Realistic fiction is a popular genre for Literature Circles because kids can relate to them. Visit this page on Laura Candler's Teaching Resources to read recommendations of great realistic fiction books for upper elementary and middle school students.
50 Adventure Chapter Books For Boys (or girls!) in Elementary and Middle School (from the Jenny Evolution): adventurous, edge-of-your-seat reading draws children into these books, with characters and situations that are extra appealing to boys
generating ideas for our realistic fiction writing pieces: give pictures of real settings on the sides. questioning in the middle. Have students use a graphic organizer with setting and 2 boxes for 2 different problems that could happen there
Wonder by r.j. palacio novel study literature guide flip book
Seriously, Cinderella is so annoying! : the story of Cinderella as told by the wicked stepmother by Trisha Speed Shaskan. The classic tale of Cinderella is told by her stepmother, who was not really so wicked after all.