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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.

 

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  

Mystery Cube

Mystery Cube

The Mystery Cube asks children to separate a mystery into six distinct elements. Using it, children begin to see how a writer constructs a mystery—and can try writing their own.

 

 

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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  

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  

Celebrating Poetry for Teens

Celebrating Poetry for Teens

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.

 

 

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