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Old 01-25-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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Hello! Does anyone know of a web site or list where you can find higher reading leveled books but with 6th grade interest. Have a student in 6th grade reading at 12 grade level. Difficult to find things of interest. TIA


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Old 01-25-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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Scholastic Book Wizard does that. Online and they have an app.
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My own daughter was a precocious reader, and I taught gifted sixth graders when our district had a program. I found that sci-fi fantasy is often good for advanced readers if they like the genre. Many students really enjoyed the Anne McCaffrey Dragonrider series. Quite often, this genre has advanced vocabulary without adult situations.
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Female:

Catherine, Called Birdy
Midwife's Apprentice

Male:

Crispin
Guys Read--any edition
Punkzilla

Either:

Extensive nonfiction reading on a topic of their choice
The Boy Who Lost His Face
The Outsiders
Witness (novel in verse)
Shakespearean plays (R & J, Midsummer Night's Dream are the most accessible to the novice)

I do not mean that you have to be a girl to read this, or a boy to read that. Kids should be able to read either, of course. I'm just categorizing them into the interest camps into which they usually fall.

A few of these are a little bit mature for a sixth grader, but when you have a sixth grader reading at a 12th grade level, there just has to be some level of acceptance concerning that. While it wouldn't be okay to put Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas into an eleven year old's hands, The Outsiders is not going to kill them. Witness is rather brutal; might want to read that yourself first and then decide.

It would be nice to give next year's teacher a heads-up, so s/he can start thinking over the summer what the student could read.

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