Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You Helen fears that lack of improvement in her reading may leave her stuck in the sixth grade forever until a good teacher recognizes her reading problem

  • Title: Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You
  • Author: Barthe DeClements
  • ISBN: 9780140371307
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • Helen fears that lack of improvement in her reading may leave her stuck in the sixth grade forever, until a good teacher recognizes her reading problem.

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    1. Helen Nichols has a reputation for being one of the best pitchers, and worst readers, in the sixth grade. She's also known as one of the biggest troublemakers in school. At the start of the year, she's assigned to the classroom of Mrs.Lobb--"Blob" to those who know her--a teacher with very little tolerance and a lot of rules. Although Helen works for hours after school every day with her mother on her homework, she can't fake her way through reading assignments and tests all year, and soon she's [...]


    2. I tutor a 6th grader who had this book as part of her summer reading requirements. The story is about Helen, a lovable troublemaker who has a pretty bad reading problem. As an educator, I thought it was an interesting way to broach the subject of special education - especially in cases where the student isn't necessarily "retarded" but maybe dyslexic etc. However, like Helen's friends in the story, the gravity of her problem and what she was going through completely went over the head of my stud [...]


    3. Read the series other than this book so many years ago, that I had to finish the one I didn't. :) It was cute for its age limit and, even as an adult, had me laughing.


    4. 1) Helen Nichols is a textbook “learning-disabled kid who acts out” archetype, but she’s done really well. For one thing, she doesn’t take it out on her classmates, but rather plays pranks on the teachers and faculty. Second, she’s…okay, I try not to use the “relatable” card, I like characters whether or not I can see myself in them. But her feelings about reading are pretty much the same as mine on algebra. D: So I can appreciate her moaning and groaning and GRAR over the whole [...]


    5. It's hard to say which book is better, 'Nothing's Fair in the Fifth Grade' or this one. Elsie Edwards is in this book, though she's actually a minor character, the focus is on a new character who has a learning disability and has to deal with that. I guess that's why this book is titled as such, right? She's a normal girl who makes mistakes and gets in a bit of trouble it's a very realistic book. It's been a long time since I read it, I probably should read it again for a stroll down memory lane [...]


    6. Recently my daughter and I read "Fish in a Tree," about a girl who is dyslexic and how she deals with that challenge both in the classroom and socially. It reminded me so much of this 80s book that was a favorite of mine when I was just my daughter's age. Cultural references are dated but it's still a great story! Read it in 90 minutes.


    7. I thought that this book was great. It teaches people that you're gonna make it in life no matter what kind of education you get. You're going to be ok, whatever you are good or bad at. The best thing you can do is just sit back and watch your life take its toll and remember to control those big decisions in life. We even have to have a little fun in our lives just like "Bad Helen". I liked the characters that was her dad and Mr. Marshall. I liked her dad because he was easy-going about Helen's [...]


    8. This book was good. It is about a girl named Helen that is now in 6th grade and she is really naughty. She gets lots and lots of discipline slips until something changes a little. She becomes good for awhile she is now in the special education group because Helen has all F's in social studies reading and spelling. And she needs help BIG time.



    9. Painfully realistic depiction of a talented, athletic girl who also has learning disabilities and behavior problems.





    10. Sixth Grade Can Really Kill YouPLOT: Helen is starting this sixth grade & instead of getting into the class she wants with the cool teacher and the rest of her friend's she gets Mrs. Lobb. Helen has a learning disability and because of that she acts out and gets in trouble all the time. But her mother is in denial over this and insist on working with her-herself. That is until her Dad steps in and Helen gets the help she needs and she sees that attending "special class" isn't so bad and she [...]


    11. The main character in this book is different from most of the books I've read in the children and young adult categories. Unlike most book protagonists, Helen has a reading disability. She's had it all her life, and her mother tries her best to help, with little success for either. Add to that Helen's propensity for trouble-making, and we have a sixth grader who really doesn't get along well at school.The story follows Helen through her sixth grade year as her feelings about school worsen along [...]


    12. Helen is a girl who isn't doing well in reading, spelling, and social studies. And gets horrible grades on those subjects. Other than bad at academics she is a trouble maker. But she becomes a better student. And isn't a such troublemaker.


    13. I guess I don't need an 'issues' book right now. This seems to be a good one of its kind, but it is dated, and it is not subtle or, imo, engaging.


    14. Sixth Grade Can Really Kill YouPLOT: Helen is starting this sixth grade & instead of getting into the class she wants with the cool teacher and the rest of her friend's she gets Mrs. Lobb. Helen has a learning disability and because of that she acts out and gets in trouble all the time. But her mother is in denial over this and insist on working with her-herself. That is until her Dad steps in and Helen gets the help she needs and she sees that attending "special class" isn't so bad and she [...]


    15. Chapter 1: I just started but I wanted to start off with a few thoughts in the first chapter. It's definitely written as if it were a 6th grader speaking without a doubt but one thing I did find slightly confusing is the amount of first and last names of the many different characters in JUST the first chapter! I like the flow so far of how they are explaining who Helen is with her descriptive vision of Bad Helen but I think she put to much thought into EVERY character. I had to go back and check [...]


    16. Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You by Barth DeClementsShelves: award-winner, RED 31Reading level: 6.1Interest level: grade 4-6Helen, a young lady who is entering the sixth grade is discovering she has not only a reading problem, but also a behavior problem. She is in the stage where she is learning to grow up and she has to overcome a lot of obstacles in the sixth grade. Thankfully, her teacher, friends, and family are there to help her. I really enjoyed this book because it was so realistic, like [...]


    17. Title: Sixth Grade Can Really Kill YouAuthor: Barthe DeClementsSummary: Helen is a weird and different girl. She is good at baseball and math, but sucks at pretty much everything else but complaining. Helen finds out that she has to go to a special education class. At first, she gets really mad, but then she starts to like it and gets better at school.Analyzation: I think the book wasn't that bad, but I would like it better if it had more action. My favorite part was when Helen gets out of the c [...]


    18. A fun read that makes you think about how best to help people with special needs. Liked it a lot, will be recommending it to my kids. It is frequently challenged due to the use of the word retard in the book - a point I would discuss with a young person before encouraging them to read it, but well worth the discussion!


    19. The escapades of a girl with a learning disability, but one who's a great athlete and a math whiz. She doesn't read or spell well, but is quite imaginative when pulling pranks on people. She often gets in trouble with her fuddy duddy teacher. It's a humorous book and I enjoyed it. I didn't think it was necessarily true to life. I can't imagine a 6th grade girl pulling some of those stunts, more likely a boy would, but it held my interest throughout the story. In the end, she does get the special [...]


    20. My a--hole 6th grade teacher in 87 read this to us. My classmates called the author "Barf" DeClements but I'd actually read it before the dumba-- read it to us. Always ahead of the teacher, sigh. Anyhow I could relate due to the fact I ABHORED 6th grade as my teacher sucked and the kids were venomous. I also struggled with learning issues as Helen does. Math. I dreaded it with a burning churn in my stomach. I was made fun of from other kids as I didn't "get" math. I liked the Seattle setting as [...]


    21. I used to love this book as a kid, I found it at 2nd hand book stall recently and picked it up for the memories. I actually rather enjoyed it when I read it again, which is more than I can say of a lot of the other books that I enjoyed in my youth. It did strike me while reading it that a kid of Helen's age capable of reading a book at this level would not really be able to relate to her learning disabilities and inability to read. Still, I guess it would give them an insight into what some othe [...]


    22. February 26,2011 I am on page 36 of this book. So farrr ittss reallly reallly greatOne thing i am wondering about this book is will Helen get beettter grades. Helen is the main character of this great book. She is 11 and she's in 6th grade like us. Helen has bad grades, shes a HORRRIBLE READER, and she ALWAYS gets in trouble. I would recomened this book to people who like books ith details, funny sayings, not confusing , and not a lot of pages. *ILOVEJUSTINBIEBER*<3- Gianna Piazza


    23. You can tell this book was written in the 80's! Great examples of things kids would really do and statements they would make at 12, makes it extremely realistic. I felt that Helen's character was underdeveloped. Wasn't believable that she'd actually do the things she did. Her frustration with reading was clear though. Loved Mr. Marshall and most everyone will be able to relate to having had a Mrs. Lobb!


    24. I remember reading this book! Some of the comments on the thread regarding this book indicate that this book is too complex and controversial for sixth graders to read. I read this book in the sixth grade and I don't think so! I remember understanding the girl's problem and rooting for her. As adults we forget that our state of mind is not so vague at that age. Anyways, I enjoyed the book in those days and haven't read it since, but I'll look for a copy and read it again.


    25. Book 7: This is a book about a girl who thinks she is not going to pass the sixth grade. In order for her to pass she has to get her reading class change to like a speech class that helps you read better. She doesn't want to because her friends calls it the special ed class and she doesn't want to be in type type of class.


    26. - i normally dont read books like this, it was a reading assignment, overall it was cute, not my favorite but not my least favorite, you know?11 yr old helen suffers from dislexia a however you spell it)and her desicion whether or not to go in the "retard room" (special ed class). Its doesnt look to inviting but it is


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