The Heights - Set 3
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.
The ball was snapped. Franco got the ball. He ran to his right. Every Mustang player ran after him. But just before he was tackled, Franco tossed the ball. Lexile: 290
"I know you're tired of the beach. This is just like being in the Heights. Only warmer. What do you want to do?" Lexile: 240
"It was the most horrible thing I have ever seen. Everything was gone! Houses, trees, animals, even people had been washed into the sea." Lexile: 400
Antonio slid down the rope. He held on for dear life. It got darker as the twister moved closer. It was loud, like a giant freight train! Lexile: 200
There was a pride of lions lying in the grass. All the lions were looking at the wildebeests. The Silvas took out their cameras. "I think they're hungry." Lexile: 350