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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 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.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Graphic Map

Graphic Map

The Graphic Map allows children and teens to chart the significant points related to a particular item or group of items, such as chapters in a book, amounts of money spent, events during a day,
month, year, or life, or scenes in a play.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help children pick books that spark their interest, leave them feeling accomplished, and ready to hunt for their next book!

 

 

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

 

Printouts  

Qualities of Good Storytelling

Qualities of Good Storytelling

This printout helps children focus on books that they are currently reading to see different models of well-told stories.

 

 

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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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