Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure

Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure. Written by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Macky Pamintuan. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1964.

Reading Level: Lexile 640L

Synopsis: Stanley Lambchop’s bulletin board fell off of his wall in his sleep and landed on top of him, flattening him. Being flat has its advantages including being able to slip through cracks and traveling across the country only for the price of standard shipping. Stanley was able to use his flatness to stop the museum thieves by dressing up as a painting and alerting the police when the thieves arrived.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: great read aloud

Content Area Connections:

Literacy- fantasy

Possible Areas of Concern: being able to buy into all of the fantasy elements


About jdierk

I am a first-grade teacher working on my MEd in Elementary Education with a focus in literacy.

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This entry was posted on November 3, 2012 by in Chapter Books.

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