The Heights - Set 4
by Mary Kate Doman
Poisonous snakes, skydiving burglars, sharks, piranhas, and lots of bad guys are just a sample of the nonstop action in The Heights. Follow the adventures of one family as they get into one exciting situation after another. There's lots of danger, but without strong language or edgy themes. The straightforward stories and short sentences help struggling students to keep moving through the text.
Neither one noticed the large creature in the woods. It quietly ran alongside them. It's red eyes stared at them. Lilia thought she heard a scream. She stopped and listened. Then she heard it again. Lexile: 350
"Mom? Mom! Can you hear me?" Lilia cried. But there was no answer. The only sound Lilia could hear were pebbles rolling down the mountain. Lexile: 290
The bus should have arrived at the Heights at five o'clock. Two hours later, there was no sign of it. Everyone was scared and confused. A bus full of students had vanished. Lexile: 340
They were trapped. Then Ana remembered the old stone church. It was nearby. She knew the old building was the safest place for her family. It could withstand the high winds and rising water. Lexile: 320
Franco was an hour into his morning dive. He swam to the edge of the reef. Something caught his eye. When he swam closer, he gasped. There was a huge ship's mast! Lexile: 380