This story is about a girl named Jessica that worries about everything, especially reading. She had trouble reading and sometimes the other kids would laugh at her. She learned that she was going to have to read in front of all the parents at "Reading Theater Day" and she was terrified. She decided to practice by reading to her dog Wiggles. She was comfortable reading to her dog. I would use this story to help encourage children to read. I would have reading buddies (stuffed animals) for the students to practice reading to and hopefully build their confidence.
Lexile Measure: AD380L