Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flying Solo - Ralph Fletcher

Publisher:  Scholastic, 1998
Pages 138
Source:  Purchased
Genre:  MG Realistic Fiction

Take a class of sixth graders and let them run the class on their own and what do you have?  When sixt grade teacher Mr. Fabiano's sub calls in sick the message doesn't get delivered.  Mr. Fabiano's class decides not to tell anyone.  Karen appoints herself theleader and believe it or not they follow the lesson plans, most of the time.  Things go smoothly until the assembly.
This was a fun book to read with some deeper issues.  Why has Rachel stopped talking?  How does Bastian really feel about moving again?  Why doesn't anyone ever talk about Tommy?
This book was recommended to me by a student and I  will recommend it to all of my students.  I would not however, leave my sixth graders without a teacher.  That would definitely not work.

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