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Moving beyond boxes: 6th grade read alouds

3 Sep

The boxes are all unpacked and I have begun really thinking about what will happen in my room this year. I have the luxury of teaching two 2-hour blocks of Humanities. We are committing to Writers’ Workshop for the first half of the block so I know that won’t feel luxurious all the time, but I want to get into the habit of reading aloud to my gifted 6th graders no matter what. I ave a couple of ideas about what I might read to them. And, I might decide to read something different to each class, to keep me sharp. Here are some books I am considering:

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Surviving a plane crash…surviving middle school… there must be some connection!

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Crash by Jerry Spinelli

Middle school…bullying …friends

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Unbroken  by Laura Hillebrand (the YA version)

resillience… a key to succeeding in middle school

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A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

prejudice and friendship, loss and love and female main characters

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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

This might be old enough that they haven’t read it

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Small as an Elephant  by Jennifer Jacobson

RESILIENCE!!!

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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

A beautiful story told in beautiful language

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