Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon Lesson Plan Aid

Author: Paula Danziger

Subject: Best friend must move away, life changes

Setting: USA, contemporary

Amber and Justin have been best friends since they started school together. When Justin and his family must move away because of his father s new job, Justin deals with his fears by hiding his feelings. Amber is hurt and the two friends stop speaking, but they are reconciled before Justin moves away.

Lexile Measure: 720L
Grade Level: 3
Genre: Fiction
Sub-Genre: Realistic
Gender of Character: Female

Introduction to Book Punch
Book Punch guides students through the steps of thinking and writing about well-known core literature. Students write paragraphs responding to interactive writing prompts. The program tutors students to develop ideas and organize their thinking about what they have read.


In the story, Amber Brown is really tired of being teased about her name. It is a "pet peeve," which means it is something that really annoys Amber. What is a pet peeve that you have? Write a paragraph describing your pet peeve.

An ordinary appearance can mask hidden strengths and weaknesses. Amber Brown is certainly a memorable character. The author has done a good job describing Amber's appearance and personality. Write a paragraph describing Amber.

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