Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #5)

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Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to break the rules

Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher

Rat-tat-TAT!

Tap shoes make the best noise ever! But tap dancing? The big boys say that's just for girls. Roscoe promised to tap in the school talent show. When the teasing starts, will he keep his word?

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Overview

Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to break the rules

Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher

Rat-tat-TAT!

Tap shoes make the best noise ever! But tap dancing? The big boys say that's just for girls. Roscoe promised to tap in the school talent show. When the teasing starts, will he keep his word?

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

In this installment, Roscoe decides that he'd really like to take tap because he loves the sounds that his friend Emma's shoes make when she dances. Some of the boys warn him that tap dancing is for girls, but Roscoe's teacher shows the class a video of a famous male tap dancer, and so he is undeterred. He enjoys his first lesson, but notices that he is indeed the only boy in the class and begins to feel uncertain. Then Emma asks him to join her in the talent show. To get out of it, he fakes a leg injury. In the end, though, he learns another rule of life. The sentence structure in this early chapter book is simple, and the vocabulary has few challenging words. The print is large and set off with lots of white space. Black-and-white drawings, some full page, provide graphic support. Although the story is predictable, inexperienced chapter book readers will find it suspenseful and funny. This book could be paired with Tomie dePaola's Here We All Are (Putnam, 2000), in which the author takes tap dancing lessons and becomes quite the performer. Purchase where beginning chapter books are needed.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061148897
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Series: Roscoe Riley Rules Series , #5
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 91,396
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Applegate's many books include the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, the picture book The Buffalo Storm, and the award-winning novel Home of the Brave. With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.

Katherine was inspired to write The One and Only Ivan after reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years in a Washington State shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He was a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas. Ivan was well-known for his paintings, which he "signed" with a thumbprint.

Katherine lives in California with her husband and two children.

Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Yyyy

    Sooooo good and funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    I think this book is a good book

    It is so cool boys can tap dance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    I take tap

    My toten is pose pose pose shuffle step shuffle step shuffle hop step shuffle step and do do do do sissors

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

    Roscoe Riley's actions and expressions are funny, but the lessons are heartfelt.

    Roscoe decides to take tap dancing lessons because he loves the noise the shoes make. He agrees to be in a show with his friend, Emma. While they are practicing on the playground, some of the older boys tease Roscoe. Roscoe then makes the decision to get out of doing the show, but worries about the impact on his friendship with Emma. The author presents Roscoe's take on the situation in a funny, but believable way. This story provided a great opportuity to discuss roles males participate in, but get teased about. In this case, tap dancing and nursing. It also taught the lesson that friendship requires acts of unselfishness.

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    Posted April 25, 2011

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