Symonsa Literary Book Fair Project

Symonsa Literary Book Fair Project



hey guys my name is Alan Simmons in the book that we're gonna talk about today is spaghetti in a hot dog bun it was written by Maria does Monday and it was illustrated by Kim sha this book was written in 2000 or post in 2008 by Carnival Press and I'm so glad that it ones because it's one of my favorite books of all time this is a book that I love to use at the beginning of the year to teach my students about having the courage to be themselves and to teach them to choose to be kind no matter what the situation may be this is also a really really good book to use to teach character traits because the three main characters Lucy her Papagena and rau are all very dynamic characters and it's good to have the students compare and contrast the different character traits and how they're used in literature I also love using this book to teach text-to-self connections I used two spoke to teach sex assault connections because the setting of the story takes place in Lucy's home in a school and a lot of the things that Lucy goes through are things that the students in your classroom could be going through as well the author's purpose for writing this story is to entertain us but is also used to teach us to accept each other's differences and so it's really good to committee to leadership and community in your classroom the tone or mood of this story is that the author wants us to feel hopeful that Lucy's problem of being bullied is going to be solved at the end of it she's gonna eventually be accepted by all of their peers and not made fun of anymore the summary of this story is that it begins with Lucy eating breakfast with repelled Pacino and she's discussing all the things that are going on at school and how she feels that she's different from everyone else and her Papa Gino's encouraging her that it's good that she's different she eats things that are kind of weird and pear is kind of crazy but to accept that because who she is then Rauh one of the students in her class starts to notice these things about Lucy and starts to make fun of her for them so he kind of becomes her bully and that's the conflict in the story he makes fun of her whenever she's around no matter what she's doing and it's starting to hurt her feelings and she doesn't really know how to handle the situation or what to do about it she doesn't understand why it's such a big deal that she's different so she goes through her Papageno and she stalks him and asked him what she can do to handle it and he tells her just to keeping herself in to let Ralph know that it's bothering her so she goes to school the next day and she tells him that but it doesn't really change anything then at recess Ralph has a problem he's stuck on the monkey bars and doesn't know how to get down because he's too scared so this isn't actually my favorite part of the story he's Lucy walks up to out thinking that she's going to make fun of him and kind of retaliate for all the bullying that he's under her but in actuality when Lucy gets there and sees how scared Roth is she chooses to be her con self and do the right thing the good thing and help him down so that's how she solved her problem she chooses to be kind to out and makes a friend in the process and at the end of the story Wow her bully decides to give her a letter and a drawing to apologize for how he treated her so again I absolutely love this book I definitely encourage you to buy it because it's one of my all-time favorites and it's really really good to teach a lot of standards and a lot of team building and classroom community and self-awareness for students and self-acceptance so my least favorite part of this book I actually don't have one I think this is such a good book the reason that I chose it is because Lucy is one of my favorite characters in literature at the moment she's such an inspiring character because even though she was being made fun of she chose to do the right thing in the end and chose to be kind and fully herself and that's something that I aspire to be and I encourage my students to aspire to be so accepting of others and of ourselves so I post her that I created on this side I chose to focus on the spaghetti aspect because I think it's very important to point out the difference is that Lucy had she ate spaghetti in a hotdog bun she had crazy hair and I wanted to focus on that because even though there are things that were different about her she was so unafraid to be herself and that's a very important part of the story on this side I chose to focus on I put three things accept others be yourself and choose kind just to focus on the themes of the story so again I love this book definitely go out and buy it it's one of the best stories that I've read to my kids and they always love it when I read it to them because we get a laugh out of the fact that she's eating spaghetti out of a hotdog bun but it's a good and light-hearted way to teach kids about accepting others and about not being afraid to be yourself

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