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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  

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 the1941 baseball season, children will see two legendary players as characters and can create trading cards that highlight these players.

 

The Great Save: Exploring Costs and Savings

The Great Save: Exploring Costs and Savings

This activity gets children to think about money and the choices involved in deciding how to spend—or save—it.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Hero's Journey

Hero's Journey

Harry Potter. Frodo. Luke Skywalker. These popular characters from novels and films share a common root: the ancient myth of the hero’s journey. This tool gives teens the information they need to take a closer look at an epic hero or create a hero of their own.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Interviewing family members or friends can be a valuable way for teens to learn about themselves and their families.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Visual Texts for Teens

Visual Texts for Teens

Readers of picture books and graphic novels know that visual images sometimes tell a story in a way that words cannot. Tune in to hear about newly-published middle grade and young adult fiction, graphic novels, biographies, travel memoirs, and informational books, all of which use visual material in ways that enrich the text’s meaning.

 

 

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Most Popular for Grades 5 – 6