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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 "Moving" Sports Poetry

Write "Moving" Sports Poetry

We've all heard the expression "poetry in motion"-this activity gets children writing poems about grace and movement using photos of athletes.

 

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Let children practice using different types of words in a fill-in-the-blank-story game before making their own word list for a magnetic poetry set.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Hero's Journey

Hero's Journey

Harry Potter. Frodo. Luke Skywalker. These popular characters from novels and films share a common root: the ancient myth of the hero's journey. This tool gives teens the information they need to take a closer look at an epic hero or create a hero of their own.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Be Safe Online

How to Be Safe Online

By teaching teens some basic guidelines about online safety, you can help make sure the time they spend online is safe.

 

 

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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  

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Music provides the perfect introduction and accompaniment to this collection of books including Jazzy Miz Mosetta, Sweethearts of Rhythm, and Boycott Blues.

 

 

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