Category: 5th – 6th Grade

Browse for books to support your Curriculum. These books are recommended for the 5th & 6th grade level.

Add Variety to Your Read-Alouds

These wonderful titles have something for just about everyone:  wit, mystery, inspiration, heart.      

Allegory in Picture Books

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Alliteration : An Absolutely Amazing Assortment!

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April is National Poetry Month

Use some of my favorite poetry books to read a poem daily to your students. “For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are […]

April is National Poetry Month, 2013

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Back to School for Your 5th and 6th Graders

A mixture of poetry, picture books and novels perfect for the start of the school year. My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil : And Other Funny Classroom […]

Being Thankful: Books About Thanksgiving for 3rd-6th Grades

“In reading, as in eating, an appetite is half the feast.”  Anonymous 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving. Catherine O’Neill Grace.  National Geographic, 2001. A reenactment at the living history […]

Biographies and Common Core

Picture book biographies are fantastic examples of Narrative Nonfiction emphasized in Common Core.  Publishers have given us outstanding books in this genre for the past several years.  They have branched […]

Biographies for 5th and 6th Graders

I highly recommend these picture book biographies to liven up both curriculum areas and read-aloud time. “Picture-book biographies are especially suited for building schema for understanding biography, as mentor text […]

Black History Month, 2012

Add these 12 excellent titles to last year’s post, not just for February, but anytime.           Wind Flyers.  Angela Johnson.  Simon & Schuster, 2007. A young […]