read alouds for grades 4-6?

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  1. teachPA

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    I'm moving from 2nd to fifth grade and have a very limited knowledge of good books to read to students. my favorites are:

    b/c of winn dixie
    frindle
    on my honor
    number the stars

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks:)
     
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    Books for 4-6

    My 4th graders love
    Shiloh
    Becasue of Winn Dixie
    Sign of the Beaver
    How to be a Perfect Person in Just 3 Days
    Frindle
    George Washington Socks
    (great to ties in with Revolutionary War)
    My Brother Sam is Dead (also Revolutionary War tie in)
     
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    Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade
    Mick Harte Was Here
    The Tale of Desperauex
    The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine
    A Wrinkle in Time (late 5th if the class seems ready for it)
    Old Yeller
    Surviving the Applewhites
     
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    I am also looking for read aloud books for 5th grade. What book do you read first? How much time do you spend reading each day?
    I have so many questions. When I taught Pre-K, I just chose a book that related to the theme at the time. I don't know where to begin for 5th.
    I really feel that I could use all the help that you all are willing to give me. I really want to be successful. This site has been a Godsend.
     
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    The favorite for my class last year was Frindle! They got really into it and tried to make up other words for objects in the classroom :)
     
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    Actually, Frindle would be a great book to read first. The kids love it (it is funny and tender at the same time), and there are no "questionable" or "objectionable" parts to it.
     
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    We read several but my 6th graders favorite was The Watson's go to Birmingham 1963. We laughed so hard throughout the book.
     
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    I never hear of this book before! I'll have to buy it. Would it be appropriate for 5th grade read aloud?
     
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    My fourth graders loved Frindle! We did some extra research about the book while we were reading it and found out that they are trying to make it into a movie! We also loved

    Loser- Jerry Spinelli
    George Washington's Socks
    Tale of Despereaux
    The Word Eater
     
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    I always started my read alouds on the very first day of school. I start with a "school" book such as The Kid in the Red Jacket or The Best School Year Ever. Then I move to a book that focuses on boys such as Hatchet, Castle in the Attic, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town or Holes. I find that girls are ALWAYS interested in reading while boys really need something that gets them hooked on reading.

    As far as the amount of time goes, I read a chapter or two a day. i very rarely judge it by time because I don't want to stop in the middle of a chapter.
     
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    I have read Frindle, Because of Winn-Dixie, Walk Two Moons, Oonawassee Summer, The Indian in the Cupboard, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in the last three years. I read Winn-Dixie and the LWW because the movies were coming out and it got the students excited. I was able to use those two books to teach about visualization.
     
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    Another good one is The Bridge to Terabithia. Lots of the kids have probably seen the movie, so this would be a good chance for them to see how the Hollywood version is different or similar to the author's version.
     
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    I just found this site that has tons of ideas for read alouds, amongst other book lists.
    http://nancykeane.com/rl/index.htm
    This site has book lists for several grade levels.
     
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    my kids loved Summer of the Monkeys. There is also a movie made from it which is a little hard to find. Also, the movie strays a lot from the book which made for great discussion.
     
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    Peachyness
    There are a few cuss words nothing TOO bad and a reference to the Dad brushing against his mom's "chests". I would read it beforehand. I'm thinking it would be ok you just might want to censor a part or 2.

    The kids loved it. I had to stop and wipe away tears from laughing so hard. I hope you enjoy it!
     
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    So many good ones have been posted already, but a few of my favorites are The Fledgling, Loser, and The Bad Beginning from the Series of Unfortunate Events. I especially like The Bad Beginning because it really sparks their interest in the series and most of them want to check out the rest of the series immediately! It's great for fifth graders because the vocabulary is challenging, but is always explained in an entertaining way. Hope this helps!
     

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