Reading Level – 5 – 8
Genre: Historical Fiction
Themes: Loss, Coming of age, Grief, Family, Character Growth
Summary: This amazing coming of age story is set at the end of the World War II. Two boys, Early and Jack burdened with loss and grief, find their way from being “washed away”. “Navigating Early” is a captivating novel, which more than deserves the 2014 Newbery Award. It can be read out loud in lower grades or a formal novel study in higher grades.
Reading skills: rich vocabulary, inferencing, predicting, connecting of ideas, analysis, character study, transformation, setting, and the list goes on.
This novel is enjoyed by both students and teachers.
For the Novel Unit go to: http://tinyurl.com/mvguufq
Mrs. Lena, M. Ed.