Lessons & Units

5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units

These are longer units organized around a single chapter book. These units do not focus on a teaching students any one reading comprehension skill but provide an opportunity for students to practice a suite of reading comprehension skills to master more complex long format reading material. Most units require 4-6 weeks of classroom time.

 
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5th Grade Units

Genre: Biography

Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart

T
870L

The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball

O
760L

Genre: Historical Fiction

Riding Freedom

P
720L

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

U
1000L

Genre: Poetry

Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems

NP

Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Bridge to Terabithia

T
810L

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

O
560L

The Great Gilly Hopkins

S
840L

Maniac Magee

W
820L

Genre: Fantasy

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

T
940L

The Wizard of Oz

P
1000L
 
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6th Grade Units

Genre: Mysteries

Chasing Vermeer

S
770L

Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy

750L

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

T
840L

The Westing Game

V
750L

Genre: Science Fiction

Only You Can Save Mankind

600L

A Wrinkle in Time

W
740L

Genre: Verse Novels

Home of the Brave

W

Keeping the Night Watch and Chess Rumble

Genre: Short Stories

America Street

R
870L

The House on Mango Street

W
870L

Genre: Autobiography

The Lost Garden

W
1110L

Rosa Parks: My Story

U
970L