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Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man: A California CST Adventure

ISBN: 9780982172933
Publisher: Student Solutions, Inc
Publication Date: 2009-11-03
Number of pages: 155
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Silver medal: Reading skills/Literacy: 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

This laugh-out-loud children's book is aligned with the Content Standards for California Public Schools. It covers English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man is a hilarious story that teaches and references second through fifth grade educational concepts, and even though it's 100% correlated to the third grade California curriculum, it teaches concepts that students in all states need to learn!

This breakthrough educational book tells the story of a struggling third-grader (Chris Robb) who desperately wants to pass the third grade STAR California Standards Test (CST). Chris's school is a crazy place and his teacher has the strangest name he has ever heard: Ms. Bubblebrain. Every character in the book has a unique personality trait. Smelly Sam stuffs random objects up his nose (sushi, socks, etc), the bus driver waves around his stinky shoe to get the kids to settle down, and the principal harbors an incomprehensible infatuation with strawberry milk. Meanwhile, rumor has it that a mysterious Chicken Nugget Man has been sneaking into schools and causing all kinds of chaos. A task force is created to capture the Chicken Nugget Man. The country's smartest children will be chosen to join the effort because for some reason, no adult has ever seen the Chicken Nugget Man. Chris, who can barely remember his teacher's name, has the odds stacked against him when it comes to passing the STAR CST, but as the reader discovers, he might have a little help, and a little hope, after all.

The book has built-in Bloom's Taxonomy critical thinking comprehension questions that are written in kid-friendly language. A strong emphasis is placed on character education in the book and every time a character makes a poor choice, the narrator reminds readers of the consequences, encouraging them to suggest more responsible choices.

This delightful work of humorous fiction makes learning fun and helps students in all states prepare for standardized tests. It's great for fourth and fifth grade remediation, gifted second graders, after school tutoring, read-aloud, literature circles, and guided reading.

Key educational features in the book:
Built-in comprehension questions
Math, science, social studies, language arts and reading concepts taught through a fun, fictional plot
Educational illustrations
Tricky words are labeled with images for ELLs and struggling readers
Officially leveled text
Full list of referenced educational standards/concepts in the back of the book
Math word problems
"Knowledge Nugget" educational fact boxes
Math skills, including: number sense, algebra, measurement, and statistics
Social Studies skills, including: history, citizenship, leadership, and economics
Science skills, including: physical science, life science, Earth science, and investigation

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