Penny Helps Portia Face Her Fears
From the Series Helper Hounds
Portia has overcome a lot in life. Born with Down syndrome, Portia has been through many surgeries, lots of doctor’s appointments, and strange looks from people who want to limit what she can do. Inside herself, Portia knows she can do anything—including getting over her fear of dogs. But when Penny shows up at Portia’s house, she isn’t so sure. After all, Penny is a pit bull—the scariest dogs of all, right? Good thing Penny has a few tricks of her own to win Portia’s trust.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Social Studies|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||72|
|BISACS||JUV002070, JUV015010, JUV039150|
|Dimensions||5.5 x 7.5|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||505985|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Endnote, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
“Penny Helps Portia Face Her Fears is a story whose characters display tenacity and love; it encourages acceptance of dogs and people alike.”—Foreword Reviews
Author: Caryn Rivadeneira
Caryn Rivadeneira dreamed of two things as a kid: being a writer and having lots of dogs. Both came true. Caryn and her rescued pit bull live in the Chicago suburbs.
Illustrator: Priscilla Alpaugh
Priscilla Alpaugh holds a BFA in painting and illustration, as well as an MFA in illustration. She has painted murals, mailboxes, and traffic light boxes. Now Priscilla works creating beautiful images for children's books.
Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!
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