Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Great 5th Grade Read Aloud Ideas? Please...

So, it has been a while since I last taught 5th grade reading.  I've been busy teaching math the past 6 years, but this year I am very excited to teach my passion--reading!

Since it's been a few years, I know I am somewhat out of the loop when it comes to great read aloud novels.  Of course, I have my tried and true list--The Giver, The City of Ember, etc.  I, however, will be reading the novel to all three of my reading classes--yes, I teach all the 5th grade reading.  And let me tell you reading the same chapters three times a day can get old.

I would love to hear about some of your favorites.  I am ready to add some new books to my list.


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  1. I like There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom.

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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    1. Thank you for your suggestion! With a title like that, I am sure it would be a hit. I will have to check it out :)

      Mrs. B

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  2. I like Flying Solo and The Search for Delicious. :-)

    Corrina
    From Mrs. Allen's Teaching Files

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  3. Thank you for your suggestions. I am not familiar with either, so I will check them both out this summer! Thanks...and I just visited your blog...I love the color combinations you chose for your blog design. I am your newest follower :)

    Mrs. B

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  4. My fifth graders last year loved City of Orphans by Avi. I can't wait to read it again!

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  5. If you want your kiddos on the edge of their seat, read them the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Its about 13-year-old Brian who is on his way to visit his father when the single engine plane he is flying in crashes. He finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness and must survive with only the cloths on his back and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present. The secondary story deals with his feels as a child of divorced parents. There is a sequel to this book called Brian's Winter. Hatchet is one of my all time favorites!
    -Susan Hardin
    3rd Grade Grapevine

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  6. A series I could not put down myself was The Shadow Children by Margaret Haddix. The first book is titled Among the Hidden. In this book, Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party. He's never been to a friend's house. In fact, he's never had a friend. It was just too dangerous. Luke is one of the shadow children, a forbidden third child, forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding but now his privacy is threated by a new housing development, so now he can no longer go outside. He thinks he is alone, until one day he spots another third child peeking from a new neighbor's house. These stories build on one another and offer great suspense.

    -Susan Hardin
    3rd Grade Grapevine

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