Books worth reading to students

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

This book has always been one of my favorites. The illustrations and the story are so appealing and easy to connect with. It also has a comical aspect to it. I think this would be a good book to use with second and third graders. The exile level of this book is AD540L. When I was in a third grade classroom, I noticed that the students were being introduced to peer pressure. I believe that this book goes hand in hand with this topic. On, there are some great activity sheets that review cause and effect using this book. I think these activity sheets would be a great way to get students thinking about how Camilla felt and about peer pressure. On Pinterest, there was another activity that I think could fit well with a lesson on peer pressure. The students colored a self portrait that had rainbow stripes just like Camilla. Then the students wrote three to five sentences about a time they felt embarrassed. Each idea would open the door to having a discussion about peer pressure.