Parent & Afterschool Resources by Grade
|Grades 1 - 2|
|Grades 3 - 4|
|Grades 5 - 6|
|Grades 7 - 8|
|Grades 9 - 10|
|Grades 11 - 12|
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|
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.
Have children practice combining sentences using initial impressions of music. The finished message goes on an illustrated postcard.
|Games & Tools|
Diamante poems are poems where the longest line comes in the middle, creating a diamond-like shape. The Diamante Poems tool helps children write these patterned poems.
|Tips & How To's|
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!
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.
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.
|Most Popular for Grades 5 – 6|
1 | Grades K – 12 | Game & Tool
2 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
3 | Grades 6 – 8 | Printout | Word Play
4 | Grades K – 12 | Tip & How-To
5 | Grades 6 – 8 | Tip & How-To
1 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
2 | Grades K – 12 | Game & Tool
3 | Grades K – 5 | Game & Tool
4 | Grades K – 6 | Tip & How-To
5 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool