Robin Hill School: Election Day (Ready to Read: Level One)

by Margaret McNamara (Author) Mike Gordon (Illustrator)

Robin Hill School: Election Day (Ready to Read: Level One)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Today is election day in Mrs. Connor's class. The students will listen to speeches and vote for a new class president. Today is also Becky's first day at Robin Hill School. She thinks she would make a great class president, but she's new and has no friends yet. When Becky takes a chance and makes a speech, the whole class is surprised by the winner!

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-It's Election Day at Robin Hill School and the students will vote for a class president. Three children who want the position make promises they can't possibly keep-offering no homework or a longer summer vacation. Only Becky, a new girl, is realistic: "I can only promise to do my best." Although she hasn't made any friends yet, she impresses her fellow students and is elected. Simple sentences, repetition, and watercolor picture clues aid emergent readers as they enjoy an interesting plot. While sticking to basic vocabulary, McNamara offers a book that can spark a thoughtful discussion. An excellent addition to beginning-reader collections.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2004 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Margaret McNamara
Margaret McNamara is the author of three other titles about Mr. Tiffin's class: A Poem in Your Pocket, called a nimble introduction to poetry by the New York Times;The Apple Orchard Riddle, said to spark fruitful curriculum discussion by School Library Journal; and How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, called illuminating by Family Fun magazine. She is also the author of The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot and George Washington's Birthday. Ms. McNamara lives in New York City. Visit her on the Web at margaretmcnamara.net.

G. Brian Karas is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including A Poem in Your Pocket, How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, and The Apple Orchard Riddle. He also illustrated A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards; Neville by Norton Juster; Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming, which received four starred reviews; Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and Home on the Bayou, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Visit him at GBrianKaras.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780689864254
Lexile Measure
430L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Simon Spotlight
Publication date
September 20, 2004
Series
Ready to Read: Level One
BISAC categories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Schools
Elections

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