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Guided Reading Level Grade Level: T
Grade Level Equivalent: 5
Interest Level By Grade: 4 and up
Educational Description: Book 1: Nelson Beats the Odds series, Realistic fiction, graphic/comic format, informational side text; quotes, facts.
Story elements: Setting, plot and character development, problem and solution, cause and effect relationships, figurative language; simile, illustrations enhance meaning and tone.
Theme and ideas: Learning disabilities, ADHD, school, friendship, resilience, setting goals.
Book Summary: Nelson used to think school was all about playing around and talking with his friends. When Nelson learns that he’s been placed in special education, he fears being teased so he keeps his learning disability and ADHD diagnosis a secret. With the encouragement of his parents and assistance from Mrs. T., his special education teacher, Nelson pushes the boundaries and discovers his potential.
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