The book the report card

But in fifth grade everything changes. Kids need to have time to be kids. She was equally unhappy about the competition for grades. But the attention this draws from her parents and the school leads to her secret being revealed, and her worst fears being realized: He has never said one mean or angry thing.

She is one of the people in the meeting to explain her low grades, and was deeply upset by her getting three 0s in a row. The main character of the story and secretive genius.

My husband and I keep telling ourselves that yes, they will be just fine. His favorite subject is English.

Nora is secretly a genius but does not tell anyone for fear that she will be thought of as "different". The story is narrated by a 5th-grade girl, Nora Rose Rowley. Do they need that kind of structure and pressure put on them? Is one a better tool than the other?

Then it leaves a parent questioning, well great, now what? Nora is a genius, but since early childhood she has hidden that fact from both teachers and family.

So she goes underground, keeps her giftedness to herself, and tries to fit in. I learned a lot about life by playing in the neighborhood with my friends. To encourage Stephen and prove the CMT scores are meaningless, Nora deliberately gets a bad report card: Nora tells her mother and Ms.

She was said to get perfect grades, and is in band.

Families can also talk about protest. It also gets me on my soap box for a minute. Characters[ edit ] Nora Morgan Rowley: Hackney, the next day for scoring a zero on her last three tests, Nora explains that she dislikes grades because they cause too much competition.

Set a good example and be active yourself. He is said to get low grades and show little concern. She stays home the next day, pretending to be sick, but gives up her ploy when she discovers that Stephen has started a campaign for all students to rebel by scoring zeros on their next tests.

The guidance counselor who gave her an IQ test. We did all those things and I look back on my childhood with fond memories. Rather than an unabashed triumph over the system of testing and grades, Nora accomplishes little besides being allowed to have some say in the direction of her life.

She was so intelligent by kindergarten that she taught herself to understand Spanish by watching the Univision channel and also to read National Geographic at 2 and a half. I have found his stories to be humorous and thought provoking. May 23, Mara Call rated it really liked it Clements is a great youth storyteller.

Plot summary[ edit ] Eleven-year-old Nora has been secretly hiding her extraordinary intelligence from her parents and teachers, and still trying her best to do badly in school to prove to herself as "nothing more than average.

I laughed and was also very thoughtful at times about what he wrote. Maybe parents spend too much time with their faces in the screen themselves? Families can talk about grades and testing. As word spreads, Nora begins to act like a snob and challenges teachers by bringing up topics that have not been taught in class yet.

All the kids that are 10 yrs and older are so involved with school, church activities and super leagues that rarely can anyone my oldest son knows, play.And then there's THE REPORT CARD.

The Report Card

"Most kids never talk about it, but a lot of the time bad grades make them feel dumb, and almost all the time it's not true. And good grades can make other kids think that they're better, and that's not true either. And then all the kids start competing and comparing/5().

In a family of high achievers, Nora Rowley seems to be the odd one out. While her sister's grades and accomplishments are extraordinary, and her brother's are certainly far from lacking, she brings home a report card full of Ds.

Feb 11,  · Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades. Read Common Sense Media's The Report Card review, age rating, and parents guide.4/4.

I thought the Report Card was a really good book. After reading Frindle, by Andrew Clements, the same author as The Report Card, I had really enjoyed it, and I wanted to read another book by Andrew Clements because his writing is /5.

The main character in "The Report Card" is Nora Rowley, a precocious girl who taught herself Spanish and takes online college astronomy courses.

What Is the Theme of the Book

From a very young age, she remembered and analyzed everything and knew she was smart, much smarter than her brother and sister and her friends. The Report Card is a children's novel by Andrew Clements, first published in The story is narrated by a 5th-grade girl, Nora Rose Rowley.

The story is narrated by a 5th-grade girl, Nora Rose Andrew Clements.

The book the report card
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