The Cricket in Times Square

Do you ever think that your students are having fun without you?  That you're missing out?  I certainly was!  I implemented Status of the Class this year, thanks to Donalyn Miller's book, Reading in the Wild.   My students were sharing what they were reading, but I wasn't participating in it.  I know, what was I thinking??  So I thought this would be a good opportunity to share my favorite 5th grade novels with my classes.

First up, The Cricket in Times Square, by Garth Williams.  I love this book!

I've been home sick with my daughter the past few days, so I turned my recent readings into a novel study to share.

It includes comprehension questions and vocabulary for each chapter of the book.  It works well for 3rd-5th grade students in literature circles or as a whole class novel.

Click here or on any of the pictures to pick it up from my store.

Next up, Harriet the Spy and then The Phantom Tollbooth!  What are some of your favorite novels from elementary school?

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