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Resources for Grades 5 - 6

Fifth and sixth graders are making the exciting move to middle school. The materials here can help you make the most of their time outside of school.

Activities & Projects  

Make a Mystery Puzzle

Make a Mystery Puzzle

Have children explore the different parts of mystery writing by making a puzzle about a favorite book. They can then invent and write their own mysteries using the online Mystery Cube tool.

 

Write a Recipe

Write a Recipe

Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.

 
 

 

See All Grades 5 - 6 Activities & Projects

Games & Tools  

Stapleless Book

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book tool allows children to make an eight page book of their own, ideal for stories, notes, new words, and more.

 

 

See All Grades 5 - 6 Games & Tools

Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Write a Book Review

Help a Child Write a Book Review

Learning how to evaluate and write a review of a book is an excellent foundation for the critical thinking skills that a child will continue to draw on and refine throughout his or her life.

 

 

See All Grades 5 - 6 Tips & How To's

 

Printouts  

My Nature Story

My Nature Story

Encourage children to ask questions about the natural world, to make observations, and to use their imaginations. They use their findings to create their own book.

 

 

See All Grades 5 - 6 Printouts

Podcasts  

Think Peace

Think Peace

Use these books as a springboard to discuss how children and adults alike can use peaceful, nonviolent methods to affect change in society.

 

 

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Most Popular for Grades 5 - 6