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Lost and Found by Andrew Clements

Lost and Found

by Andrew Clements

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This is a story about Ray and Jay, two twins starting six grade at a new school. On the first day Jay is sick and misses school. Ray realizes that the school has no record of Jay, so they think he is the only new student. Ray and Jay take this to their advantage, having fun along the way. Over the course of the book they learn about friendship and honesty, and what it means to be themselves.
I would classify this as a realistic fiction, as both boys in the story are living in a realistic world.
I would read this to students in third through seventh grade.
  Michaiah.Annear | Apr 10, 2017 |
Twins playing each other. Good. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
This was a very comical read but also in lighting. Jay Grayson is starting his first day school in a new town at Taft Elementary. As Jay walks into is 6th grade home room class he's nervous like but excited. For the first in all his life he does not have to share his first day with his twin brother Ray. Ray is at home sick, so no one at Taft Elementary knows Jay has twin. As roll is being called Jay realizes the teacher skips his brother name. Jay thinks its a mistake but then finds out late pr that he school has combined their files together. Once Jay figures out the mistake, he decides it would be a great idea to switch places with his brother pretending not to be twins. It is great in sight on twins may feel about having a twin. Andrew Clements does a great job at expressing the feelings of Jay and Ray Grayson characters. ( )
  Janee23 | Sep 24, 2012 |
Summary: This book is about two boys named Jay and Ray who are identical twins. They were always being mistaken for each other. This time when they moved to a new school, Jay had to start the sixth grade alone because Ray was sick. Jay discovers that Ray is not on the attendance list and doesn’t have a school folder. So Jay convinces Ray they should take turns going to school and pretend there was only one of them. They like this at first. Both Ray and Jay make new friends, but one of them discovers they are different. He notices they act different and say different things. Eventually they get caught by the school nurse and principle, but they each find new views n friendship and what it means to be twins.

Personal Reaction: I liked this book because it teaches you lessons about friendship and honesty. I can relate to this book because I have three children and each one of them has their own identity and is different. I help them understand what it means to be who they are. I will definitely use this book in my classroom.

Classroom Extension: 1.This book can be used to teach a lesson friendship and honesty. 2. As a teacher, you may encounter twins, so you could use this for a lesson on identity.
  karen.strachan | Mar 18, 2012 |
Great read about twins wanting to be just one person. ( )
  shirley.wimett | Jul 28, 2011 |
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For 12 years, Ray and Jay Grayson have been "the twins," nearly indistinguishable even to their parents. So when their new school unexpectedly combines their records, Ray and Jay decide to try out being just one person, taking turns going to school but keeping their experiment secret. Their deception lasts only eight days, but in the process they discover that they really are individuals after all. Clements's understanding of sixth graders is amply evident in the dialogue as well as the action. Better at math and athletics than his brother, Jay is at a loss when it comes to talking with girls, which Ray finds easy. Their differences lead to rolling-on-the-floor fights. When Ray shares his secret with a girl in his class, word gets around as each girl tells just one best friend, but it is a boy who notices their distinctive running styles. Another fast-paced, believable and funny offering from a master of school stories (Frindle, 1996, etc., etc.) and father of identical twin boys. (Final art not seen.) (Fiction. 9-12)
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Twins Ray and Jay Grayson have recently moved to Ohio. For years the boys have longed to be seen as individuals rather than as "part of a pair." Due to a "clerical oversight," their first week of sixth grade gives them the chance. Ray stays home sick the first day, and Jay is on his own. He enjoys meeting his new classmates, but he is a bit baffled that no one, not even his teachers, seems to know that his brother exists. After some investigation, he realizes that the school only has records for one of them. Hilarity-and confusion-ensues as the boys take turns being Jay. This novel is true to form for Clements. Relationships are well developed and realistic, and the author shows a strong understanding of the experience of being a twin. The use of similar names for the protagonists makes following the plot a bit confusing at times, but readers will quickly turn the pages to find out what the boys are up to next and whether they will be caught. The full-page pencil illustrations are a bit misleading-they are not always in sync with the author's description of Ray and Jay as "completely identical." Although this book is not as memorable as Frindle (S & S, 1996) and some of Clements's other novels, it is a treat for those who are into the author's brand of "that could totally happen at my school" fiction.-Jessica Kerlin, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
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Jay Grayson was 12 years old, so the first day of school shouldn't have felt like such a big deal.
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Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.

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