Bibliographic Information: Parish, H., & Avril, L. (2009). Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Brief Annotation: It’s Amelia Bedelia’s first day of school, and she is extremely energetic and excited to begin.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Grade Level: Pre-K-3
Readers who will like this: Children starting their first day of school or teachers beginning their first year of teaching in a classroom.
Rating/Response: 5 I love Amelia Bedelia books because of the spirit that is portrayed through her. She is a carefree, energetic, and excited learner in every book. She takes everything literally which leads to some funny and interesting situations!
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What feelings did you have coming in for the first day of school today? Have they changed since you have arrived?
Reading Strategy: First Days/New Experience
Rationale for Strategy: This book is geared towards the first day of school. It works perfectly for a first day of school reading for students to get excited about the classroom or about school in general.
Posted by: Brittany Billiet