Idioms

Idioms

One fun way to get back into the learning mode is with idioms! Challenge your child to point out idioms and expressions they hear in conversations. Create an idiom notebook for them to jot down and illustrate funny idioms they encounter.
One fun way to get back into the learning mode is with idioms! Spend time at the beginning of the year playing idiom games to determine the strength of students' current grasp of language arts. Challenge students to point out idioms and expressions they encounter while reading. Create an idiom chart in the classroom for students to add to.
What Is an Idiom?
Worksheet
What Is an Idiom?
Learn what an idiom is, and do some fun coloring with this informative worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
Worksheet
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
What does "when pigs fly" mean if pigs can't really fly? Kids use context clues to learn the meanings of common idioms on this third grade reading worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It's Raining Idioms!
Lesson plan
It's Raining Idioms!
Idioms will be a piece of cake when students finish this fun lesson! Students practice illustrating and explaining common idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Idioms 1
Exercise
Idioms 1
Introduce students to the world of idioms with this exercise that shares some of the most common expressions in the English language.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Figurative Language: Idioms
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Idioms
Use this resource with your students to practice using context clues to determine the meaning of idioms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identify the Idiom
Worksheet
Identify the Idiom
Kids practice using idioms in this figurative language worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Back to School Review

Back to School Review

During the first week of school, assess your students' abilities to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This will give insight into how to differentiate lessons to prepare your students for more complex mathematical thinking.
During the first week of school, assess your students' abilities to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This will give insight into how to differentiate lessons.
Extra Practice: Three-Digit Addition with Regrouping
Worksheet
Extra Practice: Three-Digit Addition with Regrouping
Practice three-digit addition with regrouping in this set of 36 problems.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Triple-Digit Subtraction
Worksheet
Triple-Digit Subtraction
Give your third grader some practice with triple-digit subtraction. He'll focus on regrouping and build his math skills in the process.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
2 Digit Multiplication
Worksheet
2 Digit Multiplication
Test your third grader with 2-digit multiplication. This is also a great way to review his times tables!
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Related Facts: Make Multiplication Sentences
Worksheet
Related Facts: Make Multiplication Sentences
Who knew that multiplication and addition were so closely related? Give your fourth grader practice with the concept, with this valuable worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
One-Digit Multiplication and Equal Groups
Exercise
One-Digit Multiplication and Equal Groups
Using equal groups, this exercise will help students just starting out with one digit multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise
Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication
Lesson plan
Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication
Students will "roll" to this quick game and "slap out" multiplication facts to reinforce multiplication skills and beat their own scores!
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
1-Minute Multiplication
Worksheet
1-Minute Multiplication
Multiply at the speed of lightning! This worksheet is full of multiplication problems that your child should try to solve in one minute.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
Lesson plan
Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
It's not enough to just memorize the multiplication table! It helps students to know how to explain their strategy to find the product too. Teach this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Finding a Reading Routine

Informal Reading Assessments

Get your child back into the habit of reading by selecting short texts for them to read, such as a reading worksheet or a fun chapter book. Ask your child comprehension questions to get them interacting with the stories on a deeper level.
During the first week of school, let your students choose books to read and inquire about their reading. Take note of what types of books they choose and their focus levels. Encourage your students to get into the habit of writing a reading response at least twice a week.
The History of Chocolate
Worksheet
The History of Chocolate
This Hispanic Heritage Month, learn the history of chocolate and try your hand at a historical recipe.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Complete the Mystery
Worksheet
Complete the Mystery
Boost reading comprehension skills with this language arts worksheet. Kids read the story, then use clues from the story to write their own conclusion below.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response
Worksheet
Reading Response
Keep your budding reader organized with a reading response journal! Print out several of these response pages to create a homemade reading log.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension
Worksheet
The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension
Enjoy Rudyard Kipling's delightful story, "The Elephant's Child", complete with a word search and reading comprehension questions about the story!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
Lesson plan
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
We often conduct reading fluency tests on our students without explicitly teaching this skill. Use this lesson, which incorporates student peer review, to help raise awareness of reading fluency while improving it.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Read with Expression!
Lesson plan
Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This EL support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to the lesson Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing with Time Limits

Writing-on-Demand

Challenge your child to draft a fictional story within a set amount of time. When they're done, have them read the story to a friend or family member.
At the beginning of the year, it can be helpful to have students complete on-demand writing tasks. Ask them to write a quick, personal narrative in 45 minutes. You'll be able to gain a sense of each child's writing skills and determine which aspects of the writing process to focus on.
Finish the Story
Worksheet
Finish the Story
Read the introduction and conclusion of this story starter, and use his own creativity to finish the story about Fiona's fury.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's in a Name?
Lesson plan
What's in a Name?
Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
My Super Power
Worksheet
My Super Power
Flex your superhuman writing abilities with a fun prompt! If you could be a superhero, what power would you want to have?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ways to Start a Story
Worksheet
Ways to Start a Story
How many ways can you start a story? Have fun with writing, and practice telling the beginning of a story in six different ways.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Millionaire
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Millionaire
Use your imagination to decide what you would do if you had a million dollars! Write about it in this creative writing exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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