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Resources for Grades 5 - 6


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The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.

 

Student Interactives

 

Fact Fragment Frenzy

Fact Fragment Frenzy

Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary students with an online model for finding facts in nonfiction text, then invites students to find facts in five sample passages.

 

 

Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy for Small-Group Guided Reading

Students learn about the process of questioning and using webs to organize information during reading and then practice writing factual and inferential questions.

 

 

Mystery Cube

Mystery Cube

The Mystery Cube helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading or prewriting activity.

 
 

 

Alliteration in Headline Poems

Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.

 

 

Essay Map

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 
 

 

What Am I? Teaching Poetry through Riddles

Students explore figurative language in poetry by reading and writing riddle poems.

 

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Picture Book Power: Connecting Children's Literature and Mathematics

Picture Book Power: Connecting Children's Literature and Mathematics

Use children's literature to provide a meaningful context for learning in mathematics.

 

Differentiated Assessment and Grading: Fair Isn't Always Equal

Differentiated Assessment and Grading: Fair Isn't Always Equal

Being sensitive to students' readiness levels, learning preferences, and designations while holding them accountable for the same standards can be a challenge what's fair and leads to real student learning? Join us for a candid look at the the burning issues of standards-based assessment and grading in a differentiated classroom.

 

 

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