Parent & Afterschool Resources by Grade
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|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.
Have children explore the different parts of mystery writing by making a puzzle about a favorite book. They can then invent and write their own mysteries using the online Mystery Cube tool.
|Games & Tools|
The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.
|Tips & How To's|
Learning how to evaluate and write a review of a book is an excellent foundation for the critical thinking skills that a child will continue to draw on and refine throughout his or her life.
Children can be card sharks in this game, which challenges players to build words from prefixes, root words, and suffixes.
Move to the beat with musical barnyard animals who live it up when the sun goes down!
|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