We have used visual reading lists in our homeschool for years now! I spend lots of time each summer creating these lists for my kids and they really help throughout the school year. Today I am sharing our 6th-grade book list, for my daughter.
I used many sources to find books I thought she might enjoy and that I wanted her to try. She is my bookworm and reads a LOT on her own. She gravitates towards fantasy books so I have tried to fill her list with more historical and realistic fiction. We may add to this list if I find new books throughout the year, but this is our starting point.
This year I have already chosen the assigned books and created printables for them. I let her choose which book she wants to start with from the assigned books, she chose Stay, which I am excited about because I know she will love it!! You can find our printables for all of these books and more here on our Read for a Reason webpage! Below you can see the 6 books I am planning on assigning this year.
The rest of the books on the list are books I think she will enjoy and most I have read. I will use the remaining books as more assigned books or suggestions throughout the year. I like to make a bigger list than we will need so I don’t run out of ideas! We do not own all of these so I have her choose and I put the book on hold at the library.
The Reading Notebook
I forgot to show the back of her notebook, that’s where I keep the genre printable so it’s easy to refer to!
Downloads & How-To…
I have a few downloads you are welcome to use if you’d like. First, here is a PDF copy of the book choice page featuring the books I chose for her. If you want to create your own visual list, it is easy! I have a video tutorial here!
I have a Facebook Live video sharing about these visual booklists, and why we love them! You can watch that here!
More Book Lists
- 3rd Grade Book List
- 3rd Grade Book List – End of Year Update!
- 4th Grade Book List
- 5th Grade Book List
- 5th Grade Book List – End of Year Update!
- 5th Grade Book List, part 2
- 6th Grade Book List
- 7th Grade Book List
- 8th Grade Book List