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Which grade levels are appropriate to teach A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer?

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mubin2712 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted April 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM via web

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Which grade levels are appropriate to teach A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer?

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childele | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM (Answer #1)

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Selecting a book is a multi-faceted consideration. One criteria is the readability of the text (reading level). Another criteria is the content of the book.  While some books are easily read by younger children, the content is not suitable. Such is the case in a book like A Girl Named Disaster.  The protagonist of the book faces many hardships throughout her adventure.  Many of these hardships are not suitable for elementary age students, even though they could probably read the story.  Read the story or follow the link below to determine specific examples. This book is most suitable for grades 5-7.

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