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Ideas for Read Alouds


Grade 5

Among the Hidden, Pinballs, The Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, They're Torturing Teachers in Room 104 (Jerry Piasecki), The Silver Balloon (Bonners), The Teacher From the Black Lagoon


Grade 6

Math Curse (Jon Scieszka), Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Cay

Great Books to Use With Grade 5

My Side of the Mountain, My Brother Sam is Dead, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Pinballs, The Cartoonist, I Wanna Go Home, Howliday Inn, The Cay, Call it Courage, Hatchet, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, Julie of the Wolves, Summer of the Swans, Dear Mr. Henshaw, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Shiloh, Freaky Friday, Mouse and the Motorcycle, Stone Fox, Island of the Blue Dolphins, In the Year of the Boar, Jackie Robinson, What Jamie Saw, P.S. Longer Letter Later, Sun and Spoon, Freak the Mighty, Holes, Maniac Magee, Crash, Bridget Shinn, Arkansas