Ick, I'm Sick!
Story Characters - Advantage Format

Stage 1 - Early Reader                                                                          6% of story

Alex is my best friend. We play soccer together. My favorite class is Math.

Stage 2 - Beginning Reader                                                                   7% of story

I love sports and playing with my friends Cody and Jessica. My mom says I never stop moving.

Stage 2 - Beginning Reader                                                                       8% of story

I am so excited for school today. My favorite part of the day is lunch when I can play with all my friends.

Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                  20% of story

I am a germ. I just love kids! They're so easy to talk to and adults can't seem to hear me. I have a special job to do and I plan to do it well!

Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                  19% of story

My job is to help take care of the students in our school. They come to see me when they feel bad and sometimes I have to send them home so other children don't get sick.

Lunch Lady
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                    4% of story

I love my job, but it can be tiring sometimes. Kids playing jokes on each other and running around the lunch tables sure keep me busy.
Germ Chorus
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader                                                                    7% of story

We are all the germs. We grow stronger and louder when we work together.

Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                  29% of story

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement!