Reading

"Something very magical can happen when you read a good book." - J.K. Rowling

6th Grade Literature Units:

Greek Mythology

Poetry

Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of The Iliad

The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of The Odyssey

Julius Caesar

The Prince and the Pauper

Greek Mythology

We will read the following myths in language arts:

  • Echo and Narcissus
  • Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Apollo and Daphne
  • Pygmalion and Galatea
  • Perseus
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • Theseus
  • Hercules

There are many excellent books and other resources available. Here are a few websites to check out to learn more about the Greek gods and mythology:

Vocabulary

This year, we are using the Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop. Be sure to use their online resources to help you improve your vocabulary and study for tests.

Sadlier Connect

Reading is awesome!

The best way for you to improve in reading is to read! You are expected to read for 20 minutes every night as part of your homework. In the coming weeks, you will receive reading logs to record your daily reading. There are many outstanding resources available to help you find great books! Check out the following websites:

Mrs. Puckett's Classroom Library

My classroom library currently contains 594 books. I love reading and I also love to recommend great books to my students. Here are some of my favorites (in no particular order):

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  • Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen