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Flying Solo (1998)

by Ralph Fletcher

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Rachel, having chosen to be mute following the sudden death of a classmate, shares responsibility with the other sixth-graders who decide not to report that the substitute teacher failed to show up.
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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
This story is the day of a class with no teacher. Their teacher didn't show up and they decide to run the classroom themselves. The children have different struggles they are going through during this day. The book is beneficial for children to learn responsibility and independence. The book is written for children ages 10-12 ( )
  rachelleahna | Oct 22, 2013 |
The story starts with an introduction to each of the main characters building background for their personality and behavior in the story. Their teacher, Mr. Fabiano is absent and his substitute calls in sick. The secretary drops the note about getting a new substitute and Karen, his student decides not to tell the office when she delivers the attendance. The class is flying solo without a teacher for the whole day. They run the class like Mr. Fab would have with learning and working. They do have some arguments and discussions that bring up some topics that they needed to discuss and resolve. The characters learn more about each other through their day running the class together.
  edmundskr | Nov 28, 2011 |
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For my boys-Joseph, Robert, Adam, and Taylor
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Rachel lay in bed, reading, waiting until the last possible minute when she absolutely had to put down her book and get out of bed.
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Rachel, having chosen to be mute following the sudden death of a classmate, shares responsibility with the other sixth-graders who decide not to report that the substitute teacher failed to show up.

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