Thank heavens for children's author Beverly Cleary! Without her, the world of children's literature wouldn't include Ramona Quimby and the series of books that feature her trials and tribulations as she grows up. Few writers can get inside the hearts and minds of their juvenile characters as clearly and with as much empathy as Mrs. Cleary. Readers of every age can identify with the conflicting emotions and eventual triumphs Ramona experiences as she begins first grade.
This 41-page unit is designed to enhance reading comprehension skills including ordering events, literal recall of details, drawing conclusions, summarizing, recognizing character traits, and associating cause and effect.