Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  - Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the story of Peter and his little brother Fudge.  Fudge is so funny, and students enjoy hearing about his antics.  One activity that I have seen with read alouds are friendly letters.  The students write friendly letters to the teacher identifying their favorite parts of the text, asking questions, and making connections.  I really like this activity because it allows the teacher to see how each student is individually processing a text, allows the student to process in their own time, and practice their writing skills.  This text would be used with 3-4 graders.