Reading snippets

Have fifth graders each read a snippet over the
intercom each morning. One snippet is for PreK-2 and the other is 3-5. It is a few sentences from a popular book, must include the main character's name. Children can guess the title of the book. One winner is chosen for each group per day. Rewards are either left over bookfair books or a coupon to check out additional books.

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"Must-Have" Fiction for Year 5-6

The True Meaning of Smekday - Rex
Everything Written - Horowitz
Invention of Hugo Cabret - Selznick
Redwall series - Jacques
Jeff Smith's Bone graphic novels
Deep and Dark and Dangerous - Downing
Fever, 1793 - Anderson
Inkheart - Funke
Ravenmaster's Secret - Woodruff
Waiting for Normal - Connor
Flipped - Van Draanan
Weasel - De Felice
Swindle - Korman
Percy Jackson series - Riordan
Cirque du Freak Vampire series - Shan
Mallory books - Friedman
Rewind - Slator
Gregor the Overlander - Collins
Three Days - Napoli
Mysteries in Our National Parks series - Skurzynski
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Kinney
Alamaba Moon - Key
Alex Rider series - Horowitz
Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy - Boniface
Maximum Ride series - Patterson
Love, Stargirl - Spinelli
Anything - McDaniells
Weird School series - Gutman
Traces - RoseMontmorency - Updale
Sister's Grimm - Buckley
Enola Holmes Mysteries - Springer
Hatchet - Paulsen
Everlost - Shusterman

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