Books for 6th Graders
Books for Sixth Graders to Read
For the 2012-2013 school year my son will be in sixth grade. I will be adding books during the summer of 2012 to this lens as my son finds books to read. I've had two daughter graduate from 6th grade, the first after the 2007-2008 school year and the second after the 2009-2010 school year. I have two more children that will be in sixth grade in the future and this list of sixth grade books is for them and for me when they want to know what to read.
It is interesting watching 6th graders start to read series books. The Twilight books and Harry Potter books are mostly all out, so they don't have to wait for the big release to read the next one, although The 39 Clues Books falls into this category. Most of the books here, my wife has read alongside my daugthers. This provides a way to communicate any particular events that happened within the books.
I believe reading is by far the best way for children to learn, in fact, the better reader you are, normally the better learner you are as you tend to understand the things around you quicker. Readers are better test takers, as they can quickly grasp the question being asked and therefore understand how to answer the question. And of course, reading is fun.
How many books do your kids read in 6th grade? - On average per month
Number of books 6th graders read per month
6th graders draw conclusions, make critical judgments, and form unique interpretations
Sixth Grade Reading Strategies - Strategies 6th graders should be trying to master
I found this list from a school district next to mine. I like the traits it is trying to teach to 6th grade students.
- Connecting Known to New - 6th grade readers activate relevant, prior knowledge (schema) before, during, and after reading text. Sixth graders use prior knowledge to build mental models to use to evaluate what they read.
- Ask Questions - 6th grade readers ask questions of themselves, the authors, and the texts they read. Sixth graders use their questions to clarify and to focus their reading.
- Determine Importance - 6th grade readers determine the most important ideas and themes in a text. Sixth graders use their conclusions about important ideas to focus their reading and to exclude peripheral or unimportant details from memory.
- Form Sensory Images - 6th grade readers create visual and other sensory images from text during and after reading. These images may include visual, auditory and other sensory connections to the text. 6th grade readers use these images to deepen their understanding of the text.
- Infer Meaning - 6th grade readers draw inferences from text. Sixth graders use their prior knowledge (schema) and textual information to draw conclusions, make critical judgments, and form unique interpretations from text. Inferences may occur in the form of conclusions, predictions, or new ideas.
- Synthesize Ideas - 6th grade readers retell and synthesize what they have read. Sixth graders attend to the most important information and to the clarity of the synthesis itself. They synthesize to better understand what they have read.
- Solve Reading Problems - 6th grade readers utilize a variety of fix-up strategies to repair comprehension when it breaks down. Sixth graders select appropriate fix-up strategies from one of the six language systems (pragmatic, schematic, semantic, syntactic, lexical, or grapho-phonic) to best solve a given problem in a given reading situation.
My 6th grade son is currently reading... - Powerless by Matthew Cody
Powerless won the 2012 Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award
My daughter's favorite book in 6th grade - Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Ok, I have to admit, Harry Potter was one of my favorite set of books to read as well. They are very captivating and very easy to read. I even read the seventh book on my 15th wedding anniversary in Maui.
My daughter read the entire series in about 3 months and couldn't wait to finish the one she was on and read the next.
Books my kids have read in 6th grade - Let us know what books your kids have read by clicking on the up arrows.
Here are some titles of books my kids have read while in 6th grade. You can click on the links to see a full description at Amazon. You can vote for your favorite book by clicking on the up arrow.