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 Arthur writes a story
 Author: Brown, Marc Tolon


 Publisher:  Little, Brown
 Pub Year: 2011

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 158288 ISBN: 9780316109161
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Authorship -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction

Price: $13.22

Summary:
Arthur has to write a story as a homework assignment and keeps changing his idea of what to write as he talks to his friends.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 16974
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 00620

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (09/96)
   Booklist (09/15/96)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/1996 PreS-Gr 3--Another installment in Arthur's everyday adventures. When his teacher asks the students to write a story about something that is important to them, everyone's favorite aardvark cheerfully writes about how he got his dog (told in Arthur's Pet Business [Little, 1990]). But when his sister comments that the story is dull, he changes it. Each person he talks to gives him different advice, so worried Arthur keeps adding and changing. On the day the assignment is due, his contrived and confusing tale elicits a negative response. When he tells his original story, he receives a gold star and applause. Brown's watercolor-and-ink illustrations feature a rounder-faced Arthur surrounded by a lighter and brighter world of home and school. A lesson of being true to oneself that newly independent readers can easily handle.--Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY - Copyright 1996 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 09/15/1996 Mr. Ratburn tells his class to write a story, and Arthur starts right away. He is pleased with his effort, How I Got My Puppy Pal, but everyone he talks to suggests a change, and the amiable Arthur incorporates every suggestion. The result, a song-and-dance number about a boy and his pet elephant on Plant Shmellafint, leaves his class speechless, but Mr. Ratburn recovers in time to bring Arthur down to earth and elicit the original story. Bright ink-and-watercolor illustrations offer appealing views of Arthur's home and school as well as his literary fantasies. Teachers will find this an entertaining cautionary tale to read aloud to young writers, and, of course, Arthur fans will devour it. One of the best in this popular series. (Reviewed Sept. 15, 1996) - Copyright 1996 Booklist.

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