In Circle, 14-year-old Spencer discovers an extra-terrestrial girl hiding out, living in his house. Mandy is lost and alone after her jet crashed and the pilot was captured. She asks Spencer to rescue the pilot from Edwards Air Force Base and help them get home with the one thing their civilization needs to survive. But once he finds out what they are after, his family falls into crisis. Can he still help her?
One of the BEST BOOKS I’ve EVER READ! J. Warren
My 11 year old daughter read the book in just a few days and said it was one of the BEST BOOKS she’s EVER read! (She also loved all the Lord of the Rings books, as well as all the Series of Unfortunate Events).
WOW! Blew me away!! T. Devito
Reading Circle brought me back to my childhood! It was wonderful. I didn’t want to put it down. Normally I’m very analytical and rational, but Syd brought me back to a world of possibility, idealism, and excitement! … (Read more on Amazon.com.)
This book is a lot of fun. It is aimed at the teen-age crowd without being puerile. It is action packed without being melodramatic. The book starts off with a very fast plot and grows more suspenseful as the book progresses. It’s a great read.
14-year-old Austin S.’s Mom wrote that, “Austin declared Circle his favorite book of all time — even better than Twilight.”
Check out the student reviews HERE.
Don’t worry — It’s “clean” – G-rated.
The curriculum offers a diverse set of materials including project-based learning, reading comprehension, vocabulary, performance task expository, ELA innovation projects, Outline for Ideas for Exploring, bibliography, supporting articles, and more.
Sample of the reading comprehension curriculum:
1. Can you explain why Mandy might have snuck on the jet?
2. Spencer explains to his mom that Earth has gotten brighter. Why is that?
3. When Jaz Lee was dreaming of “Home, Sweet, Home,” what three genetically engineered things did he see in his mind’s eye?
4. Explain Ty’s logic regarding the impossibility of microbes biodegrading plastic.
5. What did General Ranks consider so phenomenal it should be shared with the world?
Vocab: mitochondria, drone, bio-fuels
For samples of the innovation projects, performance tasks, outline for ideas of exploring, supporting articles/videos, reading strategies, project-based extensions, etc., please contact us.
If you order a class set, we can offer a discount. E-books are also available.