Friday, July 22, 2016

A Dog Called Homeless ~ Book Review

A Dog Called HomelessA Dog Called Homeless

By, Sarah Lean


Personal Thoughts…

I was drawn in by the cover, and honestly thought it was a simple story about a girl and her dog.  It was so much more. The little girl on the front is Cally {5th grader}, and in the first pages we learn that her mother recently died, and her Dad is not handling it well at all. Things are intense emotionally right from the beginning, also revealing that Cally can “see” her dead mother. Cally goes on to befriend a boy who cannot see and is mostly deaf, a homeless man, and a homeless dog. Cally does not speak for about 30 days in the story and much of the story centers around this also.

The end is a tear jerker and leaves you with a smile, tying the whole story together. Personally due to some of the issues discussed in this book, I think 5th grade is about right for my kids. I may read it aloud to Ladybug {currently 2nd grade} earlier than that, but not this year as I had planned. It will be on Krash’s 5th grade reading list if he chooses to read it.


Leveled Reading Systems Explained

  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Grade Level Equivalent: 3.8
  • Lexile Measure: 660L
  • DRA Level: 40
  • Guided Reading Level: Q

Personally I say ages 10-12 for most kids and even then reading with a parent might be best so some of the heavier issues {death, seeing her dead mom, Cally not speaking, etc.} can be discussed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

9th Grade Book List

Sunday, July 17, 2016

5th Grade Reading List

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Some Favorite Middle School Books

Saturday, May 14, 2016

8th Grade Reading List

4th Grade Reading List

We based our choices mostly off of the books my older son had read in 4th grade {Robinson Crusoe, Mighty Men, Island of the Blue Dolphins} and added some in based on interest and library finds.

These are the books he actually read…

These are the books that were on my original list that he did not read yet but we still might get to. I want to keep this list for myself so I can refer back to it for my younger daughter who will be ready for these very soon!

Monday, March 21, 2016

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tot School Printables A to Z Supply List

Below you will find many helpful supplies to have on hand when using Tot School Printables A to Z!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

USA Geography and History Resources

Early Learning Toys ~ Shapes and Colors

Early Learning Toys ~ Numbers

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Frog Books and Toys

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Library Favorites

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fabulous Fall Books for Kids

Fabulous Fall Books for Kids

Click to see each book on Amazon, or jot down the titles to take with you to the library!

Count Down to Fall  Leaf Jumpers  LeavesLet it Fall  Leaf Man  Fletcher and the Falling LeavesWe're Going on a Leaf Hunt  Busy Little Squirrel  The Leaves on the TreesLeaves Fall Down  Fall Leaves  Animals in FallIt's Fall  Leaves Leaves Leaves  Fall leaves Easy ReaderGod Bless our Fall  Fall Leaf Project  Mouse's First Fall

See more Fall ideas here on our Pinterest board!

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