What's a good read aloud for 6th grade?

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  1. Hoot Owl

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    I'm wanting a great read aloud to wrap the school year up, something the kids haven't all read. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
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    My students loved The Limit by Kristen Landon and Hero by Mike Lupica.
     
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    A new one for us this year is Schooled by Gordon Korman. Both my students and I really enjoyed it, and chances are none of your students have read it as it's not well known. My daughter's school's entire 5th grade is reading Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli and she's really enjoying it. That might be one some have already read though.
     
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    mopar, I have a copy of The Limit here at home, and will look for Hero.

    MsMar, I'll have to see if I can find Schooled somewhere. I think I have a copy of Star Girl here, too. We're reading The Boy Who Dared right now and it's such a sad story. With the Boston bombing, the Waco explosion, and reading The Boy Who Dared I'm about to get a dose of melancholy. I'd like to end the year on a happy note. At the beginning of the year we read A Soldier's Heart and it was almost too much for me. I think these kids are going to remember 6th grade as the year of morbid reading.

    Thanks!
    Any other suggestions are welcome too.
     
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    The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda. My 7th graders loved it. I would read a little bit of it when time allowed.
     
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    Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

    I'm seriously not sure I've ever seen a book with 500+ reviews still average 4.8+ stars on Amazon, but this book totally deserves it.
     
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    I loved ending the year with the Westing Game. It is hard to do as a read aloud only, but we kept a chart on the board.

    (We have 1 class set to share, so we used to trade off each year.)
     
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    We read Hatchet last year and all the kids loved it. I read Star Girl over spring break and loved it. I love all of Jerry Spinelli books. I LOVE how he writes.
     
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    Agreed with Star Girl. It's a fun book.
     
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    The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt is the best read aloud book out there at that age. I read it near the end of 5th and the students love it every year. Other great ones for 5th.

    1. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
    2. Schooled
    3. Stargirl
    4. Measle and the Wrathmonk
     

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