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Read Naturally - ME Sequenced Level 3-6 - "terrifying creatures" stories
For 6 month my 11 y.o. was listening, reading and re-reading stories, and highlighting key ideas, about the terrifying animals, violently killing each other, or people killing animals, mastering the vocabulary and answering ??.
I found these stories in Read Naturally Master Edition (ME) Sequenced Level 3.
Described as: "high-interest nonfiction stories ". Levels 3-6 almost do not have anything else to chose from.(see link)
Read Naturally is … designed for use with students with disabilities, (including learning disabilities, mental retardation, and behavioral disabilities).
I can not believe, these terrifying and violent stories were actually approved for learning, mentally and behaviorally disabled children. I can see how repeated listening and reading of them can trigger aggressive and violent behavior in the unstable or emotional student, as lots of Sp. Ed. kids are.
How come the stories were not updated for 20 years? What was OK in 1990 - unacceptable today, more then enough packed with violence from terrorist attacks, natural disasters and school & street shootings. Please let me know what you think.