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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  

Create Trading Cards for Favorite Characters

Create Trading Cards for Favorite Characters

Use the online Trading Card Creator tool to have children make cards describing their favorite characters from the books on their reading list.

 

Write a Recipe

Write a Recipe

Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.

 
 

 

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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  

Help a Child Write a Poem

Help a Child Write a Poem

Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.

 

 

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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  

A Kathryn Lasky Feature Episode

A Kathryn Lasky Feature Episode

Discover several works of Kathryn Lasky, author of the popular Guardians of Ga'Hoole and the new Wolves of the Beyond series.

 

 

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