The story, "How Wide of How Long" is a math information book about measuring length. The story has many different scenarios were length is the answer. This was a great story to use when introducing measuring length to the students. The book as definitions and a clear plott that truly helps explain the concept to the students.
The story, "The Mission of Addition" is a math information book about addition. The book has many different scenarios were addition is the answer. The way the story is set up it teaches students factual information about math in a fun way. One example of the book is, "Adding is growing the total of things, like bubbles in bathtubs or bright shiny rings." Another great thing about the book is that is show symbols such as a plus sign or equals sign. I recomend this book to anyone!
The book "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" is about an African American family who travels to birmingham to visit family. While the family is in Birmingham they have many different problems. One problem was when the little boy almost drowned in a whirl pool. The next problem was the family was at the chuch with the birmingham church bombing happened. Luckly the family found ways to work through these problems and they traveled back home safely.
The chapter book "Strider" is a good book. The book uses the same character from the book, "Dear Mr. Henshaw." Leigh and his mother now live apartments, where Leigh and his friend Barry find a dog. They named the dog Stider. Since the both found the dog together they decided to have joint custody. This causes tension between the boys because Leight does not want Barry to have his time with Strider. Leigh uses Strider to fill other voids that he has in his life. Overall I felt as though this was a good story and a great addition to any teachers library.
I loved the book "Because of Winn Dixie." I feel as though I related to this book because I too have a love for dogs. In the story the little girl is without a mom and her dad is occupied with his job. When the little girl finds a dog she takes him with her everywhere. The little girl uses the dog to ask her da questions about her mom. Overall I feel as though this is a great books for students to read. This book will also help students deal with a rough home life.
I loved reading the book, "Shiloh." The book is about a little boy who steals a dog because he is being beaten. The little boy hides the dog in the woods, in hope that no one will find him. When Marty's parents find out they force him to tell the truth. The story deals with a battle of helping someone and lien to someone. Does the other one make it right? Overall I feel as though this is a great book to implement in the classroom. It will help students to understand what is right and wrong.
In the book, "Ramona Quimby, Age 8" it is Ramona's first day in the third grade. She is very excited to ride the bus and she loves her teacher Mrs. Whaley. Ramona is having trouble on the bus and at school with a bully. Then her teacher Mrs. Whaley calls her a nuisance. So Ramona decides to ask her teacher about it and it out she was not calling Ramona a nuisance. When Ramona finds this out she decides she does love school again and she wants to come back again. I think that this book is a great addition to any teachers library!
I did not enjoy reading the book, "A Wrinkle in Time." The book is about a family who has lost their father to the dark side. Throughout the story the children hunt to find him. With the help of the three w's the children are able to find their dad. This book was really hard for me to understand. The children were in a battle with the dark side to get back their father. I am not sure if I would use this in a classroom setting or not.
"Dear Mr. Henshaw" is a book about a little boy who's parents are getting a divorce. In the book, Beverly Cleary displays some of Leigh's private journal entries. This shows the reader just how a boy would feel about his parents going through a divorce. Leigh has to realize that his parents are not getting back together. I loved reading this book and I think that it would be great in any teacher's library.
In the book, "Ralph S. Mouse" Ralph is a mouse. Ralph decides he wants to leave his home, so he persuades his friend Ryan to taking him to school with him. At school Ralph eats all the leftovers from lunch, while doing this he has a run in with the janitor. Ralph then decides to go help his friend Ryan with his bully. Ryan bully, Brad and him become friends again and Ralph mouse returns to his home at Mountain View Inn.