6th Grade Common Core Literature Standards

Class Novels
This year we’ll be reading four novels together as a class.  We’ll engage in class discussions, make creative projects, and find great connections between the novels and our lives today.
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Book Talks
Book talks are a way for students to choose a book within a genre and share it with the class.  Students will prepare a 2-4 minute oral presentation on the book, including a short plot summary, character explanation, and recommendation, with evidence from the book!  In addition, 6th graders will create a visual presentation from one of the many book talk menu choices.  This is an opportunity for students to show great effort and creativity, and to practice speaking in front of a group!

Trimester 1:  Mystery
Trimester 2:  Non-fiction
Trimester 3:  Classic

Other Reading Opportunities
Here are a few good sites for finding a book that matches your interests.