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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 "Moving" Sports Poetry

Write "Moving" Sports Poetry

We've all heard the expression “poetry in motion”—this activity gets children writing poems about grace and movement using photos of athletes.

 

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.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Bio Cube

Bio Cube

The Bio Cube asks children to summarize information about a person for a biography or autobiography. The activity helps them learn how to identify and shorten key ideas.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Revise and Edit

How to Revise and Edit

Once a piece of writing has been revised and major changes have been made, writers edit to make certain that readers won't be confused or distracted by unintentional errors. Read on to learn how to begin editing a piece of writing!

 

 

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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  

Nonfiction Books for Teens

Nonfiction Books for Teens

In this episode, you'll hear about new nonfiction books that explore the role of women in the NASA space program, the Civil Rights Movement, and the experiences of Arab American youth in the post-9/11 era.

 

 

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