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The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper, Doris Hauman, George Hauman

Lexile Level: 680L

 

This story is about a train carrying supplies for children but it breaks down and can't get the goods to the children. The train asks several trains that pass by for help, but they all turn the train down. Eventually a little engine helps but she thinks she is not strong enough to pull the train, because she has never done anything like this before. She chants "I think I can, I think I can," and she succeeds helping the train.

This would be a good book to read to all students who are having a hard time or struggling with school or life in general. Children need to hear that they are able to succeed, no matter what the situation is.