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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  

Digging for Answers: Become a Dinosaur Word Detective

Digging for Answers: Become a Dinosaur Word Detective

Scientists have been making dinosaur discoveries for a long, long time. Explore this mysterious world by reading about dinosaurs, solving a crossword puzzle, and building your own puzzle.

 

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  

Trading Card Creator

Trading Card Creator

Children can use Trading Card Creators to answer questions about a book character's appearance and actions, and to probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Interviewing family members or friends can be a valuable way for teens to learn about themselves and their families.

 

 

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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  

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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