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The SOS File by Betsy Duffey
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The SOS File (edition 2005)

by Betsy Duffey (Author)

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The students in Mr. Magro's class submit stories for the SOS file about their biggest emergencies, and then they read them aloud for extra credit.
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Title:The SOS File
Authors:Betsy Duffey (Author)
Info:Scholastic, Inc. (2005)
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The SOS File by Betsy Byars

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A class assignment to write a time when you wanted to use an SOS and receive help. A great combination of stories, all receive extra credit for the assignment, except for one.
  R.edwards2 | Sep 30, 2016 |
The SOS file was a wonderful chapter book which expressed much detailed. The students' in the book was writing their own SOS story which engages the reader, and hooks them. Many of the SOS stories we extremely funny, and i enjoyed each story as I was reading them. This book had the reader experience imagination in a whole new way. I would highly recommend this book to any teacher, even if the book is just a book that is shared in the classroom. ( )
  Ash13276 | Sep 19, 2016 |
Mr Magro offers an extra credit asking his students to write a SOS story. The result is the stories written by the students. The stories where collected in the book. Some stories like a kid that found a bear into the woods or a rescued girl from a dumpster. ( )
  gabbond | Jun 9, 2016 |
This book is actually a collection of stories from different students in Mr. Magro's class. Mr. Magro has created an SOS file in his classroom where students have written down events in their life where they needed an SOS. Now that the file is full Mr. Magro is reading the SOS files to the class. He mentions in the beginning that he has given all the students who wrote a story extra credit except for one. The stories include a go cart race, a home run, a fundraising disaster, a bear attack, and many more. When Mr.Magro gets to the final story students find out that Mr. Magro has written the story and it is about when he was held back in school.
  Ivary | Jun 6, 2016 |
A collection of twelve amusing stories written by students in a class to get extra credit. The illustrations are simple, black and white, one or two per story. Children learning to read could relate to their peers predicaments in the stories. The individual stories allow for stopping, thus introducing longer books at an easy pace.
  JuliannOlson2015 | Dec 1, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Betsy Byarsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Duffey, Betsymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Myers, Lauriemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Howard, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Have you ever needed to call 911, but you didn't have a phone? Have you ever needed to run, but your legs were like spaghetti? Have you ever needed to yell "help!" but your throat was dry with fear?
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Being held back was humiliating because I was big. Worst of all, my little sister was across the hall in first grade. She was already ahead of me in reading. Everybody was.
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The students in Mr. Magro's class submit stories for the SOS file about their biggest emergencies, and then they read them aloud for extra credit.

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I thought this was a great book. It did a great job of moving from one perspective to another, and the teachers letter was great as it let the kids know that we all have struggles to over come and different SOS's. This would be a fun assignment to give kids and see what is written.
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