The Dragon Run series is filled with magic, dragons and action. It’s also overflowing with ideas.
Al has returned home to a swirling chaos of shifting alliances and hidden motives. His family is acting strangely, and his friends and acquaintances are revealing themselves to not be the people he thought they were.
Al lives in a world where dragons assign each mortal a number to determine his or her worth. Instead of rebelling against these ranks, people accept them. They judge and treat each other based on their ranks.
Whether you're teaching history, language arts, or social studies, there are plenty of ideas just in that quick world description for your class to chew on. Here are three:
Scholastic has their own way of calculating reading level. According to them, Dragon Run appeals to 4th through 6th graders, and its reading level is grade 5. The Scholastic web site lists Dragon Run as being for ages 8 - 12. I’ll tell you a secret, though: a much wider range of ages (including adults) are enjoying this book!
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