David goes to school is about a young boy who misbehaves in school and does things almost exactly opposite from what he should be doing, at the end of the book David does the right thing and is told good job.
Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:
David goes to school could be used when asking students how they think they should behave in the classroom and what they think the difference between behaving and misbehaving. The teacher could have the students write a quick story of a time where they misbehaved in the classroom or at home and explain how they fixed the problem.
Reading Level & Leveling System:
Direct Reading Assessment
Towards the end of First Grade
I would rate this book a 2 because it didn’t do much more than say things that David did wrong and only one thing that David did right, and it fixed all the things David did wrong. I would think young children would start to think if they do a lot bad themselves and do one thing good, I worry that students would start to be in a spiral.