Week 12

Using Suffixes to Change Meaning

Did you know that suffixes are word parts that have specific meanings? Introduce your child to different suffixes and their meanings, then discuss how each suffix alters the base word to which it is added.
Did you know that suffixes are word parts that have specific meanings? Introduce your students to different suffixes and their meanings, then discuss how each suffix alters the base word to which it is added.
Spelling with Suffixes
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Spelling with Suffixes
Spelling is sensational with common suffixes! With this lesson, your students will learn how to navigate various suffixes and use them as they create and spell new words.
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Common Prefixes and Their Meanings
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Common Prefixes and Their Meanings
Children create their own reference guide to prefixes in this comprehensive, three-page grammar worksheet.
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Common Root Words and their Meanings
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Common Root Words and their Meanings
This worksheet encourages students to work together to think of as many examples of common root words as they can.
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Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment
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Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment
In this mid-year assessment, students will apply their language arts knowledge to a broad set of problems.
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
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Word Part of the Week
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Word Part of the Week
Use this graphic organizer to introduce your students to a root word or affix of your choice.
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Two-Digit Divisors

Encourage young mathematicians to make estimates before they solve a problem. This will help them evaluate whether an answer makes sense or not.
Encourage students to make estimates before they solve a problem. This extra step can help them evaluate the reasonableness of an answer.
Solve a Division Riddle
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Solve a Division Riddle
Fifth graders practice multi-digit division as they work on cracking the riddle.
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Division Riddle
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Division Riddle
Do you know what ghosts have for breakfast? Put your long division math skills to use to solve this Halloween-themed riddle!
Math
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Math Review: Multi-Digit Division
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Math Review: Multi-Digit Division
Math
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Multi-Digit Decimal Division
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Multi-Digit Decimal Division
Once students have mastered decimal division to the tenths place, elevate their skills with this exercise on multi digit decimal division.
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Dicey Division
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Dicey Division
In this hands-on lesson, students will learn and use two methods of dividing whole numbers. They will roll dice to create their own unique equations for solving!
Math
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Comparing Two Division Methods
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Comparing Two Division Methods
Challenge students to compare two strategies for solving division expressions! Students will focus on their language use in this pre-lesson to the Dicey Division lesson.
Math
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Comparing & Contrasting

Help build critical thinking with exercises that focus on comparing and contrasting skills.
When doing the close reading of nonfiction articles, have students annotate the texts on their second read. Do this prior to whole class discussion and then have students create a concept thinking map in order to consolidate all the information from each article.
Explorer Letters
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Explorer Letters
Step into the shoes of an explorer. Students will learn more about the lives and accomplishments of important explorers, and they'll demonstrate their knowledge through a creative writing assignment.
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Comparing and contrasting nonfiction stories is an important skill for fourth and fifth graders. This worksheet gives kids plenty of chance to practice.
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Main Idea and Supporting Details
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Main Idea and Supporting Details
Help your ELs learn how to identify the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text by using nouns and pronouns as guide words. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Explorer Letters.
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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
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Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
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Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Students will use transition words to support understanding of comparing and contrasting.
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Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
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Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Get to know nonfiction text features! Use this resource with your class to compare nonfiction text features for same-topic selections. This resource goes along with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
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Self-Evaluation

Have young writers read their paper while keeping the assignment guidelines in mind. Ask them if there's anything they think they've done especially well or what they could improve.
During self-evaluation, students should be given a grading rubric to reference. Let them focus on one thing that they feel they did successfully as writers and one area that they feel still needs more work. Allow students to read aloud and be proud of their writing!
Peer Editing of Student Writing
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Peer Editing of Student Writing
In this worksheet, kids will be able to practice giving three kinds of editing feedback: Corrections, compliments, and suggestions.
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Polishing Student Writing with Peer Editing
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Polishing Student Writing with Peer Editing
With this lesson you can teach students to be peer editors. Students will sharpen their writing skills by learning to provide pointed feedback to their peers in the form of compliments, suggestions and corrections.
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Peer Editing Feedback Form
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Peer Editing Feedback Form
This worksheet asks kids to reflect on the feedback they were given on their writing, including observations on the process and next steps.
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Peer Editing Checklist: Personal Essay
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Peer Editing Checklist: Personal Essay
This worksheet guides new editors through the process of editing a personal essay.
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Certified Five Star Peer Reviewer
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Certified Five Star Peer Reviewer
Have a star peer editor? You can honor their skills and achievements within the subject of language arts with this peer reviewer certificate.
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Get Credit for the Edit!
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Get Credit for the Edit!
With this exercise, your students will master the art of revision using standard editing marks.
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