Dictionary and Online Research

Dictionary and Online Research

Help your child exercise their dictionary skills by giving them words and a dictionary. Have them look up words and ask them for specific details about them, such as the part of speech, definition, or guide words on the page.
This is a critical time for students to become proficient in using the dictionary and other research resources. Give your students hands-on practice with these resource materials.
Using the Dictionary
Worksheet
Using the Dictionary
Show your child how to read and use a dictionary with help from this explanatory worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Practice your dictionary skills with a fun activity, where your little one can alphabetize a group of words that start with the same letter.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using the Dictionary Guide Words
Worksheet
Using the Dictionary Guide Words
Use this exercise with your students to review alphabetizing and practice using guide words to determine a word’s correct location in the dictionary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identify the Guide Words
Worksheet
Identify the Guide Words
Use this resource to give your students practice using guide words to determine a word’s location in the dictionary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dictionary Detective
Worksheet
Dictionary Detective
Use this resource to give your students practice using a dictionary’s guide words to correctly locate a word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 1
Exercise
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 1
A big part of learning is learning how to consult reference materials, which this exercise demystifies.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Money Math

Money Math

Your child needs real life experience with money. Help them practice in fun ways! Give your child real-world practice with money by having them add up the prices of items on your grocery list.
It is important that students have an understanding of money. This real life application is important for them as mathematicians and citizens in the community.
Add Up the Change
Worksheet
Add Up the Change
On this third grade math worksheet, kids use addition and/or multiplication skills to determine the total value of each set of coins.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Money Terms
Worksheet
Money Terms
Help your third grader learn the language of money with this worksheet all about money and the words that go with it.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
How Much Change?
Worksheet
How Much Change?
How much change? In this worksheet, your child will subtract the price of an item from the coins she has, to determine how much money she has left.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Pocket Change: What's Left?
Worksheet
Pocket Change: What's Left?
Help your kid flex his financial savvy! He'll practice making change by subtracting the price of an item he wants to buy from available coins.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Coin Subtraction
Worksheet
Coin Subtraction
Understanding how to make change is a necessary skill for real life. In this worksheet, your kid will subtract the price of an item he wants from coins he has.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
What's the Problem?
Lesson plan
What's the Problem?
High order thinking skills are critical skills for students of all ages. In this lesson, your students will create word problems about money.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Word Problem Components
Lesson plan
Word Problem Components
The ability to analyze the component of a word problem is an important foundation for young mathematicians. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *What's the Problem?*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Money Math: Piggy Bank
Game
Money Math: Piggy Bank
Kids practice counting up coins and adding money to this virtual piggy bank.
2nd grade
Math
Game

Comparing Two Texts

Comparing Two Texts

Comparing two texts is an important skill as a reader. Talk to your child about the stories they are reading. Ask your child about books that are similar and different, and engage them in conversation about the specific details.
Comparing and contrasting information within a text and between two texts are great ways to ignite critical thinking. Engage students in deeper thinking by asking: "How could these ideas be more similar and/or more different?" "What would make these texts more alike or different?"
Comparing Two Stories
Worksheet
Comparing Two Stories
Use this resource for your students to practice reading and comparing the story elements of two fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
With this resource, your students will read and compare two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare Ghost Stories
Worksheet
Compare Ghost Stories
In this reading worksheet, students can compare two ghost stories from other sides of the globe and see the ways in which they're eerily similar.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Explore the lives of two high-flying pioneers, Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison, with short biographies and a Venn diagram.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Scarlet Flower
Worksheet
The Scarlet Flower
"The Scarlet Flower" shares many similarities with a famous Western fairytale. Can you guess which one?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Lesson plan
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Getting hooked on a series or type of character creates reader engagement! Use this lesson to challenge your students to compare and contrast fictional texts as they find the joy in reading books by the same author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Lesson plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Use this lesson to teach your students to identify story elements and compare them to another text's story elements. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Comparing Texts by the Same Author* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Free Writing

Free Writing

To help your child start writing, give them some story ideas. Allow them to take the reins on the story and show you their imagination!
Allow the students plenty of opportunities to choose their own writing topics. When you give them these opportunities, they will shine with imagination and originality. There will still be teachable moments as you get a glimpse into their creative sides.
Sentence Starter
Worksheet
Sentence Starter
Give your beginning writer a fun way to practice writing sentences. Use each prompt to help you continue your story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Sentence Starters
Worksheet
Creative Sentence Starters
Boost creativity with these sentence prompts! Kids will practice storytelling with the help of some sentence starters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Prompts
Worksheet
Sentence Prompts
Help struggling writers find their confidence with these sentence starters! Kids will use the prompts to help them get started telling a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Writing Prompts
Worksheet
Sentence Writing Prompts
Practice sentence writing with these prompts, perfect for struggling writers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write About a Special Moment
Worksheet
Write About a Special Moment
This writing exercise prompts your growing writer to think about a time she resolved a conflict or accomplished a goal. She'll write a personal narrative.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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