Sideways Stories from Wayside School is a hilarious chapter book about a school that was accidentally built 30 stories high! There are many strange incidents that occur at the school. For instance, there is a teacher who turns misbehaving children into apples! No one can figure out why her students are missing because only a good teacher would have so many apples on her desk! This book would be a great independent read for students in 3rd grade, or above. Students could complete a character study on the various wacky characters in each chapter, writing about why that character was memorable. Students could also construct a diorama of the school, turning in a book report to go along with their project. Students could use their imagination, and come up with their own wacky character from Wayside School. There are lots of possibilities with this fun book! It was a favorite book of mine growing up.