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Age 11-13 notify me

Replacement for The Hobbit?

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Helen S
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
6/17/2017
Hi - we did The Hobbit last year to try out MBTP, and loved it.
This year we're buying 11-13.
Can you suggest another unit in a nearby level that would work well in its place?
We can always just do something completely different during that time, but interested in hearing your suggestions. Thanks.
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Vicki K
Spokane, WA
6/19/2017
Hi Helen,

Thank you for reaching out to us. If you think you might be using the 12-14 level next year, then you might be interested in looking at something in Concept 3 or 4 in the 10-12 level. Tuck Everlasting is a fantasy novel, so that might fit well if you are looking for another fantasy unit.

Going forward, it is best to do the units in order. The Language Arts units especially build on each other. I'm glad that you enjoyed The Hobbit and made a decision to move forward with the 11-13 level. :-)

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Vicki
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Helen S
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
6/22/2017
Well, she's already read Tuck Everlasting! I think what's most important is matching the outcomes that are covered in that unit instead of the genre, even if it's reinforcing something from an earlier year. Would any concept 3 or 4 for the 10-12 level do that? Is there a unit that focuses on editing and essay writing more than others? That might be a good fit.

Last - is this a change I can request when I order an entire year?

Thanks!
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Vicki K
Spokane, WA
6/22/2017
Helen,

Take a look at the Summary of Skills for 10-12, Concept 4: http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/summaryofskills.aspx?conceptID=48 This will list the skills for all units in Concept 4, but take a look at the Language Arts units. I think Secret of the Andes might be a good unit to do. It is the final LA unit for that level, and it concludes with a Narrative essay as the final project.

Yes, when you place your order, just leave a message in the message box stating what you would like to trade.

Thank you,
Vicki