This collection of books will immerse your students in complex faraway worlds, where they will encounter compelling characters—some of whom are archetypes and others who are not always what they seem. These books require students to trace multiple plotlines and themes. To increase students' reading volume, this collection introduces the most engaging fantasy series by including the five books of each series to help your below-grade-level readers choose multiple books at a time, read fast and furious without interruption, and begin to synthesize across hundreds of pages.
The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 8 Below Benchmark Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries please visit CalkinsLibraries.com.