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My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian

by Elizabeth Levy

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A fifth grade student, Bobby, who loves comedy, is always getting into trouble for not doing his homework. When a new teacher decides to not give up on Bobby and gives him one more chance. Bobby is given an assignment to arrange “THE GREAT LAUGH-OFF” so that he can pass the fifth grade. In the end Bobby learns some very valuable lessons about school and comedy.

I loved this book it keep my interest and it introduced me to some of the things that can happen in a classroom. Not only does it teach a lesson but also the young reader is capatived by the innocence of the whole idea. I think a lot of young readers will love this book.

This book could be used in the classroom to teach the class clown how they can get in trouble if the continue to be a clown by having the student write a plan to have a “great laugh-off” of their own. Also, the class could write about the positive aspects of someone in their life who they think does not love them.
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Bobby is the class clown. He can always be counted on to crack up his friends and sometimes even the teachers. But he can't always be counted on to stay out of trouble'and that's no joke when you're in danger of being shipped off to a special school for kids with -behavioral problems.' Bobby's got one last chance to prove to his teachers, his principal, and his parents'especially his super-sarcastic dad'that he can be taken seriously. His assignment: to put on a school-wide laugh-off. It's teachers vs. students'and may the best comic win. It's also a chance for Bobby to show his dad that mean jokes aren't just kidding around. Packed with kid-tested jokes and riddles, this funny novel is also a thoughtful exploration of the power of laughter to hurt'and to heal.

2000-2001 Georgia's Picture Storybook Award & Georgia's Children's Book Award Masterlist

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Although Bobby's father thinks that he might be expelled just like his older brother, with the encouragement of a new fifth-grade teacher, Bobby tries to channel his penchant for humor into a learning experience.

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