Even during the carefree months of summer, children can be preparing for the next grade with Daily Summer Activities. It’s packed with engaging activities that will build learners’ confidence for the next grade level by practicing essential skills. Activities offer practice of essential skills across subject areas, including reading, math, writing, spelling, and geography. With just one or two activities per day over a 10-week period, Daily Summer Activities helps to keep skills sharp without getting in the way of vacation time. Updated in 2018, the revised Daily Summer Activities reflects grade-level expectations and includes open-ended questions to develop your child’s critical thinking skills. Each week includes: 2 fiction or nonfiction reading passages with 4 comprehension questions 12 spelling words 2 activities practicing a variety of grammar and usage skills 1 sentence-editing activity to correct capitalization, punctuation, and other errors 1 vocabulary activity practicing skills such as compound words, word parts, synonyms, and homographs 3 math activities practicing skills such as word problems, fractions, decimals, and measurement 1 geography activity testing basic map-reading skills and concepts 2 creative writing exercises 1 critical thinking activity record form to jot down memorable moments and keep a reading log The switch from elementary school to middle school is often more stressful for students and parents than heading to high school. Help your sixth grader feel confident by reinforcing the crucial skills mastered in fifth grade with Evan-Moor’s Daily Summer Activities for grades five to six. This summer activity book is an ideal summer bridge pick for soon-to-be sixth graders, delivering 10-weeks of lessons that touch on reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, math, geography, critical thinking and more. The short, focused exercises are perfect for summer learning because they still leave plenty of time for bike rides, beach time and other outdoor play.