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Reading and Literature Fifth Grade

    Fifth grade is the last mediocre level before the great leap forward experienced by six graders.  Although a few bright fifth graders will have made a mental evolution to critical thought, the majority of fifth graders will be at a level that is not too much different than fourth grade.

    An added burden to any teacher is the physical growth factor of this age group.  The boys tend to be rowdy and the girls tend to be easy prey to emotional wars with each other.  Students will experiment with lying, cheating, fighting and rivalry.  If it is not nipped in the bud it can be a serious handicap in later grades.

    Stories must include a reflection of their confusion and must be exciting to read.  Holding their attention requires it!

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Title Author Source Subject
Goha Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast Tales of Nasruddin (Goha)
Knowledge is Wealth and Other Stories Matina Muhammad Amazon Misc.
Folk Tales of Egypt Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast 7 Tales of Egypt
In Anger Uthman Hutchinson Sound Vision Self control
Tarek Lisa Kaaki Halalco Amnesia
The Princess Who Wanted to Be Poor Juwairah Simpson Halalco Adventure
Cheng Ho's Voyage Clyde Ahmad Winters Halalco Adventure
Marouf and the Dream Caravan Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast Adventure story
Stories from the Muslim World Huda Khattab Amazon True stories
Rumi Denys Johnson-Davies Amazon Muslim mystic
The Long Search Khurram Murad Amazon Sahaba story
Love Your God Khurram Murad Amazon Sahaba story
Good Neighbors and Other Stories Assad Busool Amazon Misc. stories from Muslim history
The Salary of the Khalifa Abidullah Ghazi IQRA Misc.
Fatima Az Zahra Ahmad Thompson Amazon Sahabiya story
Asma bint Abu Bakr Ahmad Thompson Amazon Sahabiya story
Abu Bakr: The First Caliph Rashid Feroze Amazon Sahaba story
The Broken Idols and the Jewish Rabbi Khurram Murad Amazon Sahaba stories
The Kingdom of Justice Khurram Murad Amazon Umar ibn Al Khattab
Sitti and the Cats Sally Bahous Amideast Folktale
Avicenna Reza S. Kazemi Amazon Muslim doctor
Cheng Ho Reza S. Kazemi Amazon Muslim explorer
Abu Ayyoub al Ansari Sara Saleem Halalco Sahaba
Karavan: Tales and Plays Zeba Siddiqui Astrolabe Misc. plays
The Prophets IQRA IQRA Prophet stories
Sami and the Time of Troubles Florence P. Heide AWAIR Beirut during the war
The Enchanted Storks Aaron Sheperd Astrolabe Tale of Jinns
The Voyages of Sinbad Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast Adventure
Animals of Paradise Noura Durkee Amideast Paradise
Seif bin Ziyazan Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast Yemeni Hero
Stories From the Arab Past Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast Misc. stories
Animals Tales From the Arab World Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast Tales
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Denys Johnson-Davies Amideast Adventure
The Twins and the Mix-up Eeman Reading Series Noorart Misc. stories
The Twins and the Big Quiz Eeman Reading Series Noorart Misc. stories
The Twins and the Joker Eeman Reading Series Noorart Misc. stories
The Twins and Who is the Thief? Eeman Reading Series Noorart Misc. stories
The Twins and the Tug of War Eeman Reading Series Noorart Misc. stories
The Twins  and the Missing Math Paper Eeman Reading Series Noorart Misc. stories
***Children's Workbook Level 6 Eeman Reading Series Noorart Workbook activities.  Even though it says level 6, this level is actually better for fifth graders.
***Teacher's Notes Level 6 Eeman Reading Series Noorart Teacher notes and suggestions
Rumi for Children: Wisdom of the Selfless Abidullah Ghazi IQRA Moral Tales
Short Islamic Plays for Children Hassan Radwan Astrolabe Plays

Audio Book

The Adventures of Hakeem

N/A Astrolabe Dramatized struggles of a Muslim boy in London

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