NOTE: While this book is written for kids in 6-8th grade, there is mature content in it and some graphic violence.
The story of two brothers tricked into slavery, The Bitter Side of Sweet will have your students refusing to put it down. As the boys try to take back their freedom and help a fellow captive, the brutality and danger of their situation is highlighted.
This Reading Road Map helps students engage with the text as they read by focusing on key comprehension techniques and proven reading strategies. It especially helps struggling readers to digest short bits of text at one time in order to aid comprehension. Paired with answer keys and vocabulary activities, this REading Road Map is a teacher's best friend.