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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  

Celebrate Heroes

Celebrate Heroes

Encourage children to spend a little time thinking and writing about just what makes a hero and who their personal heroes might be.

 

Send Postcards From the Concert

Send Postcards From the Concert

Have children practice combining sentences using initial impressions of music. The finished message goes on an illustrated postcard.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Mystery Cube

Mystery Cube

The Mystery Cube asks children to separate a mystery into six distinct elements. Using it, children begin to see how a writer constructs a mystery—and can try writing their own.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Write a Poem

Help a Child Write a Poem

Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.

 

 

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Printouts  

What I've Read

What I've Read

Children can use this chart to keep track of the books, stories, and magazine articles that they read. This organizer can also help with comparison of different genres and formulation of opinions about the texts.

 

 

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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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