Parent & Afterschool Resources by Grade
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|Grades 5 - 6|
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|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|
Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.
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 Crossword Puzzles tool lets children and teens choose from a selection of puzzles and solve them online. They can also create their own puzzles to solve online or print off.
|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.
Encourage children to ask questions about the natural world, to make observations, and to use their imaginations. They use their findings to create their own book.
It's all about Erica Perl and her books in this podcast episode.
|Most Popular for Grades 5 – 6|
1 | Grades K – 12 | Game & Tool
2 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
3 | Grades 6 – 8 | Printout | Word Play
4 | Grades K – 12 | Tip & How-To
5 | Grades 6 – 8 | Tip & How-To
1 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
2 | Grades K – 6 | Tip & How-To
3 | Grades K – 12 | Game & Tool
4 | Grades K – 5 | Game & Tool
5 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool