Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Firekeeper's Son by Linda Sue Park
This is based on the bonfire signal communications used in Korea during the 1800s. The writing is descriptive and suspenseful. Older, as well as younger, students will like this book. Themes about being responsible and contributing to a community can be discussed. There is a clear story line with a climax that can be used to teach story mountains. The character struggles internally with his decision to light the fire or not. A good mentor text.
Reading Level 3.0
4 out of 5 smileys