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My students thought this book was so funny because the advice the brother gave wasn't the typical advice you would give to someone who is nervous about school. It provides a great opportunity to talk about the beginning of the year, the routines and procedures and what they might be nervous about.
You could even have the students do a class book where they share their what if questions about the school year and then pretend they are the brother and write silly ways to handle it.
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