sixth grade graphicTechnology-Rich Learning Experiences
for Sixth Graders

The following resources are designed for sixth graders and their teachers.


Language Arts

Language Arts

Houghton Mifflin Reading - Grade

Houghton Mifflin KidViews
Find and submit book reviews

Houghton Mifflin Power Proofreading

Houghton Mifflin Bright Ideas for Writing
Ideas for different types of writing. Print or put on PowerPoint

Houghton Mifflin Grammar Blast
Quizzes for Grade 6 grammar.

Scott Foresman Reading

Houghton Mifflin Evaluation Station quality website
Great tools for self-evaluating different types of writing such as Opinion Essay, Persuasive Essay, Compare-Contrast Essay, Research Report, Personal Narrative, and Story. Good practice using the web for reading and interaction.


42explore: Charles Dickens

42explore: Debate

42explore: Fantasy and Science Fiction

42explore: Figurative Language

42explore: Journal Writing

42explore: Mystery

42explore: Mythology

42explore: Oral History

42explore: Poetry

42explore: William Shakespeare

42explore: Skimming and Scanning

42explore: Mark Twain

42explore: Writing

Interactive Activities

Art Tales
Tell stories with wildlife art.

Book Adventure
Quizzes based on books

Grid Club Language Arts Games
Lots of interactive games on English concepts.

Great online, story building tool.

Listen and Write Poetry
Explore the Rap Realm, Wonderwords, Simile Satellite, and Free Style.

Naturescapes - Tiered Reading
Building your own with the Video and Image Starter Resources.

Play Magnetic Poetry - regular or kid's poetry
Write poems, submit poems, read poems and evaluate poems

Print and Go from Grid Club
Create a book, story, bookmark, poster, postcard, membership, paper, etc.

ReadWrite Think: Student Materials
Interactive tools that support national language arts standards.

ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plans 6-8

Starters for Narrative, Persuasive, & Expository Writing

The following bullets are K-12 resources. Explore the following resources for writing project ideas:

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Sixth Grade Math

General Resources
(Area, perimeter, fractions, whole numbers)

AAA Math - Grade 6

BBC Math Files

Games about numbers, data handling, space & measure, and algebra.

Harcourt Math Games for Grade 6

Houghton Mifflin - Test Prep Practice - Grade 6
Chapter 1 (Operations with Whole Numbers), Chapter 3 (Fractions & Number Theory), Chapter 4 (Fractions), Chapter 7 (Ratio, Proportion, Percent), Chapter 9 & 10 (Geometry)
A score is provided at the end.

Houghton Mifflin - Test Quest: Be a Better Test-Taker - Grade 6
Ideas for test taking. Contains audio and examples.

Houghton Mifflin - Brain Teasers - Grade 6
A dozen brain teasers related to math topics. Could be printed.

Houghton Mifflin - Math Games - Grade 6
Four great math review games.

Houghton Mifflin - E Math Manipulatives - Grade 6
A dozen eManipulatives for many areas including fractions and decimals.

The Eigg and the Internet
Math in the news with math questions.

Geometic Shapes and Figures from 42explore

Against All Odds: Statistics

Middle School Math

Middle School Math - Scholastic Math Hunt

Statistics & Probability from 42explore

Interactive Activities

Cat Math

Cool Math 4 Kids

Create a Graph from NCES

Figure This: Take a Challenge

Grid Club Math Games
Lots of interactive games on math concepts.

Illuminations from NCTM
Many interactive activities to match national math standards.

Let's Graph - Grades 5-9

ReviseWise Maths from BBC
Activities on numbers, data handling, shape, space, measure, and mental math.

Sixth Grade Math! from KidPort

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Sixth Grade Science


Grid Club Science Games
Lots of interactive games on science concepts.

Harcourt Science Video Update
Lots of short video clips on a wide range of science topics.

ReviseWise Science from BBC

Science from BBC

Life Science

Scott Foresman: Life Science
Cells, reproduction, heredity, change, ecosystems, biomes.

42explore: Genetics


The Gene Scene from Ology at the AMNH

42explore: Invasive Species

Micro-organisms from BBC
Game and quiz.

Physical Science

Scott Foresman: Physical Science
Heat, matter (caves), changes (acids to bases), moving objects, light, color, sound.

42explore: Color

42explore: Light

Amusement Park Physics
Learn about the physics of roller coasters.

Reactions, elements, atoms, matter, biochemistry

Science of Light
Light in color and laws of light

Way to Go, Einstein
Lots of activities

How We See Things from BBC
Games and quiz.

Earth Science

Scott Foresman: Earth Science
Technology, weather, earth processes, universe, resources, conservation, ocean pollution

42explore: Hurricane

42explore: Tornadoes

42explore: Clouds

42explore: EarthQuake

42explore: Fire

42explore: Floods & Flooding

42explore: Snow

42explore: Soils

42explore: Glacier

42explore: Global Warming

42explore: Recycle - Reduce - Reuse

42explore: Weather

42explore: Wind

Owlie Skywarn from NOAA

Human Body

Scott Foresman: Human Body
Control systems, drugs, and your body

42explore: Respiratory System

42explore: Skeletal System

42explore: Tobacco, Smoking, & Cessation

42explore: Vitamins and Minerals

Be Real
Drug prevention for kids

Gross and Cool Body

Substance Abuse Links

This Way to My Body

Illinois Standards - Health Resources

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Sixth Grade Social Studies

Social Studies
(Ancient Civilizations (Rome, China), Middle Ages)

Ancient Civilizations

42explore: Mythology

Grid Club History Games
Lots of interactive games on History concepts.

History from BBC
Includes Romans, Greeks, Saxons, Celts, Egyptians, Vikings, Victorians

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport
Great topics including time & space, prehistory, mesopotamia, Encient Egypt, Crusades, Middle East, Ancient Africa, Chinese History, Anicent Greece, Ancient Rome, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment.

Odyssey Online
Includes resources for Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Africa. Easy to read on people, mythology, daily life, beath & Burial, writing, and archaeology. Great for answering questions and writing research papers. Great links.

Ancient Africa

42explore: Ancient Africa

Ancient Americas

42explore: Aztecs

42explore: Incas

42explore: Maya

Learn about the collapse of ancient civilizations.

Ancient China

42explore: Ancient China

More Soldiers in the Terra Cotta Army - Harcourt News Break

Ancient Egypt

42explore: Egypt

Die Like an Egyptian based on Illinois Standards (For Teachers)

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Rome

42explore: Ancient Rome

Romans in Scotland

Middle Ages

42explore: Castles

42explore: Medieval Times

Middle Ages
Learn about daily life.

Storm the Castle based on Illinois Standards (For Teachers)


42explore: Renaissance

Explore the people, places, and activities of the Renaissance.


42explore: Explorers

42explore: Vikings


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BBC Schools - Ages 4-11

BBC Schools - Ages 11-16



Getting Students Connected - Grade 6

Grade 6 Curriculum Links for Shrewsbury Public Schools


Teacher Tap

Teacher Tap: Content Area Websites

Sixth Grade Skills from Internet4classrooms

Scholastic Activities

Teacher Pages

Mrs. Silverman's Webfolio

Teacher Tap: Teacher and Classroom Pages


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