Why or why not? However, nobody but Nora knows how smart she is. Nora could see that Stephen thought of himself as a dumb kid, and she did not think anyone deserved that label.
Perhaps a school-wide testing protest is the answer.
Instead she hid under the table every day and pretended to be a cat. Mom asked Nora to do the trick again, but Nora refused. She could see how all the pieces went together, so she kept pointing out the pieces Ann needed.
When she was about two, she saw her big sister, Ann, doing a piece puzzle. Families can talk about grades and testing. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Since Clements has so clearly stated the problems with this system, some readers may find the ending disappointing, a rarity in his novels.
I have found his stories to be humorous and thought provoking. She thought they would get used to the idea that she was a cat and leave her alone.
Until that day, she did not know she was smart. She stopped being a cat and started being a copycat instead. Unlike Ann and Nora, he does not find schoolwork easy. In regards to Clements is a great youth storyteller. But in fifth grade everything changes. Kids need to have time to be kids.
Nora does not like attention, and she hates upsetting her parents. In this tale he questions state testing, the importance that as an American society we put on grades and testing and the special classes for the "smart" or "gifted and talented" kids and how they got in there in the first place-tests!
As The Report Card begins, Nora has just received her grades for the first term of fifth grade. He started getting mad at himself when he had trouble understanding material in school, and he worried about all kinds of tests, even those in his best subjects.
Maybe parents spend too much time with their faces in the screen themselves? When Nora started kindergarten, she already knew she did not want to be known for being smart.
Kick them outside with some water. I hope that Clements writes a book on how ridiculously competitive parents are when it comes to sports. The entire section is 2, words. Her victory at the end does not change the world, but it gives her a measure of control over her own life.
She did it for Stephen because he is a nice, hardworking kid whose grades make him feel badly about himself. As she copied the other kids, she learned more about how smart she was.And then there's THE REPORT CARD.
"Most kids never talk about it, but a lot of the time bad grades make them feel dumb, and almost all the time it's not true. And good grades can make other kids think that they're better, and that's not true either.
And then all the kids start competing and comparing/5(). The Report Card By Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Brian Selznick A fifth-grade genius turns the spotlight on grades—good and bad—in this novel from Andrew Clements, the author of Frindle.
The Report Card. By Andrew Clements. Grades. R. Genre and she purposely brings home a terrible report card just to prove a point. Suddenly the attention she's successfully avoided all her life is focused on her, and her secret is out.
Paperback Book. Paperback Book; QTY. 1 +-ADD TO CART. IN THE TEACHER STORE. Save to Wishlist. The Report Card By Andrew Clements About the Book Fifth-grader Nora Rose Rowley has been keeping an unusual secret for most of her life.
The secret is that she is very, very smart. She does not want her family, friends, or teachers to know that she is highly intelligent Book Edition: Reprint. In a family of high achievers, Nora Rowley seems to be the odd one out.
While her sister's grades and accomplishments are extraordinary, and her brother's are certainly far from lacking, she brings home a report card full of Ds. 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.Download