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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  

Explore and Write About Nature

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.

 

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Explore fairy tales told in both old and new ways and use an online tool to help children create their own “fractured” version of a fairy tale.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Bio Cube

Bio Cube

The Bio Cube asks children to summarize information about a person for a biography or autobiography. The activity helps them learn how to identify and shorten key ideas.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Record Podcasts

How to Record Podcasts

Creating a podcast gives teens a chance to communicate with others. The skills teens learn in this process can help them become better writers and public speakers.

 

 

See All Grades 5 – 6 Tips & How To's

 

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  

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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Most Popular for Grades 5 – 6