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Literature circle book suggestions
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Good morning,

I want to incorporate literature circles within my ela classroom. I have fourth grade students reading on low 2nd grade all the way to high 6th grade levels.

Do you have any book suggestions? I want engaging books that will help my readers grow and enjoy the material they are reading.

Any organization help would also be greatly appreciated.

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What about a good mystery?
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very low readers- Nate The Great

reading on third grade level- Cam Jansen series- You choose a title.

fourth grade level- Box Car Children or Nancy Drew series- You choose the title.

above grade level- Sammy Keyes series- You select the title.

By reading the same genre they all have a connection while reading and you can discuss the elements of a mystery.
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Dog Stories
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Above Grade Level- Old Yeller by Fred Gipson and Steven Polson

Grade level- Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor or The Trouble With Tuck Theodore Taylor

Third grade level- Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Low level- Tornado by Betsy Byars

It is not an official genre but they will enjoy sharing their own dog and pet stories while reading these novels.
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Fantasy?
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very low- Magic Treehouse or The Littles -You select a title.

low- The Chocolate Touch

on grade level- George's Marvelous Medicine

high- A Wrinkle in Time

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Science Fiction?
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Sorry I do not know one for second grade readers.

third grade- Aliens for Breakfast

Fourth Grade - Top Secret by John Reynolds Gardiner

Above grade level- Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements or The Giver by Lois Lowery


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Thank You!
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Thank you for the amazing titles and all of your help.
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Realistic Fiction
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low- Freckle Juice

third grade- Judy Moody (series)

fourth grade- Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing

advanced- Because of Winn Dixie

The genre is realistic fiction so you can talk about what makes it realistic with the whole class. All of these novels are also humorous and you can discuss what makes them funny. It will be very easy to make self to text connections with these stories as a comprehension strategy.
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Historical Fiction
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Low- A Lion To Guard Us

Third- Sarah, Plain and Tall

Fourth- Sign of The Beaver

Above Grade Level- The Witch of Blackbird Pond or Caddie Woodlawn

Another great thing to do with a historical fiction unit besides discuss the traits of the genre is to discuss how the characters everyday lives are different from ours today. Makes a great social studies connection. Plus kids love talking about these differences. Hopefully it makes them more appreciative of their lifestyle today.
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