The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room


Bibliographic Information: Reilly Giff, Patricia. The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1984. Print.

Brief Annotation: “The Beast” is upset that he had to repeat a grade and even more upset that he now has to be in a special reading class for “babies.” Will he be able to deal with the bullies and win the banner for his classroom?

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Children who like stories about school, children who are beginning readers

Rating/Response: 4 I think this book would be good for either a read aloud or as a guided reading book. Young children could read this as a first chapter book. This book deals with real life situations that younger elementary students may face.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever had to deal with a bully? What did you do?

Posted by: Maria Muellerleile


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