Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Kids often learn vocabulary in the context of reading and writing. As the school year begins, encourage them to share examples of new vocabulary they discover in their reading.
Spend time at the beginning of the year discussing how context clues can help build vocabulary. Encourage students to share new vocabulary they discover in their reading.
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
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
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

Rounding Numbers

Rounding Numbers

Help your child practice rounding numbers with our fun exercises.
Vertical number lines can help students when rounding. Show them that they can put the smaller number (based on the place value they're comparing) on the bottom and the larger number on the top.
Menu Math: Rounding Decimals
Lesson plan
Menu Math: Rounding Decimals
Are your students hungry for math? In this lesson, students pretend to order their favorite takeout foods with their classmates all while practicing rounding decimals so that they know what to expect when the bill comes!
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Rounding to the Nearest Whole Number
Worksheet
Rounding to the Nearest Whole Number
Does your little mathematician know how to round mixed numbers up or down? This worksheet shows her how.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Barber Shop Decimal Round Off #3
Worksheet
Barber Shop Decimal Round Off #3
Kids practice rounding decimals to the nearest tenths, hundredths, and thousandths in this barber shop-themed math worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Righteous Rounding: Rounding Decimals
Lesson plan
Righteous Rounding: Rounding Decimals
Your students will be rounding decimals like pros after this fun lesson that teaches how to round numbers with decimals to a given place.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
How to Round Decimals
Worksheet
How to Round Decimals
Rounding decimals is important for getting through 4th grade math. If your kid doesn't get it, give him this worksheet from the baseball math series.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Rounding Decimal Numbers to the Nearest Tenth
Exercise
Rounding Decimal Numbers to the Nearest Tenth
Teach students how to simplify math problems by rounding decimal numbers to the tenth with this exercise.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
Numbers All A-Round
Lesson plan
Numbers All A-Round
Teach your students to round to the hundred thousands place with this straightforward lesson.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan

Fluency & Reading Comprehension

Making Text Connections

Encourage your child to capture their thoughts as they read by writing notes in the margins or on sticky notes.
Teach your students to "text code" passages to help them understand the meaning of the work.
Parts of the Brain
Worksheet
Parts of the Brain
Why do zombies love brains? Find out with this collection of fun facts and a colorful diagram of the brain.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
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
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

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).
Literary Terms
Worksheet
Literary Terms
Keep this study aid handy during homework time, or keep a copy in the back of your binder for classroom reference.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Fictional Character Development
Worksheet
Fictional Character Development
If your child needs help understanding big ideas and concepts, have her tackle this helpful reading comprehension worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Casting Call
Worksheet
Book Casting Call
Assemble your favorite actors and find the perfect parts for them in your summer reading book.
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
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