I’m in full planning mode for the upcoming school year! We don’t actually stop homeschooling, as we homeschool year round, but we do have a point where I like to kind of start over or start fresh and when the kids advance to the next ‘grade’ level. That point is usually the beginning of September, just after my oldest child’s birthday.
As part of my planning, I make a list of literature books that each child can choose from throughout the year for their independent reading. Here is the list that I’ve put together for my 6th grader this year.
- Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- Black Gold by Marguerite Henry
- Pollyanna by Elanor H. Porter
- Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit
- Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
- The Children’s Homer by Padraic Colum
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
- The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
- Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder
- Blue Willow by Doris Gates
- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil F. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
- Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
- The Shining Sword by Charles G. Coleman
- Son of Angels Series by Jonah Stone
- Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
Here are a couple other reading lists by grade level:
3rd Grade Reading List
5th Grade Reading List
And get a FREE printable reading log and book report form by clicking on the graphic below.
Shecki @ Greatly Blessed says
Those are good ones! I’ve read several of them. 🙂
I love your list. I actually posted my 6th grader’s reading list today too. We only have two books in common; The Sign of the Beaver and Indian in the Cupboard. My sixth grader is a little behind in reading so a lot of the books you listed I am waiting until next year to use. You can see my list here. http://bit.ly/1kRDcuz
Thanks for sharing; I’m heading over to check out your list now!
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What a great list! I teach 7-12 English in a Christian school & have noticed that 6th & 7th grade lit often overlap–so I popped in from Hearts for Home link up to check out your list. I use Across Five Aprils w/ my junior high students. Often I use literature teaching packets from a company called Progeny Press, which was created for homeschoolers. Thanks for sharing this post. Blessings!
Renée – I love Progeny Press; that’s what we use in our homeschool.
We read 3 of the books on this list.
Very good books…
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
What a great collection of books! I don’t have a sixth grader yet… although some of these would be great for me to read out to my daughter who’s going into grade 2. We’ve already done The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Thanks so much for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop)!
Wishing you a lovely day.
D Corvin says
Great list! I had to see how we’re measuring up and I’m proud to say we’re at 9 out of 20 on this list that my 6th grader either has already read or is on his list for this year. Not bad!
Thanks for sharing!