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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  

Create Trading Cards for Favorite Characters

Create Trading Cards for Favorite Characters

Use the online Trading Card Creator tool to have children make cards describing their favorite characters from the books on their reading list.

 

Write a Gem of a Poem

Write a Gem of a Poem

Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Comic Creator

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites children and teens to design their own comic strips.

 

 

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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  

What I've Read

What I've Read

Children can use this chart to keep track of the books, stories, and magazine articles that they read. This organizer can also help with comparison of different genres and formulation of opinions about the texts.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Celebrating Poetry for Teens

Celebrating Poetry for Teens

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.

 

 

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