Monday, June 1, 2009

Two of the R's

Archer brought home his "Reading and Writing Log" from school today. In it he's recorded, in a rather formulaic fashion, summaries of books he read in class. Some samples:

Stella Lou Ella's Runaway Book
Stella's book got lost.
Lots of people read it and passed it.
It's due 5:00 P.M.
Will it be at the library on time?

Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
G. - Realistic fiction
Bust-'em-up Bill was blocking Lil's parking place. Will she move the bikes?
The author wrote this book to entertain.

Cats by Gail Gibbons
G. - Nonfiction
The phrase "MEOW" is when cats are noticed well. Aren't these cats good hunters?
The author wrote this book to entertain.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Weber
G. - Realistic fiction
Lyle was dismissed from the pajama department to the zoo. Then he moved to Australia. Will he get back to the house on East 88th Street?
The author wrote this book to entertain.

Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
The Old One told them she would go to Mother Earth when the rug is finished. Annie tried lots of things to stop the weaving. Annie learned you can't change what's going to happen.

The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf by Glen Rounds
G. - Realistic Fiction
The 3 little pigs had to make new homes. They also had to watch out for the big bad wolf. After he actually blown down a house, he ate a pig. Will he eat the third little pig? The author wrote this book to entertain.

Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
G. - Nonfiction
Martin saw some "White Only" signs when he was a boy. He waited for 340 years for his rights. Might he die? The author wrote this book to entertain.

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
My pathological fear is an error while I'm logging on. I really like the site I log on to.

A Child's Calendar by Joan Updike
G. - Fiction
The year began in January.
Spring began in April.
Summer began in June.
Fall began in September.
Winter began in December.
Will the next month be January again?
The author wrote this book to entertain.

1 comment:

Ali said...

Okay, I don't think the "Winn Dixie" one quite cuts it, but, as a person who has written a lot of children's book blurbs, I find these to be pretty good. Perhaps Scholastic will have a job for him someday. :) Although I'm pretty sure Gibbons wrote "Cats" to inform rather than to entertain.