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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 "Moving" Sports Poetry

Write "Moving" Sports Poetry

We've all heard the expression "poetry in motion"-this activity gets children writing poems about grace and movement using photos of athletes.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer lets children create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help children pick books that spark their interest, leave them feeling accomplished, and ready to hunt for their next book!

 

 

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Printouts  

Make-a-Word Card Game

Make-a-Word Card Game

Children can be card sharks in this game, which challenges players to build words from prefixes, root words, and suffixes.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Think Peace

Think Peace

Use these books as a springboard to discuss how children and adults alike can use peaceful, nonviolent methods to affect change in society.

 

 

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