THESE two realistic fiction novels based in the 1960's take you through a journey with a group of boys who grow up together and learn life lessons throughout their middle school years. They are funny, sad and keeps you wanting to read more; while meeting the common core standards.
RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says and drawing inferences from the text.
RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story
RL.5.4- Determine the meaning of words or phrases as they are used in a text, includes figurative language
RL5.6 Determine how a narrator’s or speakers point of view influences how events are described
RL 5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature at the high end of grades 4-5 text complexity band
RI5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals
RL.6.1-Cite text evidence to support analysis of what the text sys explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
RL.6.2- Determine a theme or central idea
RL6.3- Describe how a particular story or drama plot unfolds in a series of episodes and how a character responds or changes as the plot moves
RL6.4 Determine the meaning of words or phrases as they are used in a text
RL.6.6- Explain how the author uses point of view of the narrator
RL6.10- By the end of the year read a comprehend literature in a grade 6-8 text
RI6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says; draw inference
RI6.2 Determine central idea RI6.4 Determine the meaning of words or phrases
Includes: RL 7.1,RL.7.2,RL7.4,RL7.6,RL7.10RI7.1, RI7.2, RI7.3, RI 7.4