Excellent books for novel studies... Suggestions?

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  1. BreezyGirl

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    I love books and can't wait to do novel studies! I am deciding which books to use as I probably will not have a class set. I love Anne of Green Gables, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Tuck Everlasting.

    Does anyone have other recommendations? :) I'm always up for a good read!

    Thanks!
     
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    Number the Stars!!!! That was my FAVORITE book in 5th grade and we read it for class.
     
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    Last year, I did Hatchet, Iqbal, Flipped, and Chasing Lincoln's Killer in 5th. My kids loved all of them!
     
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    I second Iqbal! Fabulous book!
    For some Canadian content, take a look at some of these titles which have been part of a reading program run through the Ontario Library Association. There are some fabulous books by amazing authors!
     
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    Holes the view from Saturday
    The giver
    Maniac magee
    Bridge to terabithia
    My side of the mountain
    The cay
     
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    You gotta read Tom Sawyer! That's a classic. All 6th graders read it in our districts
     
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    I read Wonder to my kids when I taught character education class. I am hoping to read it to them (or with them) in Language Arts class this year. We also have read Tuck Everlasting, Because of Mr. Terrupt, Number the Stars, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, and a few others as read alouds. (On my Honor, Mick Hart Was Here...)
     
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    Our district's core lit (all students read): Ben & Me, My Side of the Mountain, and Indian in the Cupboard

    Extended (for 4/5 combos, or beyond core): Caddy Woodlawn, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Cay, Mrs. Frisbee & the Rats of NIMH, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

    I also have a personal set of The Westing Game, which I start the year with, since we have a detective theme in our room. I also have a personal set of The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe, which I might return to soon since fewer students have seen the movie already.

    Those are the novels we read whole-class. We also do Literature Clubs - small groups of student choice. Sometimes they read the same books (I have 6- to 8-packs of 150+ titles ... I've been teaching for a LONG time and "have a book problem." :-D ) and sometimes they read their own choices and we compare & contrast genres, plots, author's style, etc.

    Chele :)
     
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    "Have a book problem." Love it.
     
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