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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 Theme Poems

Write Theme Poems

Use shape and theme poems, or poems that look like the things they describe, as a fun way to introduce children to poetry.

 

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.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Start a Blog

How to Start a Blog

Composing a blog entry gives teens practice in organizing and presenting their ideas effectively and a chance to communicate with their readers.

 

 

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Printouts  

Book Review Form

Book Review Form

Children in the upper elementary grades can use this form to write a book review to share with friends.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Celebrating the NCTE African American Read-In

Celebrating the NCTE African American Read-In

Tune in for recommendations of both old and new titles by distinguished African American authors who write for teens.

 

 

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