Sometimes selecting a book that you can dive into more learning fun with your children can be a very daunting task. I firmly believe in encouraging reading. My husband and I actually require our children to read a book of their choice for at least 30 minutes a day, outside of school lessons, before turning on a piece of electronics or heading out to play with friends. When it comes to book studies; however, it can be a fine line of what topics you as the homeschooling parent want to teach your child and what peaks their interests.
For me, this juggling act is much easier if I plan out the books when doing my lesson planning in the summer time. The books listed in this post are by no means the only books we will be reading this year, but these books are the ones that my 6th grader, Beck, sat down and selected with me to do book reports, in depth book studies, book fair projects, etc. with after reading. This year we will go in depth with the following fun 6th grade selections:
- Where the Red Fern Grows
- Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
- Bridge to Terabithia
- Treasure Island
- Gregor The Underland Chronicles (books 1-5)
- Indian in the Cupboard
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Harry Potter Series
- Percy Jackson Series
- Diary of the Wimpy Kid Series
- The Incredible Journey
- Alex Rider (books 1-9)
What books will you and your 6th grader be exploring this year? Let me know so that I can add it to my list for when my daughter is in 6th grade in a few years.