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Old 08-18-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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I'm trying to find a new book to read with my 7th graders. I teacher special education so the text can be more on a 4th-5th grade level as well. For some reason I am drawing a blank (probably because I am tired!).

What are some great novels to read with students?


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A lot of people say Tales of Despereaux is go
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But I don't know if that is too young for your kids?
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I alternate 4th and fifth grade. I would choose “Among the Hidden” or “Gregor the Overlander” if I were in your place. I have more suggestions if you need them... let me know.
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City of Ember is a very engaging dystopian novel.
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a coming of age and adventure novel.
Both will keep your students interested.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:26 PM
 
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I love Pink & Say by Patricia Poloccio.


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Old 08-18-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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A lot of people say Tales of Despereaux is go
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But I don't know if that is too young for your kids?
I’ve read it to every class I’ve taught since I discovered it, including 7th. Every class has loved it. Even the ones that roll their eyes at the start.

I just realized you teach 7th with kids on 4-5 level. Despereaux is perfect. It’s high interest has good vocabulary building words for 5th grade level.

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Among the Hidden
Among the Hidden has won the An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ...

Every student I have in SPED is a Reluctant reader!
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The main bulk of my teaching years has been spent in 4th and 5th grade. So, here are my go-to books

1. The Tale of Despereaux. LOVE it.
2. Little House in the Big Woods (Little House Series). The boys roll their eyes when we start it every year, but by the end of the first one, they are the ones begging the LOUDEST for me to read the next one, which is Farmer Boy.
3. The Lightning Thief
4. Walls Within Walls
5. Dead City
6. Spider Boy
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