“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X – Fantasy
Bibliographic information: written by James Patterson, published by Little, Brown, c. 2008
Synopsis: Daniel, a teenage boy with extraordinary skills and powers, takes us on an adventure of alien hunting. He escapes danger again and again while finding out who he can trust.
Rational for classroom use: This fantasy book will have reluctant readers hanging on every word as they expand their imaginations.
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.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.6 Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.