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Would this be a good read aloud for 3-4 th grade students?

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StephR 09-05-2016 12:21 PM

Agreed with everyone else here. I am reading it myself right now and the language is just inappropriate in an elementary school setting. Now, for you to read, it is FANTASTIC! I am loving it...just wouldn't read it to my 5th graders, let alone 3rd.

2sankofa 09-05-2016 12:10 PM

Oh NO!!!! An amazing book, but not for your age group.

yellowdaisies 09-05-2016 11:26 AM

Common Sense Media actually recommends it for 14+

I won't carry it in my classroom library in 5th.

FLteachESE 09-05-2016 10:38 AM

Thank you for your advice! We pass on it, then.

hoppalong 09-05-2016 09:17 AM

No, not a good choice. Great book for older readers, though. My SIL and I both enjoyed it and are looking forward to seeing the movie.

smannes 09-05-2016 07:58 AM

I would have to agree with not a good choice for all of the above said reasons.

Zia 09-05-2016 07:08 AM

I think it's too mature for 3rd and 4th graders.

It's my daughter's favorite book (she's 15) and she is so psyched for the movie!

Cassyree 09-05-2016 06:35 AM

Not in my opinion. Most reviews suggest mature 10 year olds and up. I have a thing, though, about teachers that use middle and high school level books inappropriately (again, my opinion) with younger students. My very adult book club read it a number of years ago at the suggestion of one of the members. It's not always an easy book to follow but as an adult I found it fun and scary. The illustrations/photographs add a great deal of interest.

I've only seen the trailer for the movie in theaters, but it looked like they had spookied the book up considerably in the movie version.

FLteachESE 09-05-2016 04:14 AM

Would this be a good read aloud for 3-4 th grade students?

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