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The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad) (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Natasha Wing, Deborah Zemke (Illustrator)

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Title:The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad)
Authors:Natasha Wing
Other authors:Deborah Zemke (Illustrator)
Info:Grosset & Dunlap (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 32 pages
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Tags:DRA 18

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The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing (2005)



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First grade is a big deal, and your best friend can make it better, that is unless you and your friend are in different classes.
  CNTZIEG | Mar 21, 2017 |
a little girl is going to her first day of first grade. she's excited but nervous and makes a lot of new friends.
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  TUCC | Jan 17, 2017 |
Penny is nervous to start first grade. It is the night before and she has all these hopes and dreams of what first grade will be like with her best friend.
  taylortrost | Dec 2, 2015 |
For Penny it is the night before the first grade and she is excited. She is going to have her best friend in her class and she hopes they have desks next to each other. However, when they get to school they realized that they are actually going to be in different classroom this year. The morning goes on and Penny makes a friend with a new girl and she cannot wait to show her best friend her new friend. There is a twist and the new girl is a twin, which Penny’s best friend was hanging out with as well.
  kbuffum13 | Apr 13, 2015 |
In my opinion, “The Night Before First Grade” is a wonderful book for a child who is about to enter first grade. The book completely grabs the attention of the reader because it mimics the famous story, “The Night Before Christmas,” and it is also a poetry book. For example, the story opens by stating, “Twas the night before first grade. I kissed my dog Clover. School is starting tomorrow because summer is over.” In this story, the main character expressed the same sort of excitement about school that a child typically expresses about Christmas morning. The plot is organized and predictable because it mimics the Christmas tale. The child in the story speaks in the same way as the narrator in “The Night Before Christmas.” This story also mirrors the poetic rhythm as the beloved Christmas story. The charming illustrations display cheerful colors and students of different cultures. The big idea is that the first day of school is something that all children should be excited about and not something to be scared about. ( )
  sstelz2 | Sep 22, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0448437473, Paperback)

It’'s the night before the Big Day—-first grade! Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers —as well as the "heroine" of the story— and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.

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Penny's excitement over the start of first grade turns to sadness when she and her best friend are placed different classrooms, but they make the best of it--and some new friends--in this poem based on "The Night Before Christmas."

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