The story is narrated by a 5th-grade girl, Nora Rose Rowley.
Add your rating See all 35 kid reviews. Nora is a genius, but since early childhood she has hidden that fact from both teachers and family.
So she goes underground, keeps her giftedness to herself, and tries to fit in. But in fifth grade everything changes. When she sees her best friend feel stupid because he did poorly on the standardized achievement tests, she decides to protest grades by getting low ones. But the attention this draws from her parents and the school leads to her secret being revealed, and her worst fears being realized: Perhaps a school-wide testing protest is the answer.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? No one does school stories better than former teacher Andrew Clements.
He knows the inner workings of schools, he writes for middle schoolers better than almost anyone, and his stories are usually effervescent delights that flow seamlessly along from start to perfect finish: Rather than an unabashed triumph over the system of testing and grades, Nora accomplishes little besides being allowed to have some say in the direction of her life.
Since Clements has so clearly stated the problems with this system, some readers may find the ending disappointing, a rarity in his novels.
But it may get both kids and adults thinking about the subject and, since he has provided no template for real change, wondering for themselves how things could be made different. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about grades and testing.
Do you think grading and testing are good ways to assess achievement? Is one a better tool than the other? Why or why not? How could teachers and students measure progress if testing was abandoned? Families can also talk about protest. Would you have done things differently?This main character body book report project is designed so that each writing section is glued onto the shirt and vest area of the character's body.
The creative . 15 FREE ready-to-use worksheets to use with almost any book. Character Report Card from Literature Worksheets 2 The Power of Speech from Literature Worksheets 2 Mystery Book Report (pg 2) from Genres Book Reports.
In this alternative to the traditional book report, students have to really understand a character from a book they have read in order to successfully communicate the essence of the character using a few words and symbols on a business card.
The character report card is a shared experience between students and teachers. The activity allows students to identify character traits in others, both fictional and real. The report card encourages reflection through discussion and reasoning for a deeper, more personalized meaning and .
The main character in The Report Card is Nora. She is the one who calls the education system into question in this book (which is the whole point of the story, similar to Clements' other books.
Feb 11, · Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades. Read Common Sense Media's The Report Card review, age rating, and parents guide.4/4.