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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.

 

Make a Mystery Puzzle

Make a Mystery Puzzle

Have children explore the different parts of mystery writing by making a puzzle about a favorite book. They can then invent and write their own mysteries using the online Mystery Cube tool.

 
 

 

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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 Be Safe Online

How to Be Safe Online

By teaching teens some basic guidelines about online safety, you can help make sure the time they spend online is safe.

 

 

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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  

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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