This week's reading story is called A Mr. Rubbish Mood by Megan McDonald. It's an excerpt from Judy Moody Saves the World! I think the best things about this story are that it gets kids concerned about the environment and it also gets them excited to read the actual chapter book!
Scholastic has a great deal right now - 9 different books in the Judy Moody pack for only $32!
Of course...it also got my students excited because of the new movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Journeys really makes it too easy for me to do movie tie-ins, but my students get to choose behavioral rewards to work for and they are always #1 on their list.
Here's the trailer for Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.
Visit the Judy Moody site of Megan McDonald (the author)!