In preparation for teaching the new 6th grade module next year, I am reading The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. Fantasy usually isn't my thing, but this book is great, and ties in perfectly with the sixth-grade social studies curriculum here in New York. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series, and I can't wait to see the movie Sea of Monsters, sequel to The Lightning Thief, when it comes out in August.
Yesterday's New York Times Book Review contained this piece on Rick Riordan's newest work, the short story, The Son of Sobek. Available as an e-book, this story unites the characters from the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles series. Greek mythology together with Egyptian mythology ... sounds perfect for sixth grade!
More on this module as I attempt to implement it in the fall...
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