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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.

 

Send Postcards From the Concert

Send Postcards From the Concert

Have children practice combining sentences using initial impressions of music. The finished message goes on an illustrated postcard.

 
 

 

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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  

How to Revise and Edit

How to Revise and Edit

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!

 

 

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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  

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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