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Sounder - James B. Barkley Sr., William H. Armstrong

Reading level and Leveling System:

Guided Reading:T

Lexile Measure: 900L



An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day. When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down. A Book Jacket project is a great way to entice other students to read a book. Using this activity allows students to entice other readers by showing them highlights by using words and pictures but being careful to not give away the entire plot.