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Middle School Workbooks

Check out our mega list of fifth & sixth grade workbooks for homeschoolers!

Homeschooling Middle School

Middle school is an important time for growth for most kiddos! While some still consider 5th and 6th grades upper elementary, in my day it was considered middle school-aged and these were the years everything changed.

The days of teacher-led everything are most likely behind and the days of student-led learning have arrived!

Plus, most children are now teetering between kid and teen — which is a challenging place to be.

Parenting and teaching this age requires a great deal of patience and understanding, but it can also be such an incredible journey!

Homeschooling Your Middle School Students with Fifth and Sixth Grade Workbooks

Workbooks are a staple in our homeschool!

We lean on them quite a bit during the summertime, but also enjoy using them during downtime throughout the year as well!

Homeschooling 5th and 6th-grades are no exception, workbooks are absolutely perfect for this age!

Why Use Fifth & Sixth Grade Workbooks?

While I personally wouldn’t homeschool 5th grade & 6th grade using only workbooks, I would however use them as a supplement alongside traditional homeschool curriculum!

I also tend to use them for summer learning. This simply keeps the brain in learning mode during school breaks.

Want to know how I use workbooks and printable worksheets over summer break? Check out Summer Worksheets & Workbooks to get all the details on our summer worksheet packs!

Check out all our 5th & 6th-grade workbook recommendations at the bottom of this post!

Simple Ways to Use Middle School Workbooks…

Homeschooling middle school doesn’t have to be stressful!

It’s actually the perfect time for children to embrace their independence and start taking more responsibility for their own school work – 5th grade truly is a transition year (between elementary & middle school). 

Middle Schoolers Learning at Home Can Use Fifth and Sixth Grade Workbooks

Check out these simple ways to use workbooks for your 5th or 6th grader!

Homeschooling 5th & 6th Grades…

  • Extra Practice – Yes, yes, yes!

If your child is struggling with a certain concept, using workbooks for extra practice is a genius go-to! 

Try sneaking a workbook into your Lazy Morning Basket or simply use them to promote independent learning on formal lesson-free days!

  • On the Go – Seriously one of my favorite options – super simple too! 

If you have a crazy busy day away from home and homeschool lessons just aren’t going to happen, workbooks to the rescue!

I love falling on workbooks for days like this because even if we didn’t get lessons done, the kids still did some learning.

It’s also a great remedy for that pesky mom guilt that tends to creep up on days like this.

Using Workbooks for Middle Schoolers on the GO is a GREAT Option for Extra Learning

  • Looping – Workbooks are perfect for adding to a homeschool loop schedule!

If you already have your core subjects lined up, try adding workbooks into your schedule to cover all the extras! Then, simply add them into your loop.

Not sure how to do this?  Check out my looping posts below!

Homeschool Looping

Looping Activities

Ready to get your hands on some workbooks? Check out our full line-up below!

 

 

Fifth & Sixth Grade Workbooks

Mega List of Fifth & Sixth Grade Workbooks

Looking to find the perfect set of workbooks for your middle schooler? Check out all of our top recommendations below!

See a workbook marked with a * ? Those are simply workbooks we have personally tried and love!

Workbooks for Kids in Middle School

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the homeschool workbooks portion of the blog! 

We absolutely love using workbooks in our homeschool and I’m so excited to share some of our favorites with you!

I hope you found this article helpful and come back to visit again soon!

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Free Resources for Homeschoolers

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Something great? This resource center has plenty of awesome freebies that are perfect for older learners!

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