Every morning, 8:40 to 9:10, we will begin the day with silent reading. Students will be responsible for planning and being prepared each day with books of the appropriate genre. We will share ideas and passages from the books we are reading every Friday. Students are encouraged to recommend and receive recommendations of good books from classmates.
– Get Your Multnomah County Library Card and learn how to use it!
Directed Reading Themes for Fifth Grade Include:
• Native American Cultures and Societies (500 Nations)
• European Exploration
• American Revolution
• Civil Rights
• Country Study: Japan
• Solar System
– Non-Fiction: Autobiography & Biography
Why is it important to read about successful people?
Recommended by fifth grade students:
Steve Jobs, Amelia Earhart, Jackie Robinson, Solomon Northrup, Neil Armstrong, Roald Dahl, Abraham Lincoln, My Life in Dog Years, Harriet Tubman, Knucklehead, Martin Luther King, Jr., The Bronte Sisters, JK Rowling, Boy, Calculated Risk, Born to Fly
The mystery genre is a type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes. It can take the form of a novel or short story. This genre may also be called detective or crime novels.
Seattle Public Library recommendations for Fifth Graders
-Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction List from SPL
Native American History
– Fairy Tales
– Battle of the Books/Free Choice
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!
Women’s History Month
History: Women’s History, Black History, Native American History
Science: Planets, Plants, Energy, Ecology
April’s Topic or Genre
• Green Earth Book Award
a fantasy novel is any book that contains unrealistic settings, or magic, often set in a medieval universe, or possibly involving mythical beings or supernatural forms as a primary element of the plot, theme, or setting.