to have discussions on divorce with the students and bring a professional in that can help answer some of the students questions or concerns.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Can one person affect change? In The Landry News, Cara Landry, a fifth grade student does. Cara starts a new school and notices that rather than teach, her teacher, Mr. Larson, sits behind a newspaper. Cara decides to expose the problem by publishing The Landry News. She exposes the fact that her teacher doesn?t teach. As a result of her editorial, Mr. Larson decides that if he wants to change his job he needs to make changes. He was a good teacher once and Cara helps him rediscover his passion for teaching. This is a charming story that would fit in any elementary social studies class. It will lead to discussions of the first amendment, freedom of speech and freedom of the press.