Ms. Mascia's Classroom Library

Welcome to my virtual library! This site showcases some of my favorite books to read with my students.

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun By Maria Dismondy

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are - Maria Dismondy

This book has a great meaning for friendship, forgiveness, and kindness. The little girls grandfather always reminded her to "treat people the way you want to be treated." This saying stuck with her while she was getting bullied in school. Having that reminder helped her to befriend the bully and help him when he needed it. This book will help create lots of group discussion throughout the classroom. Having this book to read before asking the students to write about a time where they can help someone who may need it rather than ignoring them. Having the students share their response to the class to encourage kindness all around. 

Lexile Level: 610L