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Old 08-24-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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Greetings!

I was wondering if anyone could help me come up with at least three 5th grade leveled books. My hope is to read the above mentioned as a class and once finished have students complete a correlating project/Novel Study. Last year I had my students read The Root Cellar By: Janet Lunn and The Distance to Home By: Jenn Bishop. Both books were a big hit and I think I totally lucked out on that one, yet this year I would like to select different books. So I thought Id see what others have read & tried as a correlating project. Any feedback is greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance.


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Old 08-24-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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Are you looking for books they will read independently/in book clubs or a red aloud? Here are some of my favorite books for 5th grade:
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith
Masterminds by Gordon Korman
Swindle by Gordon Korman
*Pretty much anything by Gordon Korman - I like his series books, too.
The One & Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

I could keep going...
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Thank you bunches for your reply SnackNapReads! They will read independently and once completed do a correlating project.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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The Westing Game, Number the Stars, and George Washington's Socks.

I read Wonder by RJ Palacio as a read aloud and discuss. It's a powerful book!
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The Fourteenth Goldfish
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I teach 5th grade and I just read this book - this summer and loved it!

Here is the leveling from Scholastic Books:

Interest Level
Grades 4 - 6
Reading Level
Grade level Equivalent: 4.1
LexileŽ Measure: 550L
DRA: 70
Guided Reading: Z


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Last year my class enjoyed Fish In A Tree...it was great!
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I also love Wonder and Number the Stars, plus Freak the Mighty and Blood on the River (historical fiction about Jamestown) - all as read alouds. They all just ache for rich discussion.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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I agree with The Fourteenth Goldfish and Wonder. Both are good books.
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This was my first year using them. I have only used the basal. We read Narnia and Serafina & the Black Cloak. Both were good but my students LOVED Serafina! If you look online there are materials to use that go along with the book. Vocab, questions, etc...
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Fish In A Tree- Dyslexia
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This is such an awesome story told from a child's point of view dealing with dyslexia. It will help students become empathetic with others who might have trouble reading or other issues in school. I love this story! Fifth graders will benefit from it as a read alone or read together novel.


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