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Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by mstnteacherlady, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. mstnteacherlady

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    use the book The Incredible Journey for a small group time with 5th graders? I have not read the book in a while. Another teacher suggested it, but I wasn't sure. I want to do a book that they will really be interested in. Any other suggestions for good books?
     
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    My kids are currently reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and they love it!! I would really recommend it. I also love Joey Pigza swallowed the key!
     
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    My higher level readers loved A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. I wouldn't do the Incredible Journey personally, but I can see why it was recommended. Kids love the movie they adapted from the book. I also did Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, and it was a huge hit. Because of Winn Dixie is also a great story.
     
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    I know my fifth or sixth graders would enjoy it. Richard Peck books are very good. Al Capone Irons My Shirts, Sign of the Beaver are also two books sthey enjoyed.
     
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    One book that is really dear to my heart, would have to be "The Wanderer" by Sharon Creech, I think as students read about the trouble's on board the ship, they can closely relate. I get my students, each year to form a group of three or four and brainstorm idea's on how to change a chapter, to make it seem more realisitc and more personal. After every five chapters, I get my students to write a journal entry on how they would feel if they were in such situations and if they were on board, what would they do differently. :blush:
     
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    Whoops! I know my 5/6 graders would NOT enjoy it. I started to read it to 6th a few years ago and I could tell they were pretty disinterested.

    Sharon Creech books are very good.
     

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