You'd think I'd have learned with Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
Or How to Eat Fried Worms.
I had to eschew the pre-summarized high-interest, low-readability stuff readily available on the Internet and share one of my childhood favorites, Little House on the Prairie, with my kiddos.
Now, I teach kids with moderate to severe disabilities (though we're skewing towards the "moderate" this year)...they need the text summarized, simplified, and picture-supported. Hence my love for the pre-summarized adapted classics mentioned above.
We have 3 more chapters of Little House and I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!