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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  

Digging for Answers: Become a Dinosaur Word Detective

Digging for Answers: Become a Dinosaur Word Detective

Scientists have been making dinosaur discoveries for a long, long time. Explore this mysterious world by reading about dinosaurs, solving a crossword puzzle, and building your own puzzle.

 

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  

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 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  

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  

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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