Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Survivor – Realistic Fiction


Bibliographic Information: Langan, P. (2013). Survivor. West Berlin, NJ: Townsend Press.

 Lexile Measure: 850L

 Synopsis: A terrible, past secret begins to manifest itself when Tarah Carson is forced to see her perpetrator, Uncle Rudy, at a family gathering. She must cope and conquer her Uncle’s past transgressions.

 Rationale for Classroom Use: Students who are reluctant readers will instantly connect with this high-interest book from the Bluford Series. Students can also make text-to-text, text-self, and text-to-world connections.

 Common Core Connection: 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.


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This entry was posted on June 20, 2013 by in Chapter Books and tagged , , .

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