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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.

 

Batter Up! Telling Sports Stories With Trading Cards

Batter Up! Telling Sports Stories With Trading Cards

Summer is the time for baseball! Through the retelling of the 1941 baseball season, children will see two legendary players as characters and can create trading cards that highlight these players.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Trading Card Creator

Trading Card Creator

Children can use Trading Card Creators to answer questions about a book character's appearance and actions, and to probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Start a Blog

How to Start a Blog

Composing a blog entry gives teens practice in organizing and presenting their ideas effectively and a chance to communicate with their readers.

 

 

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Printouts  

Make-a-Word Card Game

Make-a-Word Card Game

Children can be card sharks in this game, which challenges players to build words from prefixes, root words, and suffixes.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Music provides the perfect introduction and accompaniment to this collection of books including Jazzy Miz Mosetta, Sweethearts of Rhythm, and Boycott Blues.

 

 

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