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Subject: 7 books for 2 credits - Use for literature circle!
Date Posted: 10/16/2008 4:35 PM ET
Member Since: 10/15/2007
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I am a third grade teacher who bought 7 copies of THE CALL OF THE WILD and now realize it's much too high for my class.  If you'd like the 7 BRAND NEW copies I'll send them to you for 2 credits!  Just PM me!  Thanks!  =)


TAKEN - THANKS!!!!!  =)

Last Edited on: 12/12/08 12:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/18/2008 10:30 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2007
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Wow. I just checked the reading level of that because I thought it would be a good book for my 7th-11th grade special ed. class. It says the reading level is 2.3.  That doesn't sound right.

Date Posted: 10/30/2008 8:19 PM ET
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2.3? I think that is very, very wrong. I remeber reading this as a middle school child - and I was a very advanced reader. London is very descriptive, and doesn't shy away from words outside the standard lexicon. I don't think second grade level is really a good evalutation. I think it might be very good for your middle schoolers if they read along while you read, and took turns reading occasionally outloud themselves.
Date Posted: 11/1/2008 8:49 AM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2008
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I teach 6th grade English and do Literature Circles multiple times throughout the year.  "Call of the Wild" is hugely popular with my boys in Advanced English  who are reading a year or two (at least) above grade level.  Jack London's style and vocabulary takes some getting used to; I make sure to prepare them for this by explaining about the time the book was written.  Once they get used to it, however, they LOVE it.  Many go on to read London's other books.  It really is a terrific read.