I teach 6th grade and I have tried everything I know of to engage my students to reading. I cannot seem to find them interested in anything. When I tell them to check out a book at the libary, they think its just to hold on to, they actually asked "do we seriously have to read the WHOLE book." None of their previous teachers have ever enforced it on them, their vocabulary is horrible, they cannot comprehend much. In the past years I always read Tequila Worm, which is a great book and they can relate to. They all cross the bridge daily from Mexico and have background knowledge. However, this group seems different and I am not sure they will care to read it. Any suggestions on a great book 5th-6th grade level that I can have them read?