The Very Worst Thing

Thanks to a colleague of mine for introducing me to this book by Torey Hayden. The Very Worst Thing is a real-life fiction jaunt that students can relate too.  I use this book to start out my school year to help form a sense of "community" in the classroom.
The Very Worst Thing has prompted discussions with my students about bullying and standing up for what you believe in. Family, foster care, love, friendship, empathy, and keeping wild animals in captivity are also part of the plot. Recommended for grades 5 and up.


1 comment:

J.D. said...

Guess I'll have to read that one