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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 a Recipe

Write a Recipe

Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.

 

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  

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  

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!

 

 

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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  

Are You at the End of Your Series?

Are You at the End of Your Series?

Finished a series and need some ideas? Join Emily as she chats about some series worth trying.

 

 

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