Trade Book , Lexile:
Noah, Nadia, Ethan, and Julian are a misfit group of friends who call themselves The Souls. They are also part of Mrs. Olinski's sixth-grade academic bowl team at Epiphany Middle School. After beating out the seventh- and eighth-grade teams, they go on to compete at the regional finals. Each question at the finals is linked to personal history for one of the team members. The connection between their lives and the questions is revealed through flashbacks. The Souls end up winning the academic bowl regional championships, but this is a minor victory compared with winning the friendship and respect of each other and their teacher.
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The View from Saturday
By E.L. Konigsburg
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand a text
Analyze characters in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and understand the use of commas to separate dialogue
Define words using context and a dictionary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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