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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  

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Let children practice using different types of words in a fill-in-the-blank-story game before making their own word list for a magnetic poetry set.

 

Explore and Write About Nature

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.

 
 

 

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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  

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  

My Nature Story

My Nature Story

Encourage children to ask questions about the natural world, to make observations, and to use their imaginations. They use their findings to create their own book.

 

 

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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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