Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Your fifth grader will add lots of words to their vocabulary this year. Start the school year by discussing all the ways they can learn new words, including using a dictionary or thesaurus, reading context clues, keeping a vocabulary journal, or even playing word games!
Your students will add lots of words to their vocabularies this year. Start the school year by discussing all the ways they can learn new words, including using a dictionary or thesaurus, reading context clues, keeping a vocabulary journal, or even playing word games! Encourage your students to share new words they have learned.
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Activity
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Here's a cheat sheet to help break down words in order to find their meaning.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Fluency and Comprehension Boot Camp!
Lesson plan
Fluency and Comprehension Boot Camp!
Get a workout with repeat reading activities! Use this lesson plan with your students to practice reading fluency and build comprehension and summary details using fiction classics.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
All About Metaphors
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
This worksheet is a slam dunk for metaphors! Your young writer will learn what makes up a metaphor, and then practice making a few of her own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Game Show Fun for the Whole Family
Activity
Game Show Fun for the Whole Family
This fun and easy quiz show game will help your fifth grader memorize and study vocabulary from his math, science, social studies, and language arts classes!
5th grade
Activity
Add a Vowel Word Fun
Worksheet
Add a Vowel Word Fun
Have some word fun! Take a word (like "fast"), add a vowel (like "e") and make a new word ("feast").
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Context Clues Table
Worksheet
Context Clues Table
Context clues help readers discern the meaning of new vocabulary terms in their reading. Use this worksheet to help your students organize unfamiliar words and transfer their context clues and definitions to a table.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dog Heroes of Alaska
Worksheet
Dog Heroes of Alaska
These fun dog-themed worksheets will help fifth graders practice their reading comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Place Value and Decimals

Place Value and Decimals

Review place value and build number sense by having your child compare numbers with decimals. For example, at the grocery story, ask your child to choose between two similar items by asking, "which of these costs less?"
Review place value and build number sense by having your students compare numbers with decimals to the thousandths place.
Many, Many Millions
Lesson plan
Many, Many Millions
Teach your students to read, write, and understand place value in numbers up to the millions place.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Expanded Form to Millions
Lesson plan
Expanded Form to Millions
Saying lengthy numbers doesn't have to be a challenge! Relate the digits in numbers to their place value to help students say the expanded form. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Many, Many Millions.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Comparing Decimals
Worksheet
Comparing Decimals
Decimals got you down in the dumps? Get your student in gear for math with this decimal worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Wastepaper Basketball Math
Activity
Wastepaper Basketball Math
Check out this game that provides an enjoyable way of demonstrating how recorded results can be expressed in whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
5th grade
Math
Activity
Decimal Place Value Chart
Worksheet
Decimal Place Value Chart
Use this worksheet to help your students understand the values of digits in a decimal number.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Thousandth Decimal Place
Worksheet
Thousandth Decimal Place
Help out the perplexed rabbits on this worksheet and count your way to the thousandth decimal place in each problem.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value Puzzle
Worksheet
Place Value Puzzle
Develop your place value sense up to ten million with this math puzzle.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value Up to Millions Place
Exercise
Place Value Up to Millions Place
Students can easily digest even the largest numbers after completing this exercise on place values up to the millions place.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
Who Has More?: Comparing Decimals
Lesson plan
Who Has More?: Comparing Decimals
Get your little mathematicians excited with this fun lesson about comparing decimals. It features helpful review activities and a game that's sure to keep students engaged.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Place Value Chart: Millions
Worksheet
Place Value Chart: Millions
Use this resource to look at place value and visually decompose numbers through the millions period.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Decimal Place Value Tricks
Activity
Decimal Place Value Tricks
Help your 4th grade child work on understanding place values of digits in decimal numbers with this fun activity.
4th grade
Activity
Whose is Longer?: Decimals in Expanded Form
Lesson plan
Whose is Longer?: Decimals in Expanded Form
Teach your students how to write decimals in expanded decimal form with this fun game. Students will be writing and comparing decimals while not even realizing they are learning one of the most complicated 5th grade math standards.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan

Fluency & Reading Comprehension

Fluency & Reading Comprehension

Provide opportunities for your child to read a variety of texts, including fiction and nonfiction. Ask your child questions after they have read to check for understanding. For example, you might ask, "what was this article mostly about?" or "what problem did the main character face in this story?"
Provide opportunities for your students to read a variety of texts, including fiction and nonfiction. Encourage them to highlight big ideas as they read or allow them to use sticky notes to record their thoughts.
Panchatantra: "The Fish that were too Clever"
Worksheet
Panchatantra: "The Fish that were too Clever"
Help your kid learn about theme with a reading comprehension page that features a story from Panchatantra, a collection of classic animal fables from India.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson plan
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Lesson plan
Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Help your EL students find and record quotes as evidence in nonfiction texts with the help of introductory phrases and sentence frames. This can support the lesson Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
History of Zombies
Worksheet
History of Zombies
Ever wonder how the whole zombie craze got started? Read about the history of zombies in this awesome reading comprehension packet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Viceroy Butterfly
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Viceroy Butterfly
Kids show off their reading comprehension skills with this language arts worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Familiarize your child with Peter Pan, one of the most enduring character of children's literature, with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Fun with Creative Writing

Fun with Creative Writing

Have your child start writing imaginary stories by talking about the elements of a good story: Characters, setting, conflict, resolution, and plot events.
Before students begin writing imaginary stories, it's helpful to review the elements of a story (characters, setting, conflict, resolution, plot events).
Plot Diagram
Worksheet
Plot Diagram
Is your student a budding fiction writer? Start her career off on the right foot with this plot diagram worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fan Fiction Finales
Lesson plan
Fan Fiction Finales
Help your students' favorite characters come to life in new adventures as student writers draft new endings to their favorite stories.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Create a Comic Strip
Activity
Create a Comic Strip
Communicating using the written word doesn't have to be tough! It can be as simple and fun as composing a comic strip.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
Worksheet
On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
Use this picture prompt to provoke creativity in student writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing: Time Machine
Worksheet
Creative Writing: Time Machine
Your little writer will use his imagination to bend time and space with this creative writing prompt. Where will he go and what will he see?
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Develop a Story
Worksheet
Develop a Story
With this prewriting organizer, students will brainstorm and visualize details of their fictional story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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