Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by heavens54, Oct 17, 2010.
Oct 17, 2010
I am thinking yes. Do you have any suggestions for a good read aloud for this grade level? Thanks.
My mom told me that my sister's fifth grade teacher read it to her last year. My sister loved the book, but my mom and I both think that fifth grade was too young for that book.
I'm not sure about read alouds. In third grade I read a lot of Roald Dahl-my kids love his books.
Yes, I think that it's too old for students that age (my grade 7 and 8 students loved it last year). Gordon Korman has several titles that are great for this age.
Yes, I would agree it is too old/frightening for children that age, and would be more appropriate for middle or even high school.
I agree with Gordon Korman and Roald Dahl books for this age, as well as Louis Sachar books.
anything by Andrew Clement, Johnny Tremain (if you teach about the American Revolution), Margaret Paterson Haddix has many books to explore as well, The Old Willis Place (scary)
I agree that it's too old for 4th and 5th graders.
I just read it with my freshmen, and they loved it. I think it's too old for 4-6th grade.
Definitely don't do Hunger Games. Andrew Clements on the other hand, is a great author to try. His new series Keep of the School is great, and because it's a short series, and just coming out now, you may even have kids looking into reading more of it.
Which one to do first of the Andrew Clements books?
Oooh...that's a tough one! Most people start with frindle, I think. But my personal favorite is The School Story. Maybe. I'm not sure!:lol: I'm a major fan, and a Clements collector, so...
YES! I'm a huge fan, but this is not appropriate for such young audiences, even with a teacher available to help students through the novel.
Last year I used the Shadow Children series with my third graders and they loved it!
My teammates and I LOVE Hunger Games, but all agree that it's totally inappropriate for fifth grade. We're all doing Among the Hidden by Haddix and Coraline by Neil Gaiman; one teammate is reading Gregor the Overlander and I do My Brother Sam is Dead and the Lightning Thief.