Since I am introducing text structure this week, we will spend the week learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor and WWII through texts that use cause/effect, problem/solution, and description. We’ll start out by watching FDR’s famous address to Congress and spend a few moments meeting Dale and Johnie Gauno (on Scholastic) who witness the attack.
my kids for their Top 10 favorite war books. Each table worked together and
made a top 20 list. We compromised, and I choose a top 15 list….This is how 5th grade works. I say 10. They say 20. We
compromise on 15. Anyways, here are our favorite war books. If wanted to read
only two of these books, I would choose Shooting the Moon and Shadow.
Incredible, incredible books.
Friends, I hope you have a wonderful
evening! I’ll see you tomorrow and share with you all the goodies on my TPTshopping list! 🙂
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Ooh, war books are always a winner! I have a few favorites set during war time, but I haven't read many that are actually "war books". I'll have to check out your suggestions!
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Deb Hanson says
That bulletin board is awesome! Thanks for the list of good war books. Now I am feeling motivated to sign up to help with the large spring book order for my school's guided reading leveled book room. I know our fifth grade boys would love to read many of these books.
Krystyn Richards says
I just saw your post! Your bulletin board is awesome! When I was in 6th grade I loved the book "Under the Blood Red Sun." It is based in Hawaii right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The book is told from the point of view of a kid that comes from a Japanese family. It is very good.
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Have you ever tried Split History (shows both sides of a conflict) books or Choose Your Own Adventure? My boys loved those (as did some of my girls!). Choose Your Own Adventure is also good for read alouds because of the discussions they have when they come to a choice. Happy hunting!
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