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Read aloud and nonfiction
Old 07-23-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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I've been teaching sixth grade, all subjects, for 20 years. Two things came instantly to mind as I read your post- Sixth graders still love a good read aloud, and be sure to balance your classroom library with some nonfiction.

For student-choice fiction, Rick Riordan's books, Dear America and Royal Diaries series, Harry Potter series, Series of Unfortunate Events.

Nonfiction- Sports stars biographies, animal books, science books.

Read aloud- Serafina and the Black Cloak, Hook's Revenge, Wonder, The Fires of Invention, The Acorn People- true story which I can't read without crying...every...time! (very short- read aloud to edit cuss words and a line about the sex lives of the disabled).

Finally, keep teaching the absolutely critical skill of summarizing. I do this in many ways all year. If students can effectively summarize, they are understanding what they are reading.
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