Scholastic Paperbacks (1994), Edition: Reissue, 96 pages
Discovering that their new gymnastics teacher likes cats, brooms, strange drinks from the health bar, and funny rhymes, the kids at Bailey School become convinced that Miss Brewbaker is really a witch.
96 p.; 5.25 inches
0590481126 / 9780590481120
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
A silly series that creates more questions than it answers. It's great for formulating theories as well as predictions. The class dynamics should be very familiar to those of the Magic School Bus generation.
LibraryThing member pbailey1980
Witches Don't Do Backflips is a lower grade level book. It would probably be good for readers from greades 2 or 3 up through 5 or 6 depending on their reading ability. This book should be a fairly compelling read to children with characters that they can likely relate to. The use of a wide range of vocabulary is great for students to expand their own vocabularies. If this were used in a class over a couple of lessons, it would present many moments to stop and discuss new vocabulary and strategies for making meaning of the new words. It is worth noting however, that the use of magic and discussion of witches may meet disapproval from some parents.
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