This is a lit log for All Rise For The Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor. This is a wonderful story that gives readers a glimpse into the lives of children with incarcerated parents and into the lives of inmates in a minimum security prison. The themes of this realistic fiction are: parent in prison, social issues, friendship, family relationships, and adoption and foster care.
The focus skills for this lit log are: using text to draw inferences; summarizing; describing characters, settings, and events, using text to determine the meaning of words and phrases, and determining point of view.
This lit log can be used for reading instruction (literature circle, novel study, guided reading, read aloud) or for professional development (for staff and volunteers at schools, after school programs, residential treatment programs, minimum security prisons, and foster and adoption agencies.
Text Interest Level: 3rd-7th grade
Text Reding Level: 4th grade