Saturday, August 21, 2010

Read Alouds for Fifth Grade

And to round out our elementary lists of Read Alouds...here's a Fifth Grade suggested list.  Picture books are GREAT teaching tools...never underestimate their power to teach, launch lessons,and develop a love of reading:


Classics
·       Sounder by William H. Armstrong
·       The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
·       The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Bank
·       Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
·        Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.
·        Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
·       From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
·       The Borrowers by Mary Norton
·       The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
·       Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Realistic Fiction  
·       Coco Grimes by Mary Stolz.
·       Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight.
·       The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson.
·       Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs by Jamie Gilson.
·       More Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron.
·       The Skirt by Gary Soto.
·       Wanted: Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars.
·       Me, Mop and the Moondance Kid by Walter Dean Myers.
·       No Arm in Left Field by Matt Christopher.
·       Skinnybones by Barbara Park.
·       The Trading Game by Alfred Slote.

Adventure
o       The Cay by Theodore Taylor..
o       Hatchet by Gary Paulson.
o       The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
o       The Illyrian Adventure by Lloyd Alexander.
o       Julie by Jean Craighead George.
o       My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
o       The Scorpio Ghosts and the Black Hole Gang by Kathy Kennedy Tapp.
o       Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan.
o       Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner.
o       Trouble River by Betsy Byars.

Books that Teach in the Content Areas
·       Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander
·       Math Curse by Jon Scieska
·       Science Verse by Jon Scieska
·       Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett 
·       Gorilla Doctors by Pamela S. Turner
·       Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Russell Freedman
·       A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids by Julie Hall
·       Hurricane Force by Joseph Treaster
·       The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
·       Math Potatoes: Mind Stretching Brain Food by Greg Tang

Award Winners and Honor Books
·       The Cricket in Times Square  by George Selden
·       Airborne by Kenneth Opel
·       Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinnelli
·       Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith
·       Ringold
·       Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
·       A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle.
·       Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
·       The Bicycle Man by Allen Say
·       The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordecai
·       Gerstein

Fantasy/Mystery
·       The Boggart by Susan Cooper.
·       The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander.
·       The Borrowers by Mary Norton
·       The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper.
·       The Dark Stairs: A Herculeah Jones Mystery by Betsy Byars.
·       The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
·       The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh.
·       Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Justin.
·       The Sea Egg by L.M. Boston.
·       Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

Fantasy/Daydreams and Folk/Fairytales
·        The Boy Who Painted Dragons  by Demi  
·        The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
·        My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
·        Half Magic by Edward Eager
·        In the Time of the Drums by Kim Siegelson & Brian
·       Pinkney
·       The Korean Cinderella by Ruth Heller

Picture Books and Books that Teach a Lesson
·        Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
·       The Wall by Eve Bunting
·       Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
·       Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
·       Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
·       The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
·       Ma Dear’s Aprons by Patricia McKissack

Humor and Books About School
o       Aliens for Breakfast by Jonathon Etra.
o       Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowrey.
o       Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe and James Howe.
o       Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
o       The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald.
o       How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
o       Kevin Corbett Eats Flies by P. Hermes
o       The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson.
o       Class President by Johanna Hurwitz
o       Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.
o       Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli.
o       The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade by Kenneth Derby
o       No Talking by Andrew Clements
o       The Canning Season by Polly Horvath

History and Historical Fiction
·       Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton.
·       Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds,
·       Civil War Spy by S. Reit.
·       Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen.
·       Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink.
·       The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli.
·       A Family Apart (The Orphan Train series) by Joan Lowrey Nixon.
·       Johnny Tremain: A Novel For Young and Old by Esther Forbes.
·       Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
·       Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor.
·       My Brother Sam is Dead by James L. Collier.
·       Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell
Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty 

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