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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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 …