# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 1

## 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.
Game Show Fun for the Whole Family
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Game Show Fun for the Whole Family
This fun and easy quiz show game will help your fifth grader memorize and study vocabulary from their math, science, social studies, and language arts classes!
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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 their own.
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Worksheet
Have some word fun! Take a word (like "fast"), add a vowel (like "e") and make a new word ("feast").
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Context Clues Table
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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.
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These fun dog-themed worksheets will help fifth graders practice their reading comprehension skills.
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Use muffin tins to create a simple, affordable and fun game to help your child practice their vocabulary!
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## 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.
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Check out this game that provides an enjoyable way of demonstrating how recorded results can be expressed in whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
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Decimal Place Value Tricks
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Decimal Place Value Tricks
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Comparing Decimals
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Comparing Decimals
Children practice comparing and rounding decimals in this math practice worksheet.
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Decimal Place Value Chart
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Decimal Place Value Chart
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Decimals to the Thousandths Place
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Decimals to the Thousandths Place
Some bunnies need your help! Children practice writing out decimals by place value in this number sense worksheet.
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Place Value Puzzle
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Place Value Puzzle
In this math puzzle, children must solve a variety of equations to find each of eight clues to find the integers that make up an eight-digit number.
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Place Value Chart: Millions
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Place Value Chart: Millions
Use this resource to look at place value and visually decompose numbers through the millions period.
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Many, Many Millions
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Many, Many Millions
Teach your students to read, write, and understand place value in numbers up to the millions place.
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Expanded Form to Millions
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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.
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Who Has More?: Comparing Decimals
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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.
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Whose is Longer?: Decimals in Expanded Form
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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.
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Place Value Up to Millions Place
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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.
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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
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Panchatantra: The Fish That Were Too Clever
Children to identify the theme of a story from the Panchatantra, an ancient collection of Indian animal fables.
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History of Zombies
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History of Zombies
Ever wonder how the whole zombie craze got started? Read about the history of zombies in this awesome reading comprehension packet.
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Find the Main Idea: Butterflies
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Find the Main Idea: Butterflies
Children learn about the ways that butterflies like the viceroy and buckeye avoid predators in this engaging reading comprehension worksheet.
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Familiarize your child with Peter Pan, one of the most enduring characters of children's literature, with this reading comprehension worksheet.
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
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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.
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Quotes with Introductory Phrases
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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.
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Fluency and Comprehension Boot Camp!
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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.
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## 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).
Create a Comic Strip
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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.
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Plot Diagram
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Plot Diagram
Using this worksheet template, students plan their work by filling out a plot diagram with their story's exposition, rising action climax, falling action, and climax.
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On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
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On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
Use this picture prompt to provoke creativity in student writing.
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Creative Writing: Time Machine
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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?
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Develop a Story
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Develop a Story
With this prewriting organizer, students will brainstorm and visualize details of their fictional story.
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Fill in the Blanks Story
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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.
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Fan Fiction Finales
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Fan Fiction Finales
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.