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Rob Buyea - Because of Mr. Terupt  Every upper elementary/middle school teacher should definitely read this book!

Terupt: Rob Buyea The book is about seven kids in fifth grade. The story is told from their different perspectives about what happens when they get a teacher who changes their lives

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grade - read aloud one book or novel. When a new book starts you can post a "movie poster" (can be drawn too) to get students excited to see the "movie in their minds" - students can even get tickets for it and such. Make reading fun!

dandelions and dragonflies: Classroom Read Aloud (chapter book version)

Terupt falls again. [Rob Buyea] -- Several students relate their experiences helping Mr. Terupt move the old classroom to the sixth grade annex during the summer vacation.

Led by an energetic teacher, a fifth grade class learns a series of valuable life lessons, in Rob Buyea's thought-provoking debut novel.

This juvenile tale about seven kids at Snow Hill School, their new teacher Mr. Terupt (who makes the classroom a fun place) and the snowy winter day when an accident changed everything-and everyone is now available as an audio book.

Wonder

August Pullman's facial differences have prevented him from going to normal schools, but now he is starting grade at Beecher Prep and desperately wants to fit in. I would recommend this to any preteen/teen who has ever felt alienated.

Such a wonderful book. This is amazing! I am reading it right now and I would say it is the best book!

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan,

Top Ten Schneider Award Favorites of the  2014 Schneider Award Jury by Peg Glisson

Top Ten Schneider Award Favorites of the 2014 Schneider Award Jury by Peg Glisson

Rules by Cynthia Lord (Grades 4 & up). Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

6 Books Written for Kids that Teachers Should Read (and then use for Read Aloud or Literature Circles) | Clutter-Free Classroom | Bloglovin’

6 Books Written for Kids that Teachers Should Read (and then use for Read Aloud or Literature Circles) (Clutter-Free Classroom)

These 6 books were written for kids, but teachers will LOVE reading them in their spare time too. They are perfect for read aloud or book groups and literatures circles at the upper elementary level.

Looking for some books to read out loud to older kids? This is such a fantastic list with suggestions straight from moms!

30 Books to Read Out Loud to Older Kids

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper:Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

I'm excited to recommend these NEW mIddle grade chapter books (published in 2013) for ages 9 - 12 -- all have reviews!

Don't Miss These New Middle Grade Books

I know you're looking for new, engaging middle grade books for children ages 9 - Because I am, too. I've been reading all the newly published middle grade chapter books and found some gems to recommend to your kids.

Why independent reading is so important:  The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

Why Independent Reading is so Important - A Book Review

Fishpond Australia, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Jeff Anderson (Foreword ) Donalyn Miller. Buy Books online: The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, ISBN Jeff Anderson (Foreword by) Donalyn Miller

Read aloud books your 8-year-old won't be able to put down. *Great list of chapter book titles for kids

road trip ammo // Read aloud books your won't be able to put down. *Great list of chapter book titles for kids

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