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Fair Weather by Richard Peck
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May 05, 2012

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bookshelves: middle-school-books

I selected this book as a read aloud for my 3rd graders because we study Chicago for the whole year in social studies and we had talked about the Colombian World's Exhibition. I loved the book for giving us some historical fiction to discuss these events over. The biggest problem was that even with me reading the book aloud and stopping to talk about the vocabulary a lot of it was over the 8 & 9 year olds heads that I was reading it to. Thus, they missed a lot of the humor or were confused at times. So now I just need to find social studies material for them. The storyline was a bit dry at times, but then the book wrapped up abruptly and quickly at the end, so that could have been improved. At the end of the day a decent book, not amazing!

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