Middle Grade California Historical Fiction (Free e-book)
Teach the California Rancho Period in Language Arts with Riding the Devil, by Robin Radlauer-Cramer.
This is a great read aloud for whole class that not only fits the California Common Core
Six Reader's Theaters of scenes from Riding the Devil. This exciting historical fiction will make California Ranchos of the 1830's come alive. Told in the first person by an eleven-year-old rancho worker, students will learn what it was like
Balanced Literacy, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Get a free e-book of Riding the Devil along with the Mock Trial of the protagonist. The trial can be done partway through the book. It raises student engagement.
José’s story is set in the rich setting of a Southern California Rancho while