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



Bibliographic Information:  Pennypacker, Sara (2008). Clementine. New York, NY: Hyperion Paperbacks for Children.

Reading Level: 3rd grade

Synopsis:  Clementine is a lovable 3rd grader who has a talent for trouble but a good heart.  She is constantly trying to help but ends up finding trouble.  This funny, realistic fiction chapter book is a hit for beginner chapter book readers.

Classroom Rationale:  This is a great story to conduct a character study of Clementine and her neighbor Margaret. 

CCSS.RL.3.3- Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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This entry was posted on June 19, 2013 by in Chapter Books and tagged , , .

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