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Teaching a book unit this year? It's a best practice to supplement book units with short passages from a variety of different genres. These reading passages were handpicked by master teachers to supplement your book unit. They provide essential background information and can help spark discussions around common themes.
A Long Walk to Water
Author: Linda Sue Park
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Paperback, 2011
Based on a true account, this book tells the story of Salva Dut, an 11-year-old boy separated from his family by the civil war in Sudan, and Nya, a girl from a small village who walks miles each day to fetch water for her family.