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Guys Read: True Stories

By Jon Scieszka, By Jim Murphy, By Elizabeth Partridge, By Nathan Hale

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 7
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Guided Reading Level: Z

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas. Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

How does the structure of a text contribute to the meaning and style? How does the presentation of Guys Read: True Stories enhance your understanding of the text? Compare and contrast two stories from the book. Analyze the writing style of each author. How does the style of writing contribute to the whole and to the development of ideas? RI.7.2,5; SL.7.1,4,5

What were the authors' purposes for writing each of the stories? RI.7.1,6

How can reading and analyzing nonfiction texts make us better writers of those text types? Conduct further research on one of the topics you read about. Write an explanatory text using the writer's style from one of the stories that you read. W.7.2,2a,2b,2d,7,8,9
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Walden Pond Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780061963810
  • ISBN 10: 006196381X
  • ISBN 13: 9780061963810
  • Pages: 272
  • Trim Size: 5.50 x 7.75 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / General
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2,2a,2b,2e,4,6,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,3,4,5,6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3,4,5,5a,5b,6
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