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Fill in the Blanks Story
Fill in the Blanks Story
Worksheet
Fill in the Blanks Story
Create your own crazy story with this fill-in-the-blank story! Your budding writer will practice parts of speech as he fills in missing parts of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Baobab, Tree of Life
Informational Reading Comprehension: Baobab, Tree of Life
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Baobab, Tree of Life
Discover why an odd-looking tree is known as Africa’s "tree of life" with this reading comprehension worksheet.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Worksheet
Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Help students hone reading comprehension skills and techniques with this classic Robert Frost poem.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Commonly Confused Words #1
Commonly Confused Words #1
Worksheet
Commonly Confused Words #1
Students use sentence-level context clues and their knowledge of vocabulary as they practice using commonly confused word pairs.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our independent study activities features 5 days of reading, writing and math for third graders.
3rd grade
Math
Workbook
Reading Comprehension: Rikki-tikki-tavi
Reading Comprehension: Rikki-tikki-tavi
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Rikki-tikki-tavi
Meet the curious mongoose Rikki-tikki-tavi in this sixth-grade reading comprehension worksheet adapted from the classic Rudyard Kipling tale.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features #1
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features #1
Worksheet
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features #1
Learners practice using context clues to identify the meaning of new words in this language and vocabulary worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our series contains 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fifth grade.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Let's Go Camping: Word Search
Let's Go Camping: Word Search
Worksheet
Let's Go Camping: Word Search
Want to get your child geared up for the next family camping trip? Let him search through these hidden camping-themed words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Context Clues Check-Up
Context Clues Check-Up
Worksheet
Context Clues Check-Up
Use this resource to assess your students’ mastery of using context clues to determine word meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Civil Rights Leaders Word Puzzle
Civil Rights Leaders Word Puzzle
Worksheet
Civil Rights Leaders Word Puzzle
Children learn about American Civil Rights and Abolitionist pioneers in this word search puzzle worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Commonly Confused Words #2
Commonly Confused Words #2
Worksheet
Commonly Confused Words #2
Help students hone their language and vocabulary skills with this worksheet in which learners use sentence-level context clues to write the word that correctly completes each sentence.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Words
Root Words
Exercise
Root Words
Students will understand just where their vocabulary words come from with this root words exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Your students will work together to find new vocabulary words and create a short summary of a nonfiction text related to the butterfly life cycle. Use this worksheet as an introduction to the Create a Nonfiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
Lesson Plan
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
This lesson will help your students use sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. Students will enjoy learning about maps and figuring out tricky words along the way!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Learners identify and define word parts in this fifth- and sixth-grade grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Preschool Reading
Preschool Reading
Workbook
Preschool Reading
Preschoolers get essential reading practice in this workbook, which focuses on the fundamentals of phonics.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
In this seventh-grade ELA worksheet, students read a fascinating informational text about the history of kites and answer comprehension questions covering a variety of reading skills. 
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Synonyms in Context
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Synonyms in Context
Worksheet
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Synonyms in Context
In this vocabulary-building worksheet, students will read several short paragraphs and identify and match familiar words with their lesser known synonyms.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Structure 1
Word Structure 1
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 1
Learning common constructions for words is one way that third graders can get traction on their spelling and reading comprehension skills. This guided lesson in word structure introduces kids to the idea that most words are made up of smaller words, and provides opportunities to apply this learning with practical examples. For more printable practice with word structure, check out our recommended worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Get Ready for Third Grade
Get Ready for Third Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for Third Grade
This workbook helps third graders brush up on their skills over the summer months by engaging them with targeted practice in core subjects, including word study, math, reading and writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Positive and Negative Connotation
Positive and Negative Connotation
Worksheet
Positive and Negative Connotation
Get students thinking about the nuance and connotation of related words with this sixth-grade vocabulary worksheet!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Ready for Second Grade
Get Ready for Second Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for Second Grade
This workbook is packed with worksheets that will help students practice the core concepts featured in the second grade curriculum, from word study and math to reading and writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
Lesson Plan
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
In this lesson, you will use “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to teach students about the butterfly life cycle. After listening to the story read aloud, students will use their knowledge to create their own butterfly life cycles!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Keeping Up with Context Clues
Keeping Up with Context Clues
Worksheet
Keeping Up with Context Clues
With this organizer, students will be able to find unfamiliar vocabulary as they read and use context clues to determine meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Vocabulary Resources

A good vocabulary is an important tool for any speaker or writer to have. But vocabulary learning doesn’t stop after one grade -- chances are, your child will be building vocabulary well into adulthood. Get your student started early on vocabulary work with our many materials. We have everything from straight-to-the-point worksheets and workbooks to online games and drills to make vocab study fun.
A thesaurus brings out your child’s inner muse. Instead of writing, “good,” try “wonderful,” “exceptional,” “acceptable,” or “positive.” There are lots of ways to build vocabulary. With some building vocabulary help, your students will shine, unless you prefer that they excel, or develop, or succeed!

To teach building vocabulary skills, you can draw on creative writing exercises, word searches, and fill in the blank stories. Our building vocabulary resources are for all ages from first grade to middle school. A first or second grader can learn building vocabulary tricks like compound words. For example, what’s a pancake but a flat cake that you cook in a pan? Older kids can read engaging stories, or discuss specialized diagrams. For example, learning to build vocabulary about a cell will involve studying a diagram of its structure.

Our building vocabulary help will keep your student occupied for hours. Give them a little extra help with our reference materials for word meaning.