A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

This was one of my favorite books growing up and I think using it in a second grade class would be a great idea! While this story is incredibly imaginative and the illustrations are truly remarkable, the main purpose of this text is about learning to be yourself which is so important to teach in an elementary school setting. There are many different activities that can be done with this book and I have selected two that I think would be most beneficial for the class. The first activity is to discuss (as a whole class) the way they think the main character, Camilla, feels from the beginning to the end of the story and compare them. The next assignment would be to have students complete an activity sheet where they draw and write about the story and even answer a question about themselves.