Jessica is worried about reading a book in front of the class on Reading Day. Last time she had to read allowed she messed up a few words and other classmates laughed at her. With the help of her family and her loving dog, she practices over and over again reading out loud until finally she feels confident enough to read in front of everyone on Reading Day.
I would use this in my classroom to create a readers theater. We would hold our own reading day. Each student would be allowed to select their own book and present it in front of the class. There will be some guidelines that go along with this, such as the book has to be approved, they must retell the story, and they must quote at least two characters from the story.