The kids picked out some books at the schools book fair today.
Circus Galacticus is literally out for this world. It is a SF about an orphan who is stuck going to a private school but has issues from out of this world. This is a fun story that I think kids can use their imaginations and enjoy this story as if they are there. I would use EL strategy 6 "continually monitor student comprehension" because this story can get confusing and is probably best to be used as a read aloud. TS-SR