I have an interesting but difficult reading class. I teach a special ed. reading class. The kids are low functioning in intellect, but most of them can read up to the high fifth grade level at the instructional level. Comprehension is so difficult for them. I cannot find a reading curriculum for kids with lower IQs who are fluent readers. There are programs to teach them sight words, but they are far beyond that. We are working majorly on comprehension. Most of them are still at the literal level, but I've seen an inference or two. They are all high schoolers, but socially-emotionally they are closer to intermediate kids. They love their dog books, but they also love books with history in them or themes of being different. Because I can't find a comprehension program, I am looking for novels that only have one plot going on at a time without a whole lot of changes. They don't have the memory to handle subplots, and its not something I can address until they master some more important comprehension skills. For example, Hoot has been difficult, and Maniac Magee is hard because of the constant setting change. Does anyone have any ideas? My principal suggested George Washington's Socks but it seems youngish.