Parent & Afterschool Resources by Grade
|Grades 1 - 2|
|Grades 3 - 4|
|Grades 5 - 6|
|Grades 7 - 8|
|Grades 9 - 10|
|Grades 11 - 12|
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|
Use the online Trading Card Creator tool to have children make cards describing their favorite characters from the books on their reading list.
Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.
|Games & Tools|
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.
|Tips & How To's|
Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.
Children in the upper elementary grades can use this form to write a book review to share with friends.
Discover several works of Kathryn Lasky, author of the popular Guardians of Ga'Hoole and the new Wolves of the Beyond series.
|Most Popular for Grades 5 – 6|
1 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
2 | Grades 6 – 8 | Tip & How-To
3 | Grades 6 – 8 | Printout | Word Play
4 | Grades K – 12 | Tip & How-To
5 | Grades 3 – 12 | Game & Tool
1 | Grades K – 6 | Tip & How-To
2 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
3 | Grades 6 – 8 | Tip & How-To
4 | Grades K – 5 | Game & Tool
5 | Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project