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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 a Gem of a Poem

Write a Gem of a Poem

Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.

 

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.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Timeline

Timeline

The Timeline tool allows users to create descriptive timelines of real or imaginary events.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Printouts  

Book Review Form

Book Review Form

Children in the upper elementary grades can use this form to write a book review to share with friends.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Celebrating Poetry for Teens

Celebrating Poetry for Teens

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.

 

 

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