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Unknown Words
Unknown Words
Lesson Plan
Unknown Words
Increase student comprehension by teaching your students strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for the Be a Nonfiction Detective lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Story Mixers
Story Mixers
Workbook
Story Mixers
Get into the mix of storytelling with story dice, animal flashcards and more. This bunch of paper projects will keep minds and hands busy.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Worksheet
Marco Polo
Your child will love learning all about the exploits of the famous European explorer Marco Polo with this attractively illustrated worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Magnificent Bears!
Magnificent Bears!
Worksheet
Magnificent Bears!
Use this activity to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prefix Study: Mis
Prefix Study: Mis
Worksheet
Prefix Study: Mis
Understanding prefixes is a crucial part of building vocabulary and learning the meaning of unfamiliar words. Use this resource to study the prefix mis-.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
Worksheet
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
After reading the "My Vacation" series, use this worksheet to discover what you learned.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read & Find Root Words #1
Read & Find Root Words #1
Worksheet
Read & Find Root Words #1
Use this short story to help your students practice identifying the root words "son" and "sect" in context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root It Out: Word Sort
Root It Out: Word Sort
Worksheet
Root It Out: Word Sort
This cut-and-paste, categorizing activity helps students review root words!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Greek Root Words #1
Greek Root Words #1
Worksheet
Greek Root Words #1
Unlock the secret to words like "dynamite" and "calligraphy!" Expand your vocabulary with this matching worksheet for common Greek roots.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
Worksheet
Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
Your students will use an abridged version of "The Princess and the Pea" to practice analyzing and expressing character traits with the help of a word bank.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rooms in a House
Rooms in a House
Worksheet
Rooms in a House
Clue your child into the anatomy of a house! She'll use the word bank to fill in the names of each room.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Is It the Same?
Is It the Same?
Lesson Plan
Is It the Same?
Students will enjoy this fast-paced lesson as they incorporate acting, reading, and detective work while learning how to use context clues in fiction.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Terrestrial Biomes
Terrestrial Biomes
Workbook
Terrestrial Biomes
A biome is a community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. In this great introductory overview, we explore the vocabulary, flora, and fauna of the world's biomes: tundra, taiga, grasslands, deciduous forest, chaparral, desert, savanna,
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #2
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #2
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #2
Assess students’ understanding of word parts and how they relate to word meaning with this grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
Worksheet
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
Assess your students’ vocabulary knowledge using strategies like root words and context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hanukkah Word Match
Hanukkah Word Match
Worksheet
Hanukkah Word Match
Encourage students to start matching holiday words with the objects they represent in this seasonal worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Workbook
Performing Arts
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to the show! This book offers tons of reading and activities on the performing arts; from traditional theatre, to comedy, to clowning!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Timeline of My Life
Timeline of My Life
Lesson Plan
Timeline of My Life
Students will have the time of their lives, as they represent their school day on a timeline. From the moment they wake up to the end of school, students will enjoy communicating their day in chronological order.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Your students will use this two-sided worksheet to practice distinguishing between facts and opinions. As they do, they’ll have fun learning about howler monkeys!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Understanding What You Read
Practice Understanding What You Read
Worksheet
Practice Understanding What You Read
This selection of questions helps reinforce reading comprehension and highlights various elements of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Animal Games: Zoo Friends and Who Am I?
Play Animal Games: Zoo Friends and Who Am I?
Worksheet
Play Animal Games: Zoo Friends and Who Am I?
Help your preschooler learn animal names and sounds with two fun games: Welcome to My Zoo, a pretend play game, and Who Am I?, a guessing game.
Preschool
Science
Worksheet
Find the Root Words
Find the Root Words
Worksheet
Find the Root Words
Children will practice spotting root words — and words with root words — as they complete a word search puzzle.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Workbook
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Hands-on movie activities bring to life vocabulary and reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Myths and Man
Myths and Man
Lesson Plan
Myths and Man
Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #4
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #4
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #4
Practice identifying and relating common prefixes, suffixes, and root words in vocabulary words with this helpful grammar worksheet!
6th 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.