need a little fun

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by tinadog, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. tinadog

    tinadog Rookie

    Oct 22, 2007
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    Jan 7, 2008

    I just finished reading Summer of the monkeys to my 5th grade class and need a suggestion for a really good read aloud to follow it up with. Something challenging, uplifting, and maybe even historical. Also does anyone have an idea for a fun and motivating research project? We have the over testing blues - we give a standardized test EVERY month and are preparing for the writing test in Feb. Thank you.
  3. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

    Jan 2, 2006
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    Jan 13, 2008

    If you tried Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor you could do the research project based off of the novel. Civil rights/slavery type things. I just finished reading Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt to my class and they loved it. It is a difficult book to read aloud, because there is a lot of dialouge, but I was trying to get my kids to see past series books (and it worked for some).

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