Bibliographic Information: Clements, A. (2005). Lunch Money. New York: Aladdin.
Annotation: This book is about Greg, who decides to make and sell comic books in order to make money. His scheme becomes complicated when conflict arises between him and Maura, another comic book maker and seller.
Grade Level: 4th-6th grade
Readers who would like this: Readers who enjoy stories with creative main characters and problem-solving.
Rating and Response: I would rate this book 3/4. It was a great read and had enjoyable characters and plot but wasn’t really for me.
Text-Dependent Questions: What were Greg’s first attempts to make money?
Literacy Strategy: Literature-Based Reading Activities Chapter 4- Post Reading Activities
Activity= Literary Report Card (pg. 97)
With this activity, students make a “report card” that grades characters on their characteristics (ex- honesty or bravery). This activity would be good to have at the beginning of the story and then again at the end, to further illustrate how the main character develops/grows throughout the story.