• The Lightning Thief

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: 2005

    Key topics include Greek Mythology and The Hero's Journey along with the idea of reading closely in order to use textual evidence to support answers. 


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  • Bud, Not Buddy

    by Christopher Paul Curtis Year Published: 1999

    Key topics include the understanding of why people have "rules to live by" and understanding why authors use figurative language to express ideas. 

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  • Dragonwings

    by Laurence Yep Year Published: 1975

    Key topics include understanding how an author's culture and background can affect their perspective/point of view. 

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  • Frightful's Mountain

    by Jean Craighead George Year Published: 1999

    Key topics include the study of the benefits and harmful consequences of the controversial pesticide DDT. Students will discover informational text that looks into how we interact with the natural world. 

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