Prefixes & Suffixes

Prefixes & Suffixes

Words are made up of parts, like roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Find an example of a word with a common root in your everyday life, like "telephone". Ask your child to think of other words that have the same word parts.
Use visuals when you introduce your students to new word parts, like roots, prefixes, or suffixes. Have students draw pictures that will help them remember the meaning of a root word or create a hand gesture that will remind students of the word part they have learned.
Suffixes to Change a Verb to a Noun
Suffixes to Change a Verb to a Noun
Exercise
Suffixes to Change a Verb to a Noun
For students still learning grammar, this exercise will be instrumental in teaching them how to use suffixes to change verbs into nouns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Lesson plan
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Give your readers the tools to decipher the meaning of Greek and Latin based words. In this lesson they review the meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and roots and then practice constructing and deciphering words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Learners identify and define word parts in this fifth- and sixth-grade grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prefix Pond
Prefix Pond
Worksheet
Prefix Pond
With this worksheet focused on prefixes, students will sort out similar words, deconstruct words to locate the prefixes, and find the meaning of each word.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Suffix Clues
Suffix Clues
Worksheet
Suffix Clues
With a few clues and some common suffixes, your students will practice transforming words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
Worksheet
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
Assess your students’ vocabulary knowledge using strategies like root words and context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Division with Estimated Quotients

Division with Estimated Quotients

Talk about how you use division in real life. For example, "when we order pizza tonight, we will divide the pieces to determine how many we can each have." When your child sees examples of math in the real world, they will be able to contextualize the word problems they are solving on paper.
Encourage your students to make their thinking visible as they solve word problems. Model how to underline or highlight important information in the problem. Show students various methods for solving problems, like tape diagrams and models. Offer base ten blocks as a tool for students who struggle with drawing their own models.
Divide in Real Life
Divide in Real Life
Worksheet
Divide in Real Life
This math exercise allows your students to use the information and objects around as they apply their division skills in real-life scenarios.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Dividing Decimals: Estimation
Dividing Decimals: Estimation
Lesson plan
Dividing Decimals: Estimation
Teach your students to round decimals to whole numbers to estimate a quotient. In this lesson, students will have so much fun playing the Estimation Station game, they might forget they are learning!
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Dissecting Decimals
Dissecting Decimals
Lesson plan
Dissecting Decimals
Challenge students to think about decimals while identifying numbers to the hundredths and thousandths. They'll discuss decimal attributes too. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals: Estimation.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Money Math: Price Per Unit
Money Math: Price Per Unit
Worksheet
Money Math: Price Per Unit
Boost your fifth grader's money smarts with this worksheet that offers practice in a great real world skill: finding the price per unit.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Shopping: Decimal Division to the Tenths Place
Shopping: Decimal Division to the Tenths Place
Game
Shopping: Decimal Division to the Tenths Place
In this interactive game, kids shop for fun objects while practicing decimal division to the tenths!
5th grade
Math
Game
Partial Quotients with Two-Digit Divisors
Partial Quotients with Two-Digit Divisors
Worksheet
Partial Quotients with Two-Digit Divisors
Have students use the partial quotients method to solve long division problems.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet

Literary Analysis

Literary Analysis

Keep a list of comprehension questions posted at home. When you ask your child about their reading, try asking different questions from the list. Instead of asking, "what was your book about?" you might ask, "would you be friends with the main character?" Encourage your child to explain their answer by asking for examples.
Only a small part of comprehension involves recall questions. Encourage deeper thinking by asking your students to come up with their own questions, like "why did the author choose this setting for the story?" Or, have your students write similes and metaphors that help them understand the text.
3-2-1 Read!
3-2-1 Read!
Worksheet
3-2-1 Read!
With this exercise, students will think deeply about their reading by describing important events, asking questions, and making comparisons.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Colorful Coding
Colorful Coding
Lesson plan
Colorful Coding
Teach your students to color code for test success. In this lesson you will help students locate and highlight specific text evidence in order to answer comprehension questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Citing Inferences
Citing Inferences
Lesson plan
Citing Inferences
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to cite their answers based on inferences they make about a text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Colorful Coding.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Read and Think Bookmarks
Read and Think Bookmarks
Worksheet
Read and Think Bookmarks
These bookmarks will provide thinking frames for your students as they read, encouraging deeper thinking and strengthening comprehension.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Butterfly's Ball
The Butterfly's Ball
Worksheet
The Butterfly's Ball
Students will strengthen their reading comprehension with this challenging text and the accompanying questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Secret Garden: Reading Comprehension
The Secret Garden: Reading Comprehension
Worksheet
The Secret Garden: Reading Comprehension
Explore "The Secret Garden" with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Argument Writing

Argument Writing

Does your child want a larger allowance or a later bedtime? Have your child argue the point by writing an argument paper, complete with evidence and specific reasons.
Before asking students to sit down and write an argument, try having them talk about their opinions with their classmates. Present your class with a controversial topic like, "which superhero is better, Superman or Batman?" Then, have students face off in a class debate.
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Introduce your students to words and phrases that will strengthen their argument writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Lesson plan
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Argument Writing: Pre-Writing Organizer
Argument Writing: Pre-Writing Organizer
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Pre-Writing Organizer
This pre-writing exercise introduces five parts of a strong argument, including counter-arguments.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Who Is Your Audience?
Argument Writing: Who Is Your Audience?
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Who Is Your Audience?
In this brief questionnaire, students will think about who their audience is and what they believe.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Topic Cards
Argument Writing: Topic Cards
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Topic Cards
Challenge students to come up with arguments and counter-arguments for a controversial topic, whether they agree or not.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
With this exercise, students will practice writing counter-arguments and rebuttals.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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