Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man: A New York Test Prep Adventure

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Student Solutions Inc, Oct 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 147 pages
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This laugh-out-loud children's book prepares students for the New York State Assessments and is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards for Language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man is a hilarious story that teaches and references second through fifth grade educational concepts, and even though it's 100% correlated to the third grade New York curriculum, it teaches concepts that students in all states need to learn!This breakthrough educational book tells the story of a struggling third-grader (Chris Robb) who desperately wants to pass the third grade New York State Assessment. Chris's school is a crazy place and his teacher has the strangest name he has ever heard: Ms. Bubblebrain. Every character in the book has a unique personality trait. Smelly Sam stuffs random objects up his nose (sushi, socks, etc), the bus driver waves around his stinky shoe to get the kids to settle down, and the principal harbors an incomprehensible infatuation with strawberry milk. Meanwhile, rumor has it that a mysterious Chicken Nugget Man has been sneaking into schools and causing all kinds of chaos. A task force is created to capture the Chicken Nugget Man. The country's smartest children will be chosen to join the effort because for some reason, no adult has ever seen the Chicken Nugget Man. Chris, who can barely remember his teacher's name, has the odds stacked against him when it comes to passing the New York State Assessment, but as the reader discovers, he might have a little help, and a little hope, after all.The book has built-in Bloom's Taxonomy critical thinking comprehension questions that are written in kid-friendly language. A strong emphasis is placed on character education in the book and every time a character makes a poor choice, the narrator reminds readers of the consequences, encouraging them to suggest more responsible choices.This delightful work of humorous fiction makes learning fun and helps students in all states prepare for standardized tests. It's great for fourth and fifth grade remediation, gifted second graders, after school tutoring, read-aloud, literature circles, guided reading, and family reading nights.Key educational features in the book:Built-in comprehension questionsMath, science, social studies, language arts and reading concepts taught through a fun, fictional plotEducational illustrationsTricky words are labeled with images for ELLs and struggling readersOfficially leveled textFull list of referenced educational standards/concepts in the back of the bookMath word problems"Knowledge Nugget" educational fact boxesMath skills, including: problem solving, properties, fractions, equations, and geometrySocial Studies skills, including: leadership, New York history, geography, citizenship, economics, and world historyScience skills, including: physical science, life science, magnetism, and matter
 

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Contents

RIGHT DOWN THE TOILET
6
NO CHICKEN NUGGETS ALLOWED
21
A STRAWBERRY MILK MUSTACHE
28
SMELLY SAM
36
CHRIS JUST DOESNT TRY
43
OPERATION SMELLY SAM
53
BROCCOLIFILLED CHEESECAKE
59
TUNA TOMMY
68
SWEATY GYM SOCK CASSEROLE
79
CANT YOU DO ANYTHING RIGHT?
89
BARBECUE SAUCE
97
A BURP TO REMEMBER
103
GET BUSY LIVING OR GET BUSY FRYING
112
FILL MY TUMMY
119
THE NEW YORK STATE LEARNING STANDARDS
128
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Kumar Sathy is an experienced educator and school administrator who often used his own stories and unpublished children's novels for reading instruction in his K-5 classrooms in Atlanta, GA. He received his teaching certification from Georgia State University and a Masters in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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