Odd Jobs

Set of 12 titles

From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful this Odd Jobs series is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers’ interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of each Odd Job title. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Odd Jobs (12 titles)
Acupuncturist 3.7
Big Animal Trainer 3.3
Bounty Hunter 3.6
Ethical Hacker 4.6
Food Stylist 3.2
Ghost Hunter 3.6
Mortician 3.9
Odor Tester 3.8
Parade Float Designer 3.7
Pet Food Tester 3.0
Sound Effects Artist 3.6
Tattoo Artist 4.0
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 005.8-791.3/2
Lexile 320L-520L
ATOS Reading Level 3.0-4.6
Guided Reading Level T-Z
Language English
Publisher 45th Parallel Press
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781634714969), Paperback (9781634715409), PDF (9781634715188), ePub (9781634717342), Hosted ebook (9781634715621), Kindle (9781634715942)
Copyright 2017
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Odd Jobs

A look at unconventional jobs in a highly visual format paired with simple texts. The repetition of common sight words and short sentences may improve fluency for some students, but the flow will seem choppy to more able readers. Details are authentic and draw on quotes and anecdotes from those in the field. In Pet Food Taster, for instance, experts cite the current demand for human grade pet food and debate whether to use animals or people to test it. Big Animal Trainer and Bounty Hunter depict the degree of risk taking and the precautions required. Pre-questions for each chapter, bright yellow fact boxes, captioned photographs, and bolded vocabulary words will boost comprehension. In addition to the back matter, a trivia page rounds out each volume. VERDICT Consider for reluctant readers or ELL students.

45th Parallel Curriculum Guide

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Glossary of key words
Sources for further research
Full-color photographs