Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You Author:Barthe DeClements "Bad" Helen is in trouble. If she can't improve her reading skills, she will be stuck in the sixth grade forever! An ace baseball pitcher and class clown, Helen must now face the fact that reading is not one of her skills. With the help of a sympathetic teacher, Helen decides to brave her classmates' teasing and enter a special education class.
Every special ed. teacher (and regular ed. teacher) should read this! A sixth grade girl struggles with a learning disability while her mother refuses to support enrolling her in special education. The stigma of special ed. is clear, and the main character has humorous ways of coping with her dilemma.