Title of Text: The Fighting Ground

Author: Avi

Lexile Level: 580 Lexile

Reading Level: 4.2

Overview of Text: Jonathan, a thirteen year old, is ready to go to war on April 3rd, 1778. Against his father's wishes Jonathan decides to embark on a life changing adventure fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War. He undoubtedly is eager to join the war effort and handle a gun, but little does he know of all the hardships he will soon face. This text is written in a 24 hour time period and it takes students on the journey of a lifetime allowing them to experience first hand what it would have been like to be a teenager in the midst of battle. Jonathan must make decisions that will change his life forever and this text will change the lives of the children who read it as well.

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