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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.

 

Telling My Story: Make a Bio-Cube

Telling My Story: Make a Bio-Cube

Let children explore an interesting subject—themselves. An online tool will teach them to summarize and organize information as they write.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Flip Book

Flip Book

The Flip Book allows users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long.

 

 

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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  

Celebrating the Earth

Celebrating the Earth

Every day is Earth Day! Emily shares her story of children inspired by The Lorax and how they might take action with 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Emily also explores science and nature activities with guest Sharon Betty and The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming.

 

 

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