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Best Books for 10-Year-Olds (5th Grade)
Fifth grade is a major transition year in the life of students. They are still in elementary school and in a sense still kids, yet they are also about to embark on the journey to the middle grades. Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves! Soon after picking up the shovel, Stanley begins to suspect that they are doing more than just moving dirt. This is historical fiction at its finest.
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Print book list. In both stories, a teenage character is stranded in the wilderness following a plane crash. In I Am the Ice Worm , year-old Allison is rescued from the Alaskan wild by an Inupiat trapper, who takes her to his village to stay until she can be reunited with her mother. Find I Am the Ice Worm at your local library. The story is about Brian, 13, and how he manages to survive 54 days in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash.
Looking for the best books for your 5th graders? From read aloud to novel studies to independent reading, there are so many different options and it can be challenging to find quality novels that engage your students while supporting critical thinking about the text. Whether you grab a single copy for your classroom library or read aloud or you buy a whole class set for a large group novel study, these 20 novels are fantastic for fifth grade students. For each book I am sharing below, I've included a short plot summary to help you determine whether it is a good fit for your classroom. I also shared links to the trifold novel study pack that can help save you prep time and ensure you're covering those essential comprehension standards.