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Download the comprehensive new study guides for Odin’s Promise and Bjorn’s Gift.  They includes synopsis, vocabulary, questions, adapted activities, online resources, and related titles. All are offered as suggested starting points and are easily adjusted to the individual needs of the readers. 



 Content suggesting adapted approaches for students who are a bit younger or who need more support to participate in group discussions can be downloaded separately, below.  This content is included in the comprehensive guide above.
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My note:  Standards develop from grade to grade, but the ELA- Literacy standards for fourth and fifth grade reflect the nature of the standards that are addressed in this study guide and apply to succeeding grades:


The suggested content and readability level for Odin’s Promise and Bjorn’s Promise is grades 5 to 8, although it may be well-suited to individuals older or younger, depending on their backgrounds and interests.

Various readability levels on the total text have been evaluated using this source:

Approximate representation of the U.S. grade level needed to comprehend the text :
Coleman Liau index : 7.21
Flesch Kincaid Grade level : 5.20
ARI (Automated Readability Index) : 4.67
SMOG : 7.71

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