This controlled-vocabulary chapter book is written for developing readers. Sam is a wheelchair-bound 6th grader who is a keen chess player. Follow his adventures as he confronts a frightening memory. The vocabulary beyond one or two syllables provides extensive practice on multisyllable words with the suffixes -tion, -cial, -cious, -cial, etc. Suitable for literature circles in grades 4 and up. More
"Chess with Butterflies" is a sequel to "Fishing with Balloons," but it can also be read independently. It describes another event in the life of Sam, a wheelchair-bound youngster now in the 6th grade, who has become a keen chess player. Sam struggles to move beyond the effects of a frightening memory and finally discovers how his inner strength can conquer many fears.
This phonetically controlled book provides extensive practice on words with the suffixes -tion, -cial, -cious, -cial, etc. It is suitable for developing readers in grades 4 and up.