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The Raft!

The Raft - Jim LaMarche

I used The Raft for a whole group lesson on character analysis. This book is good for a comparison character analysis and we looked at how the main character, Nicky, changed from the beginning of the story to the end. I personally found the book on the drier side, but the boys in my class enjoyed a story that was set outside and involved wildlife. I would recommend using this book for 3rd grade and 4th grade!