James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein wrote a humorous novel which features an unlikely protagonist. Jamie Grimm is a disabled middle school boy who hopes to deflect attention off of his disability by winning the Funniest Kid Contest. This novel chronicles Jamie's attempt at realizing his dream.
This book is a great read for kids who enjoyed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It has many illustrations and short chapters, so it may also appeal to older students who are still developing their reading comprehension skills. The witty prose helps keep kids involved in the book.
This product contains 24 reading comprehension questions for students reading independently or in a literature circle. An answer key is also included. I tried to keep the number of questions to a minimum so that the students could enjoy reading the book rather than getting bogged down in answering too many questions. The questions ask students to identify key details, make cause and effect inferences as well as to identify character traits and types of conflict found in the novel.
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