More Apostrophes

More Apostrophes

Remind your students about the three uses for the apostrophe: contractions, plurals, and possessives. Then, grab a picture book and keep a tally of many times you notice this powerful punctuation. Would the meaning of these sentences change without the apostrophe? Engage in a fun, follow-up conversation!
The apostrophe ( ’ ) has three uses: contractions, plurals, and possessives. Have your students practicing placing apostrophes in all three types of words! And, remind them to re-read their writing for proper punctuation.
Crystal Clear Contractions
Worksheet
Crystal Clear Contractions
Contractions will become crystal clear for your students when they practice contraction formation with this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Place that Apostrophe! Singular and Plural Possessives
Worksheet
Place that Apostrophe! Singular and Plural Possessives
In this exercise, your students will put their grammar skills to the test as they decide where to place missing apostrophes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Contractions
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Contractions
Help your third grader tackle apostrophes with this worksheet that challenges him to add apostrophes to contractions where needed.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make It Possessive: Singular & Plural Possessives
Worksheet
Make It Possessive: Singular & Plural Possessives
In this exercise, your students will apply their knowledge of singular and plural possessive nouns as they create and categorize.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Searching for Possessives: Singular & Plural Possessives
Worksheet
Searching for Possessives: Singular & Plural Possessives
In this exercise, your students will search for singular and possessive nouns as they read a book of their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Help improve the fluidity of your students' written pieces by introducing them to possessive nouns. These exercises allow for individual practice and encourages students to think through challenges with helpful hints!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Discovering Character Traits
Lesson plan
Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

2-Digit by 2-Digit Multiplication

2-Digit by 2-Digit Multiplication

It's time to get back into the math mindset! Have your child show you how to find the product of a two two-digit numbers (example: 25 x 32). Which strategy did they use? Ask them if there are other multiplication methods that they've learned this year?
It's time to get back into the math mindset! This is a great time of year to have students find the of multi-digit numbers, as well spiral back to some key skills that they tackled in the Fall.
Three Ways to Multiply
Worksheet
Three Ways to Multiply
Use this exercise to teach your students concrete strategies to multiply two-digit factors: base ten arrays, area models, and partial products.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiply Two and Three-Digit Factors
Worksheet
Multiply Two and Three-Digit Factors
This worksheet leaves plenty of space for students to practice the multiplying by using the strategy of their choice.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Mittens and Math: Two-Digit Multiplication Practice
Worksheet
Mittens and Math: Two-Digit Multiplication Practice
Help your 4th grader practice his two-digit multiplication with this winter-themed math worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers
Lesson plan
Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers
Your students will go bonkers for bingo as they play this baffling multiplication game! Who will get five in a row first?
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
2-Digit Multiplication
Worksheet
2-Digit Multiplication
Challenge your fourth grader with 2-digit multiplication. Give him a hand practicing multiplying double digits by double digits with this ninja worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multi-Digit Multiplication and Partial Products 1
Exercise
Multi-Digit Multiplication and Partial Products 1
Break down multi-digit multiplication with these exercises that lead students step-by-step through the partial product method.
5th grade
Math
Exercise

Characters, Problems, and Solutions

Characters, Problems, and Solutions

Choose a short story to read with your child and talk about how a character behaves informs the reader about that character's personality. Help your child think about his reading by asking questions such as, "What did the character learn in this story?" or "How did the protagonist deal with the main problem of the story?"
Read a short story with your fourth graders, modeling how to think deeply about the characters. Probe about character development by asking questions such as, "What did the character learn in this story?" or "How did the protagonist deal with the main problem of the story?" Thoughtful reflections will help your children write strong literary responses.
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Use this resource to organize the different ways a character tries to solve a problem in a fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tracking Character Traits
Worksheet
Tracking Character Traits
With this reading exercise, students will identify a character’s traits and provide evidence from the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Characters
Worksheet
Comparing Characters
Comparing characters in books is a great way to learn more about them, and learn more about how important characters are to books.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
Use this resource with your students to practice not only identifying the problem and solution in a text, but also the character’s attempts at solving the problem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
Lesson plan
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Discovering Character Traits
Lesson plan
Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Going Deeper with Literary Essays

Going Deeper with Literary Essays

This year, your budding essayist will learn about how to write a literary essay! The foundation for this type of writing is reflective reading. Get your child in the literary response mindset by asking them about themes or lessons they have noticed in a book they've read this year.
Now that your students are familiar with how to think about their texts in meaningful ways, they're ready to dive deeper into literary essays! First, show your students the many similarities between a literary essay and a persuasive writing piece. Then, make sure to select activities that help your kids go beyond the literal meaning in a text in order to explore important ideas.
Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Lesson plan
Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Once students have selected a topic related to a piece of literature they have read and mapped out their argument, this lesson will help them turn their prewriting into an essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Spend or Save?
Worksheet
Spend or Save?
Kids practice persuasive writing with this money-themed worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Argument Writing: Drafting Your Essay
Worksheet
Literary Argument Writing: Drafting Your Essay
This template will walk writers through the process of composing an argument essay.
4th grade
Worksheet
Making Connections Part 1: Literary Response
Worksheet
Making Connections Part 1: Literary Response
Students will practice making connections between a text and their real life experiences in this reading comprehension activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Essay Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Literary Essay Graphic Organizer
Help your fourth graders organize the structure of their literary essays with this graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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