Matilda - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

Matilda is a level S on the Fountas and Pinnell reading level scale. Matilda is about a young girl who has an incredible gift, her intelligence. She is the top of her class even though her parents don't support her, but she doesn't need their support because she has her teacher, Miss Honey, to show her her real potential. Matilda finds out that she is telekinetic by knocking over a glass with her mind when she was angry at the evil headmistress, Trunchbull. Once she finds out that Miss Honey had been taken advantage of by Trunchbull, Matilda comes up with a plan to get revenge. She writes on the chalkboard with a piece of chalk WITH HER MIND that if Trunchbull does not give back everything she took from Miss Honey or else. Which worked! Miss Honey got everything back and decided to move back home, but Matilda finds out that her terrible parents are moving to Spain, and she doesn't want to go. Therefore, Matilda moves in with Miss Honey and she lives happily ever after. I think this a great book to read to your students and have them write about a time they stood up for a friend of their's that was not being treated right like how Matilda stood up for Miss Honey. They could also write about what kind of super power would they want.