Third Grade Angels, by Jerry Spinelli, is about a Grade 3 boy nicknamed "Suds". His dream is to win the angel contest in Mrs. Simms’ class by being the most helpful and well-behaved student.
After reading this fun novel, the students will recap their knowledge of the settings, plot, main character and themes. They will also find parts of speech and meanings for some of the vocabulary words.
Listing what they do when they get anxious, will help them make a connection with Suds.
Students will also write and draw about their favorite part of the novel.
An acrostic template, "Suds" in also included. It could be used to do a character sketch on the main character.
These activities could be used as an assessment tool as well!