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Books by Canadian Authors?
Plz tell me a few good books for 6th or 7th graders which r by canadian authors....
Also,is coleen murtaugh paratore a canadian?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Young Brian's plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness
when the pilot has a heart attack. Brian must survive on his own. He
develops self-reliance and deals with his parents' divorce.
Margaret Peterson Haddix
The story of what happens to Cinderella after she moves to the palace as
well as what REALLY happened the night of the ball.
The House on Mango Street
A series of related stories that take a glimpse at a young, poor,
Latina's life and neighborhood. Beautifully written.I actually
read it aloud to my classes and used it as a touchstone text
for memoir writing. Very effective because the chapters are
short and manageable for mini-lessons in Writing Workshop.
Joey Pigza Swallows a Key
Joey is a boy with ADD that lives a horrible life
and does things that shouldn't be done at school.
He gets into trouble. It allows me to talk about
behavior, learning problems, punishments, etc.
with my class.
They loved it and it has a lot of science in it
(We read it in science class!) as well as
great "lessons" about life. The main character
is an 11 year old boy who is shipwrecked with a
Black man and the boy goes blind and realizes
the color of skin does not matter.
teacher read aloud
about a strange girl who comes to town
and the reactions she elicits from her
fellow students. Great discussions on
conformity, loyalty to friends, cliques.
Kids really liked it.
Freak the Mighty
I read it aloud
It's about an unusual friendship between a troubled, quiet, rather large
young man and an extremely intelligent boy who is very tiny because of a
debilitating disease. All of my kids loved it in 7/8 grade last year. Also
a movie, The Mighty, but not near as good as the book.
Nothing But The Truth
students read aloud and silently
about a young man who starts a tale about a teacher that is not the truth,
which ends in the teacher's dismissal. It shows how harmful lies can be and
how quickly untruthful tales are spread.
On My Honor
Marion Dane Bauer
The story of two friends who come into conflict about swimming in a river
that flows rapidly and which they have been told not to go near. One of them
drowns, and the other is having a hard time telling the truth about what
really happened...excellent book.
Belle Prater's Boy
This is a coming of age story between two cousins, Gypsy Arbutus Leemaster
and Woodrow Prater. They are brought closer together by the disappearance of
Woodrow's mother, Belle Prater. Full of mystery and humor, written by an
Appalachian author, the mountain dialect brings everything to life.
I am enclosing this website:
www.randomhouse.com/teachers/authors ; this is a listing of great books for
young readers. If you click on the book, it takes you to a synopsis of it
and how to use it in the classroom.
As a social sciences teacher I have found the following novel to be very
appropriate for teaching students about the 60's and the civil rights
The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Paul C. Curtis
The book describes the church bombing in Alabama in 1963 in terms that
students can understand and empathize with in general. It is appropriate
for grades 4-8 and should be read aloud. I haven't seen this much interest
in a class novel in a long time. It carefully entertwines facts about the
bombing with a fictional family in a sympathetic yet humorous way. I
enjoyed this one too!!
Aquarium....interactive television for cats.
Bud, Not Buddy
7th and 8th grade
Bud is a young boy whose mother dies. He goes in search of his real father. I
loved The Watsons Go to Birmingham, as did my students, but they seemed to
this even more.
Harris and Me
7th and 8th grade
Harris has to spend the summer with distant relatives.
He gets himself and his distant cousin in trouble. Hilarious.
The True Confessions
Charlotte has to cross the ocean on a merchant ship with only the men of the
crew for company. Always a favorite for my students.
A Long Way from Chicago
6th and 7th graders
they love it! It would fit in nicely with a Social Studies unit on the Great
Out of the Dust
About: A young girl growing up in the Oklahoma Dust bowl mid-20th century.
Beautifully written, alost like a long poem.
- 5 years ago
Robert J. Sawyer is a Canadian sci-fi writer. One of his books with a good theme would be Mindscan because it raises plenty of questions about identity, morality, and even legal issues. In a nutshell, the theme runs along the lines of "You are who you say you are, no matter what the law says about it." Sorry if that sounds a little mysterious, but it will make perfect sense once you've read the book. Sawyer's books are written for an adult audience, but I think that a well-read older teen could appreciate them. Hope that helps!
- ?Lv 41 decade ago
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
- 1 decade ago
6th or 7th graders?
Try Life of Pi by Yan Martel. They might not fully get it, but it's kind of cool.