King of the Castle
Published by Second Story Press
Mr. Elliot likes being a caretaker and a grandfather, but he has a problem: he can't read.
Grades 2 to 5
Literacy, reading, self-esteem, family, school
Near the end of the school year, organize a party for all the people in the school who can read. Be sure to invite those just starting to learn, too, and those who may learn next year. Make it a book party, like the one being planned for Mr. Elliot, or think up another way to celebrate reading at your party. Just be sure to make it’s a party “fit for a king”. (And don’t forget to invite the school caretaker(s).)
Mr. Elliot came across several books at Jessie Lucas Public School that interested him, both before he could read and after. Imagine that Mr. Elliot is the caretaker at your school. Make a display of books that people in your class would like to recommend to him -- either for himself, or to read with Jason and Jemma. Include a little note with each book explaining why you think he’d enjoy it.
Silver Birch Award nominee
Also available in Slovenian.