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A Judy Moody Wheel

Create a Judy Moody spinning wheel by drawing a large circle on a piece of 81/2 x 11 paper. Divide the circle into six equal parts. In each section write the title of a Judy Moody book and attach a small photocopy of the cover image. Cut out the circle and laminate it onto a piece of oak tag or poster board. Attach a spinner to the center of the circle. Have students spin the wheel to determine which book to write about. Have them select from the following list of activities for a diverse and interesting set of book projects:

  • Write to a friend and discuss why

he or she should read this book.

  • Describe something funny from the book.

  • Tell something from the book

themselves, and then have them write a short story based on a real-life experience.

Megan McDonald

that surprised you.

  • Write an alternate ending for the book.

  • Write a book review of the book.

A “Creative” Bulltin Board

The creators of Judy Moody are Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds. On the Judy Moody Clubhouse website, there is a section about the creators of the series (http://www.judymoody.com /club_creators.htm). Print out this page and photocopy it for each student. Have students write their own biography in the same fashion. Take digital photos of each student (or have each student provide a picture) to mount on their bio. Create a bulletin board of your very own authors and illustrators.

Pter H. Reynolds

Ten Things You Didn’t Know

Log on to Megan McDonald’s website (www.meganmcdonald.net) to see the list of “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Megan McDonald.” Share the list with the class. Discuss how the author has incorporated much of her personal experiences into her writing. Have students create their own list of “Ten Things You Didn’t Know” about

Please visit us at . . . www.judymoody.com • www.candlewick.com

Prepared by Karen Cardillo, educational consultant to publishers of children’s books. Illustrations copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 by Peter H. Reynolds.

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