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Books that will hopefully be in my future classroom!
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook - Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein is a very funny book that switches the first letter of the words throughout the entire story! While this is a challenging book for most struggling readers/young readers, I think it is a fun story and the fact that they have to pay attention to the words since they are all switched up makes the students more engaged during reading! If I were to use this book in my class I would actually put it with a lesson on fluency and have students read different parts of the story. I think that the students would really enjoy reading this book themselves, and then I would ask them to write a sentence where they switch up the first letters like Silverstein does in this book.


Reading Level: 3-5

Lexile Level: NA