D.I.Y. Make It Happen

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Haunted House guides students as they conceive and set up their own haunted house for their friends and community. The considerate text includes easy-to-follow lists and will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience, these books maintain a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.


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Individual Titles (12)

Cover: Art Show
Cover: Babysitters' Club
Cover: Bake Sale
Cover: Band
Cover: Basketball Tournament
Cover: Dog-Walking Business
Cover: Fantasy Football League
Cover: Haunted House
Cover: Magic Show
Cover: Organic Garden
Cover: Scavenger Hunt
Cover: Training Course


School Library Journal - D.I.Y. Make It Happen

This appealingly designed series aims to get readers out of the house and into the dirt by showing them how to fund-raise, and get in shape. These volumes are notable for their use of language—ultrasimple sentences and lots of repetition make them easily accessible to ELL students and others for whom reading is a challenge. Energetic page designs with bullet lists and large pictures of people having fun keep the books from looking babyish or remedial. Not to mention, there are some legitimately good ideas in here—a scavenger color hunt, during which players need to find items that match the colors on paint chips from the hardware store; or a fruit dip station at a bake sale. VERDICT Activity books for language learners get everybody into the game.


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