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Hi there! I recently accepted a position as a 5th grade teacher. This is my first year teaching and my library is a little weak. I am looking for all kinds of great books, but specifically for picture books that can be used for character/team building in the first week or so of school.

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THere are so many great picture books for fifth grade. just google "picture books for older students" and you will get tons of stuff!

Read Alouds - Picture books
Read All About It - Jenna and Barbara Bush
The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs - A. Wolf
Miss Alaineus - A Vocabulary Disaster - Debra Frasier
Owen & Mzee: Best Friends - Craig Hatkoff

Poetry:
Jack Prelutsky
Shel Silverstien
The blood hungry spleen - SOUNDS GROSS BUT IS AWESOME - especially when you get to the human body unit. Kids LOVE it! - By:Allan Wolf

Math read aloud picture books
Spaghetti & Meatballs for All - Marylin Burns
The Greedy Triangle - Marylin Burns
A Remainder of One - Elinor Princzes
Each Orange had 8 Slices - Paul Giganti
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When I taught 5th, I still used the same ones I use now for 3rd grade, but the most effective for team building was Chrysanthemum. We did the activity that "cuts" the mouse (copied onto cardstock) to show how unkind words hurt others, then tape the cuts when someone in the story says something nice to her. In the end it shows the kids how the kind words helped, but how she's never quite the same. They definitely get it.
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I use numerous picture books throughout the year. I think I could teach SS by just using Eve Bunting Books: The Wall; So Far From the Sea--just to name two.

My 5th graders last year loved the Skippy Jon Jones books--led to quite a discussion on stereotyping!

Picture books can be used just for fun and for writing workshop as well.


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These are really helpful...I appreciate all of your suggestions.
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Patricia Polacco books are a great asset to the classroom library!
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Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
King Christian X: Legend of Denmark
The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco
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Great idea! This year I am teaching 5th grade. I love this book but I am used to reading it to 2nd graders. Could you expand on how you did this with your 5th grade? What exactly do you with them as you read the story? What resources did you use? Thank you!
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