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What are your favorite literature guides for 5th/6th?


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We never used lit. guides until 7th/8th grade. Favorites for middle school included LL7, LL8 and Lit. Lessons from the Lord of the Rings. We've used and enjoyed the high school levels of some of these ideas below. And you can always try a google search for a "free study guide" or "free literature guide" for a specific book title. Enjoy! Warmest regards, Lori D.



Glencoe online lit. guides

Secular. Free online literature guides. Grades 5-12.

website: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/


guides that would be appropriate for gr. 5/6:

-Across Five Aprils


-I, Juan de Pareja

-Island of the Blue Dolphins

-Johnny Tremain

-Number the Stars


-The Slave Dancer


-Summer of the Swans

-Walk Two Moons

-Where the Red Fern Grows

-Witch of Blackbird Pond

-A Wrinkle in Time

-The Yearling



Further Up Further In

Christian. A full year unit study on the seven Narnia books. For grades 5-8.

website = http://www.cadroncreek.com

also available at = http://www.rainbowresource.com'>http://www.rainbowresource.com'>http://www.rainbowresource.com'>http://www.rainbowresource.com'>http://www.rainbowresource.com'>http://www.rainbowresource.com'>http://www.rainbowresource.com



Discovering Literature series (Garlic Press publishers):

Secular. For grades 5-12.

website: http://www.garlicpress.com/cgi-bin/shop_gp.cgi?product=LITERATURE

see inside or also purchase at: http://www.rainbowresource.com


-Island of the Blue Dolphins

-The Hobbit

-Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

-My Side of the Mountain


-Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

-Where the Red Fern Grows



Progeny Press

Christian. For grades 3-12.

website: http://www.progenypress.com/

see inside or also purchase at: http://www.rainbowresource.com


Upper Elementary Level that gr. 5/6 could do:

-The Best Christmas Pageant

-The Big Wave

-In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson


Middle School Level guides that gr. 5/6 could do:

-Across Five Aprils

-Amos Fortune Free Man

-Anne of Green Gables

-Carry On Mr. Bowditch

-The Cay

-Chronicles of Narnia


-Indian in the Cupboard

-Island of the Blue Dolphins

-Johnny Tremain

-Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

-The Magician's Nephew

-Maniac McGee

-Number the Stars



"Whole language arts" (grammar, spelling, writing, lit.) programs:

- Total Language Plus (Christian) = http://site.totallanguageplus.com/

- Learning Language Arts Through Literature (Christian) = http://www.commonsensepress.com/covers.htm

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