Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by 100%Canadian, Sep 5, 2007.
Sep 12, 2007
Seriously? This one (on Amazon) was a how-to manual on pseudocide. ??
We are reading I Freddy. Its funny and interesting. There are 5 other books in the series and most of them have suspense and action. My students love this book!
Sep 14, 2007
Andrew Clements has a new book No Talking. My kids LOVED it. It is about girls and boys not talking and having a competition on who can say the fewest words in two days. The principal finds out and doesn't like the idea. But Dave explains to her why it is a good idea to say fewer words-like Ghandi. Enjoy!
My kids loved this too! They also like Holes.
Sep 15, 2007
What about reading from the CS LEWIS collection of the chronicles of narnia?
Don't worry, TeacherShelley - I know there is an awful adult book with that same title. Keep looking because there is a good kids' book by that name. I promise.
It is by Sara Nickerson:
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found
By Sara Nickerson
Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
On Sale: 5/6/2003
Formats: Paperback | Hardcover
Margaret's father died in a mysterious drowning accident when she was eight years old. Four years later, her mother still won't talk about it -- in fact, she doesn't talk about much of anything. But when Margaret's mother takes her and her little sister, Sophie, to a strange abandoned mansion and puts a FOR SALE BY OWNER sign in the front yard, Margaret is determined to solve the puzzle of her family, once and for all.
Armed with three strange clues -- a swimming medal, a key, and a handwritten comic book -- Margaret returns to the mansion alone. With the help of Boyd, the lonely, comic-book-obsessed boy next door, she discovers that truth can be stranger than fiction -- depending on who's telling the story.
The Ghost's Grave
I have read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a novel study. The kids love it every year. I have never tried the others. Personally I found A Horse and His Boy pretty slow, but kids may like it. It really doesn't connect to the previous one though.
Sep 16, 2007
I am reading Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli to my 5th graders. The kids are loving it and it brings up some great lessons that we can refer to throughout the year.
(It's about a girl who is against the grain and other students start out being uncomfortable, but come to accept her, and then try to change her. There are many great lessons for them to learn.)
A Wrinkle in Time?
Dec 9, 2007
My student's have loved Walk Two Moons (S. Creech).
The fun part is using a southern accent...
Dec 13, 2007
My class loved when I read this aloud. It can be difficult, but it opened their eyes to science fiction!!!
Dec 14, 2007
I started reading "Gregor the Overlander" to the after school group I work with (5th graders) and they love it- especially the boys. One student was begging me to read and another said, "Wow, this is the first time he has ever liked a book!" and that made me feel good about reading it.
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