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Literature question



Hi everyone. I teach a 5/6 combo, so my 5th graders are doing the Ancient Civilizations for Soc. Studies this year. I am going to have the 6th graders read The Egypt Game, but I'm not sure if I should have the 5th graders read it as well. As a whole, the fifth graders are good readers, but I'm not sure if they are ready for that book or not. I would love to hear some opinions. Thanks!

Miss C

Senior Member
not sure

I'm not familiar with the book, but would reading it to them be an option? I had a really difficult book that I just read to my 6th graders. Another option would be assigning it for an extra credit book report. Happy teaching!


Senior Member
Egypt Game

The book Egypt Game doesn't really cover any concepts related to Ancient Civ. It is more the story of some imaginative kids. I bought the book for lit circles and I seem to recall that it was a lower reading level, like a 5. It would be fine for 5th graders.


6th grade self contained

Great book, my class read it last year. Not a hard book to read and understand. Your 5th graders will do great.