Linking up again with the Fiction Friday series from The Teaching Thief. One of my summer "to-do" projects each year is to read the SSYRA list (our state's reading motivation program for grades 3-8). So far I have read 13 of the 15 books on the grades 3 - 5 list. This week the spotlight turns to Sophie Simon Solves Them All by Lisa Graff.
Sophie is a third grader, and a genius. Her parents worry about her and want her to be "normal," while she just wants to teach herself calculus! Sophie doesn't see any value in being friends with her peers, but eventually realizes they have parent problems just like her. She works out a plan to solve the problems and thrills her parents by making new friends (just like normal kids!).
Right now this book is only available in hardcover, but the paperback version will be out in mid-September. I purchase only a few of the SSYRA books each year, and this one is definitely one of the keepers!
As I identify the books that I'll use in the classroom this year I have been creating booklets to go along with the read aloud. They are 4 pages and I copy them 2-sided to put together. You can click here to get my booklet for Sophie Simon Solves Them All. Enjoy!