Books worth reading to students


Olivia - Ian Falconer

This book is about a pig named Olivia who is very active. I believe this book would be mostly enjoyed by younger grades. The Lexile level of this book is AD270L. I believe this would be a good book to use when discussing comparing and contrasting. The students could complete a venn diagram contrasting themselves and Olivia. For an extension, the students could play a game where they wonder around the room until the music stops. Once the music stops, pair up with the nearest student. Then they could compare and contrast themselves an their partner. I think this would be a great way to open a discussion about differences and acceptance.