Favorite read-alouds

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by 5leafclover, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Lynn K.

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    I didn't read all of the follow up posts, but just in case it hasn't been said, you must read Wonder to your kids!! It is amazing!

    My kids also like The House with the Clock in the Walls, The Witches, Punished and Mudshark.
     
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    I read a lot of Gordon Korman in my class and Island is by far the best. Also recommend Dive.
     
  3. iteachbx

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    Here are some I did with 4th graders that your 5th graders will definitely love (and lead to good book talk!) :

    1. Tuck Everlasting (all time favorite)
    2. Bud, Not Buddy
    3. The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
    4. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    5. The Chocolate Touch (a little easy for 5th but has a great message, maybe good for the beginning of the year.)
    6. The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    7. Shiloh
    8. Pippi Longstocking (Another all time favorite)
    9. The Indian in the Cupboard
    10. When Zachary Beaver Came To Town (loved this as a kid- read it in 1 day!)
     
  4. iteachbx

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    Aug 14, 2013

    Just realized I replied to this in 2012 as well, haha, I guess I still enjoy most of the same books. There's never enough time for all the read alouds I want to do!
     
  5. Tyler B.

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    I really love seeing what everyone's reading. I would add to the list these two fabulous titles:

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (boys and girls love this)

    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

    Both these have a terrific historical context and lend to discussions of the role of girls in the 19th century.
     
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    I am reading Wonder to my fifth grade class and they BEG me to read another chapter any time we have a few minutes! I passed the suggestion of Wonder onto another fifth grade teacher and she started reading it as well...her students LOVE it too! Great book with many opportunities for discussion questions and writing prompts!
     
  7. readingrules12

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    :agreed:

    That is an amazing book that can teach so much, yet can leave the students rolling in the aisles laughing.:lol:
     
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    I love The Tale of Desperaux and Treasure Fever! Especially if you don't mind making silly voices!
     
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    I just finished Wonder with my fifth grade....I can't say enough about the book. My students LOVED it...begged me every day to keep reading. We had many discussion questions and writing prompts about the book as well. A definite read for our grade level! Seriously a great book!
     
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    Wonder is awesome. I also like Freak the Mighty and Schooled.
     
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    I feel the best true story for 5th graders is A Shining Season by James Buchanon. Also, my favorite book about a teacher.
     
  12. janis

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    Holes, The Giver, Tale of Despereaux, Treasure Fever are some I enjoy reading aloud.
     
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    I've done a few donorschoose projects for copies of these books, so each student can follow along while doing read alouds. They love having a copy, and many of them take it home to read ahead. I don't mind- whatever gets them reading! I just tell them they can't tell anyone about what happens!

    Hatchet
    Chasing Vermeer
    The City of Ember
    Running Out of Time (My all-time favorite to read with 5th graders!)
    Among the Hidden
    The Lightning Thief
    Wait Till Helen Comes
    Shiloh

    Read aloud is my favorite time of day! I have my students keep a simple read aloud log, which asks them a question or a certain skill each day. Just a small thing they write down, then we share them on a class document. It really gets kids thinking without taking away the excitement of the story with a big packet of work!
     

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