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Resources for Grades 5 - 6

Activities & Projects  

Write a Recipe

Write a Recipe

Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.

 

Celebrate Heroes

Celebrate Heroes

Encourage children to spend a little time thinking and writing about just what makes a hero and who their personal heroes might be.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Write a Book Review

Help a Child Write a Book Review

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.

 

 

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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  

Visual Texts for Teens

Visual Texts for Teens

Readers of picture books and graphic novels know that visual images sometimes tell a story in a way that words cannot. Tune in to hear about newly-published middle grade and young adult fiction, graphic novels, biographies, travel memoirs, and informational books, all of which use visual material in ways that enrich the text's meaning.

 

 

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