“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Fancy Nancy and the 100th Day of School, by: Jane O’ Connor, Illustrated by: Robin Preiss Glasser, Harper Collins, 2009, 32pp
Reading Level: 290L
Synopsis: In this Fancy Nancy story, Nancy is trying to decide what to bring in for the 100th day of school. As the day draws closer she is having a harder and harder time trying to decide on something original. She asks members of her family for help, but their ideas aren’t original enough. Finally she comes up with an idea on her own.
Rationale For Use: Many of the children like the adventures of Fancy Nancy and I think this would be a great book to use as the 100th day of school approaches.
Common Core Connection: I think this would be a simple text for the students to read and be able to tell about the characters, setting, and what happened in the book. I also think you could use it as part of the math curriculum as children are learning to count to 100.