Common Core Standards for 6th Grade (RL 6.7)
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The first book in the series, Harry receives his invitation to Hogwarts.
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
New kid Roy has moved so many times he has lost count. At his new school he gets picked on by the bully, but is befriended by a girl who stands up to the bully. The kids watch over a place where endangered owls are nesting and are determined to fight a construction project that would destroy the nests.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Set during the civil war, Little Women chronicles the lives of the four March sisters.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Four English school children enter the land of Narnia through the back of the wardrobe to assist the lion in defeating the witch.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toy seller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Shouting "It's my constitutional right!" as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided she'd had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young child.
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marylin Singer
A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.
In 1864 the H.L. Hunley made history as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. Sally M. Walker portrays a fascinating journey through the workings of the famous submarine, its voyages, and the difficult obstacles that were overcome to recover, excavate and conserve the ship.