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Adequate, but not especially engaging for my 4th graders
on February 20, 2014
I bought several of these to use with a 4th grade guided reading group, hoping to move us into longer chapter books and study elements of fiction in greater detail. These books served as an adequate but unspectacular tool within these lessons - my students were very engaged in the concept of these books (climbing Everest) but the actual story itself never roped them in. We shifted the focus of our lessons about 2 weeks ago after we were 70 pages into the book, and I've yet to have one of my students ask me when we're going to finish the Everest story. I think a couple of my kids were happy to see it go.