6th Grade Reading List

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I think I have finally finished picking the books that AJ will be reading this year. She will be going into 6th grade and was a struggling reader. She is finally starting to enjoy reading so I know that I need a good list of books that will keep her interest. This year we are not using a curriculum for literature, instead we will be using a writing and a grammar curriculum (review coming this week) and will then do studies on different books. I picked a variety of books; some books that I remember reading as a child, a few Newbery Award winning books, and some that just look like fun stories. Some of the books are below the 6th grade reading level but I think that is okay. I am trying to instill a love of reading and feel that the variety in this list will make our literature studies fun, meaningful, and full of learning.

Here is our 6th Grade Reading List

Fantastic Mr. Fox Here is the FREE Unit Study I created for this book.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Stuart Little

The Trumpet of the Swan

 Because of Winn-Dixie

 Pippi Longstocking Here is the FREE Unit Study I created for the book.

 Mr. Popper’s Penguins  You can find the Free literature study I created over at Home & School Mosaics.

 The House at Pooh Corner

 Abel’s Island

Super Fudge

The Sign of the Beaver

The Indian in the Cupboard

She will still pick some library books for free reading, but these books are the ones we will be reading together and picking apart. There will be some author studies and a few comparing and contrasting books and movies. We will be doing a variety of activities with the books. I have lapbooks and worksheets that I have found for part of the books. (That Curric Click sale was a blessing for us!) So far I have made my own studies for The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Pippi Longstocking. I still have a few more books to find resources for but the planning is in session!

So what is your plan for language arts this year?

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  1. What a wonderful collection for your children , home schooling must be fun. visiting from UBC

  2. Awesome choices. I applaud you for homeschooling. My brother and his wife did this with their children who are now adults and are smart, well rounded and just wonderful! **applause**

  3. What an interesting set of books for AJ to read. My daughter was called AJ too. In 1972, Our family traveled around Australia in a caravan. The three children worked on papers sent by the educational authorities and they did really well.

  4. I LOVED Roald Dahl’s work when I was younger. He has such an engaging style. I remember that my Dad used to read them to me when I was little.

  5. Congrats on choosing to homeschool! Love your collection of books! I homeschooled by four children for 11 years, back in the late 1980s to 1990s. At that time, we used the CLASS (Christian Liberty Academy Satellite School) curriculum, but also used plenty of extracurricular reading materials. Best wishes for another great homeschool year!


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