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The Principal's New Clothes

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Stephanie Calmenson
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2001

Synopsis: In this version of the Andersen tale the vain principal of P.S. 88 is persuaded by two tailors that they will make him a suit that will be visible only to intelligent people who are good at their jobs.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What happened next to Moe and Ivy? Draw and write the next chapter.
•  Make a gold star button for yourself and decorate.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!