Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Book Look: The Red Pyramid By Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid 
By: Rick Riordan 
Reviewed by: Brian from Wise Guys

Rick Riordan, the author of The Lightning Thief and The Lost Hero series, takes it to an all new level with his new series beginning with The Red Pyramid. As with his previous books, Riordan incorporates gods and other supernatural beings into his novels, but this time the focus is on Egypt! The story's central characters are once again adolescents, Carter and Sadie Kane, who were separated from each other at a young age. Their paths cross once again when their parents are kidnapped. The story is told from their perspectives and takes you on an amazing adventure through the realm of Egyptian gods and creatures. There isn't a moment of boredom in the book. It will leave you craving the sequel, The Throne of Fire.
I would highly recommend this book to teachers if they have students that loved The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan as well. I enjoy how the two main characters take turns telling the story from their perspectives. There are a lot of reading strategies that you can discuss with your students based on this book!

Extensive Reading Activity Guide
Wise Guys offers a 114 page reading comprehension activity guide and key that goes along with the story. Our students love to do these guides because it provides them with fun activities related to the book. They are also challenged to search for answers in the book and to use reading strategies such as summarizing, predicting, connecting, visualizing, and so much more. The guide is easy to use and includes an answer key that is a tremendous help for the teacher.

We hope you take the time to read this book, and hopefully use it in your classroom too!

For more great reading comprehension guides on other great books click here.

If you are a huge Red Pyramid fan, you will not want to miss our CD that we created with over 15 activities that can be shipped to you for use in your classroom as well. You can find it by clicking here.

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