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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  

Explore and Write About Nature

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.

 

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.

 
 

 

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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.

 

 

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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  

New Voices in Young Adult Literature

New Voices in Young Adult Literature

Tune in to this episode to hear about a range of titles by first-time YA authors, including mysteries, romances, humorous stories, and great contemporary realistic fiction.

 

 

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