As teachers, we all try to foster a love of reading whenever we can. There are books that spread like wildfire in our classrooms…one child finds it in your classroom library, and suddenly EVERYONE has to read it. This book has been one of those books for us this year! While The Terrible Two may not be a book I feel I can use for an entire novel study, I always offer it as a choice for independent reading time. I cut up my “Terrible Two” task cards, clip them to a black-and-white composition notebook (what my students use as reading journals in my classroom), and I send them on their merry ways. It is a win-win. My students love what they are reading, and I know that they are developing their vocabularies, their close-reading, skills, and the other reading strategies I have taught in the classroom, and they are loving what they are reading. Oh, and we’re hitting the standards at the same time…a win-win-win.