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Subject: 5th grade teacher looking for sets of the same titles
Date Posted: 11/10/2008 8:52 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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Hi, everyone!

I'm a 5th grade teacher who is just learning about guided reading.  I'm trying to get myself a library of books for this level.  My students range from a 4.5 reading level up to about a 5.5-5.7 reading level.  Does anyone have sets of at least 6-8 of the same book that would fit this age level?  Any idea where I can get books like this for a small charge.  I've checked Scholastic but at $3.50-$4.50 a book, I'm looking at $35 a pop.

Also, are there any good links/sites/books that you would recommend to someone who is incorporating this on her own.  Our district currently doesn't require it and teaches reading out of a basal.  I'd love to expand and have my students actually ENJOY reading.  I'm trying to learn all that I can before I go into this full force.

Thanks for any help!


Subject: Use tbe book bazzar on PBS
Date Posted: 11/11/2008 12:59 PM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2008
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I was able to get my daughter's 5th grade teacher 22 copies of the same book while building her library by using the BB.  Many times there are 4 for 1 deals or better.  If you look often you will see many people have the same book.  The one she wanted was Holes.  Also got the Bridge to Terabithia.  It does not take long to get them either ... just credits.

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 5:03 PM ET
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Thanks, snowbear!

I did post this same message in BB so hopefully someone will respond!  It was really nice of you to build up her teacher's library!

Subject: 5th grade books
Date Posted: 11/12/2008 8:21 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2008
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I'm no longer teaching 5th grade and have a closet full of multiple copies of books I can no longer use.  I've tried posting multiple copies, but can't do it.  How can I market these on PBS?  How can I help you out?

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 9:36 PM ET
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Nancy...........I've tried to post multiple copies but PBS only lets you list them 1 at a time. 

If you would PM me the titles that you have and how many of each you have, I would really appreciate it.  Perhaps we could work out a deal w/ credits for a box or two.

If you are interested in getting rid of some of your multiples, please PM me.  I really appreciate it.



Subject: native american books,some history
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:26 AM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2008
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I have some Native American Life,Let Freedom Ring,and We The People books-these were used in the 4th grade curriculum here in Texas,but would work for 5th grade-I have some posted in the 9-12 year old section-leigh britton

Subject: Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Date Posted: 11/21/2008 6:57 AM ET
Member Since: 2/7/2008
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I am looking for multiple copies of this books for school. 10-12 total. Does anyone have any multiples they want to made a deal on?! Thank you. Sue