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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 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  

Stapleless Book

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book tool allows children to make an eight page book of their own, ideal for stories, notes, new words, and more.

 

 

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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  

Adventures With Erica Perl

Adventures With Erica Perl

It's all about Erica Perl and her books in this podcast episode.

 

 

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