The Doomed Amusement Park Combo
We’ve paired our Best-Selling Scary Places narrative nonfiction title, Abandoned Amusement Parks, with our NEW Cold Whispers fiction book, The Doomed Amusement Park.
The Common Core (9th anchor reading standard for each grade) recommends that students be exposed to topically related texts, with content that can be compared and contrasted, to develop analytic and general thinking skills. To help educators in this regard, a teaching guide for the pairings is available on each product page.
Each Teacher’s Guide offers:
• Ways to help students compare and contrast elements of fiction versus historical nonfiction
• Ideas for writing about the similarities and differences between the topically related stories in The Doomed Amusement Park and the nonfiction anecdotes in Abandoned Amusement Parks
Download the The Doomed Amusement Park Combo Teacher’s Guide.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction|
|Series||Twice the Scare Combos!|
|Number of Pages||32|
|ISBN||9781943074709, 9781943074785, 9781943074853|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
Booklist Review for The Doomed Amusement Park
Twelve-year-old Leo Colsen awakes from a frightening dream, where he was walking through a haunted fun house to the sound of a soft voice seeking help and giving him directions. Leo, believing the desperate cry is real, scribbles down the directions and hops on his bike. At the end of a dirt road, he finds an old-fashioned, fully functioning amusement park! In the fun house, he hears the same soft cry for help from his dream. One week later, Leo returns with two friends, but all they find is an abandoned amusement park with the ruins of a fun house and a rusted memorial sign for a boy who died there years earlier in a fire. The book’s oversize format, large font, broad white borders, and plentiful colored illustrations make it ideal for reluctant readers or those transitioning to chapter books. Highlighted vocabulary is collected in a glossary, and discussion questions follow the story. Part of the Cold Whispers series, this tale has just enough ghoulish fright and will attract adventuresome readers.
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