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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  

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.

 

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.

 
 

 

See All Grades 5 – 6 Activities & Projects

Games & Tools  

Hero's Journey

Hero's Journey

Harry Potter. Frodo. Luke Skywalker. These popular characters from novels and films share a common root: the ancient myth of the hero’s journey. This tool gives teens the information they need to take a closer look at an epic hero or create a hero of their own.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help children pick books that spark their interest, leave them feeling accomplished, and ready to hunt for their next book!

 

 

See All Grades 5 – 6 Tips & How To's

 

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.

 

 

See All Grades 5 – 6 Printouts

Podcasts  

Survival!

Survival!

Whether you need survival how-tos, want to put your survival skills to the test, or like to read historical adventures about brave kids who have survived real disasters, this episode has something for you.

 

 

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