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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  

Write a Gem of a Poem

Write a Gem of a Poem

Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.

 

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.

 
 

 

See All Grades 5 - 6 Activities & Projects

Games & Tools  

CD/DVD Cover Creator

CD/DVD Cover Creator

The CD/DVD Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets to provide notes and other information.

 

 

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  

Book Review Form

Book Review Form

Children in the upper elementary grades can use this form to write a book review to share with friends.

 

 

See All Grades 5 - 6 Printouts

Podcasts  

Are You at the End of Your Series?

Are You at the End of Your Series?

Finished a series and need some ideas? Join Emily as she chats about some series worth trying.

 

 

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