Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms

Ask your child to describe the room. Now, grab a thesaurus and look up synonyms for one of the adjectives that was used in the description. Did you and your child come up with some alternate ways to characterize the room?
Help students expand their vocabulary and diversify their writing by including synonyms and antonyms in your word study instruction. Scaffold how to use a thesaurus to find alternate word choices. And, dont forget to emphasize that writers must take context into consideration when choosing the "right" word.
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Worksheet
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Review synonyms and antonyms! Students will match words to their synonyms and antonyms, write synonyms for three words, and fill in the antonyms in the story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shades of Meaning
Worksheet
Shades of Meaning
Hook your students with this vocabulary builder that encourages them to draw emojis as they explore synonyms and strengthen their emotional intelligence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Thanksgiving Crossword
Worksheet
Thanksgiving Crossword
Which Native American tribe helped the original settlers in Plymouth? Put your child to the test with a colorful crossword puzzle all about Thanksgiving.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Synonyms for Happy
Worksheet
Synonyms for Happy
Young writers can learn to use better adjectives with this vocabulary building worksheet. He'll discover 24 synonyms for the word "happy."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Synonym
Worksheet
Find the Synonym
Get some synonym practice with this handy worksheet that asks kids to choose the synonym for each word in bold.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms 2
Exercise
Synonyms and Antonyms 2
Now that students understand the difference between a synonym and an antonym, have them solidify that knowledge with practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Prime and Composite Numbers

Prime and Composite Numbers

Ask your child to describe a prime number. If they get stuck, remind them that prime numbers only have two factors, 1 and the number itself. Quiz each other on whether certain numbers are prime or composite.
Consider reviewing how to find the factors of a number before diving into the concept of prime and composite numbers. Then, select an activity that illustrates the fundamental difference between these two types of numbers!
Prime Numbers vs Composite Numbers
Worksheet
Prime Numbers vs Composite Numbers
Does your child know the difference between a prime number and a composite number? Help her learn the difference with this simple worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Prime Number Practice
Worksheet
Prime Number Practice
Give your child prime number practice with this simple worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Which Numbers are Prime?
Worksheet
Which Numbers are Prime?
Students will solve 12 math equations and decide whether the product of the equation is a prime number or not.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Finding Prime Numbers
Worksheet
Finding Prime Numbers
What is a prime number? A number is prime when it is only divisible by 1 and itself. Help your little mathematician recognize prime numbers.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Prime and Composite Numbers
Lesson plan
Prime and Composite Numbers
Take your understanding of factors one step further! Use this lesson to classify factors as prime and composite numbers while creating factor trees.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Lesson plan
Conversations About Prime and Composite Numbers
Get your students comfortable with distinguishing and discussing prime and composite numbers with this lesson that involves visuals and a card game. Use it as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Prime and Composite Numbers.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
In Your Prime
Activity
In Your Prime
Learning to identify prime numbers can be tricky. But this fun card game can make memorizing some basic prime numbers a breeze.
4th grade
Math
Activity
Find the Factors of Prime and Composite Numbers
Exercise
Find the Factors of Prime and Composite Numbers
Have your fourth graders work through multiplication problems by learning about factors and why they are important for problem solving.
4th grade
Math
Exercise

Summaries and Text Features

Summaries and Text Features

Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving and find a seasonal or Thanksgiving-related picture book to read together. After reading the story, talk about a variety of the story's text features! The title, pictures, and important details will help you figure out the main idea.
Summarizing the main idea in a nonfiction passage can be a challenging task for fourth graders. Select activities where students write about both the main idea and supporting details, reinforcing the difference between a "big idea" and a key detail.
Plymouth Colony
Worksheet
Plymouth Colony
Get ready for Thanksgiving with this worksheet about Plymouth Colony, the Pilgrims' first home in America.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
Worksheet
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
As your students complete this reading comprehension exercise, they will learn about their lungs while practicing active reading skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simple Summary Reading Log
Worksheet
Simple Summary Reading Log
Use this half-sheet graphic reading log to help students write simple summaries.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Worksheet
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Reading a short passage is a great way to get kids thinking about the main idea and its supporting details.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Using Text Features for Comprehension
Lesson plan
Using Text Features for Comprehension
Use this lesson to help your ELs use information from text features to better understand the text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Finding Evidence Through Research

Finding Evidence Through Research

When your child is writing an opinion paper, model how to find information through a variety of resources, such online articles, books, or magazines. Encourage your young writer to use these resources to pull together strong evidence for their writing.
While your young essayists are learning to draft papers, encourage them to find their evidence and reasons by digging deep into their text. Certain essays require evidence from multiple sources, such as online materials, books, and magazines. Regardless of the type of writing your students are pursuing, make sure they include interesting facts and a strong viewpoint.
Introduction to Research: Grocery Store!
Worksheet
Introduction to Research: Grocery Store!
Where does the food in the grocery store come from? Get your student ready to investigate his local grocery store with this fun worksheet and activity.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Research Report: Polar Bears
Worksheet
Research Report: Polar Bears
Recruit your students to do some research! Ask them to use a book or computer to find facts about everyone's favorite arctic creature, the polar bear.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Lesson plan
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Whoa, weather! Using technology as an aid, students will put their research skills to the test while learning about hurricanes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Mapping Your Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Worksheet
Mapping Your Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This template will help writers outline their argument essay.
5th grade
Worksheet
Persuasive Writing Guide
Worksheet
Persuasive Writing Guide
A persuasive paragraph states and supports an opinion. Ask your students to outline a persuasive paragraph about legal policy around drinking soda using the information provided.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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