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Be sure your students are reading the types and complexities of texts as outlined in Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This set contains books suggested by the CCSS as ideal examples of high-quality fiction and nonfiction text. Set of four includes the following books:
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum - Muna has never known his samurai father, but his mother has told him that he will know his father one day by the sign of the chrysanthemum. Muna travels to the capital of 12th-century Japan after his mother dies and becomes the servant of a great sword maker, but he knows he must find his father if he ever wants to truly become a man. 144 pages.
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of The Iliad - Helen of Troy is kidnapped, leading to the gods and goddesses taking sides and the waging of the Trojan War. This retelling of The Iliad is made accessible to contemporary youth by weaving all of the familiar characters into one fantastic story. 151 pages.
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks - An avaricious lord captures and cages a beautiful mandarin duck, intent on showing off its plumage, but the duck just wants to be with its mate. Yasuko, the kitchen maid, and the one-eyed servant, Shozo, release the bird and are sentenced to death. The duck wishes to show his gratitude but needs to find a way to outsmart the brutal lord. 40 pages.
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories - Collection of stories focuses on women from both sides of the Texas/Mexico border. Many of the stories are about young women who long for something different than their small-town lives, but once they cross the border, they realize things really aren’t that different. 192 pages.
|Brand : Nasco|
|Item Weight : 1.50|