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Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by tinadog, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. tinadog

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    Feb 26, 2008

    Has anyone had their class read My Brother Sam is Dead? I guess what I want to know is: did it keep their interest and was it too depressing for a fifth grader - could they relate to it. Thank you.
     
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    I am almost finished with MBDID with my class. We started reading it to go along with the Rev. war for SS. The kids loved it! I also got the Literature Guide book to go along with it for activities, quizzes and tests.
     
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    I have read MBSID aloud in the past, but I've never considered it's reading level for 5th grade. There is some minor swearing in the first couple chapters, and I usually have to stop and explain some of the events that take place in the novel.
     
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    Both of my sons read this novel in middle school...not sure which grade, could be 5th...
     
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    I've done it the last two years and both classes absolutely loved it. I use it right at the beginning of the rev. war unit and it does require a lot of discussion initially, but really helps them understand different perspectives in the war. I highly recommend it.
     

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