The resources on this page are based on the theme Try to See it My Way in Grade 5 of Houghton Mifflin's Invitations to Literacy program.


Here is a bibliography of supplementary books that include cross-curricular connections and books that meet individual needs. Click here for the latest update


Help yourself to these extension activities. You can print them out and use them in your classroom.


Here are some links to sites on the Internet that relate to Try to See it My Way.

Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
This free service is provided by St. Olaf College to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. The site provides several different mailing lists to aid teachers and classrooms in organizing specific crosscultural projects, surveys and questionaires. A good place to find some international friends.
FleetKids-Front Yard Fortunes
This site helps kids start their own business through thoughtful questions, helpful suggestions, and cool animation.