Synonyms & Antonyms

Synonyms & Antonyms

Try integrating synonyms and antonyms into conversations with your child. For example, if you are having dinner, you might say, "this is delicious! Some other words for delicious are tasty or yummy." Then, ask your child if they can come up with any more synonyms or make a list of antonyms together. Turn it into a game and see who can come up with the most synonyms.
Work with your students to make a list of synonyms for commonly used words, like happy or good. Make an anchor chart for each base word and keep them displayed in your classroom. When students are writing, encourage them to refer to the anchor charts to replace the common, overused words with some of the synonyms on the list.
Wishing for Synonyms
Worksheet
Wishing for Synonyms
Reinforce your child's vocabulary skills with this fun worksheet, which challenges your child to find synonyms for Jill's three wishes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Syn City
Worksheet
Syn City
Help your fifth grader practice vocabulary with this colorful synonym worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Magnet Mania: Practicing Antonyms
Worksheet
Magnet Mania: Practicing Antonyms
Help your child practice antonyms with this fifth grade vocabulary worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 1
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 1
Kids can build their vocabulary and spelling skills with this worksheet. Your child will learn the definitions for vocabulary words and use them in context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 2
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 2
Build your child's vocabulary and spelling skills with this focused series. Each worksheet gives definitions or synonyms for vocab terms your child will learn.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms 3
Exercise
Synonyms and Antonyms 3
This exercise’s further practice identifying synonyms and antonyms will reinforce your students’ understanding of like and opposite words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Geometry & Word Problems with Fractions and Decimal Multiplication

Geometry & Word Problems with Fractions and Decimal Multiplication

Work with your child to brainstorm real life situations that use geometry or decimals, like building with blocks or shopping for groceries. Then, ask how math can help in those situations. For example, knowing about decimals can help us understand the prices at the grocery store. Talking about math with your child will strengthen their concrete undersanding of complex topics.
As students work through the different strategies for decimal division and multiplication, it can be helpful to revisit the same problems using fractions. Then, try using decimals and fractions in geometry problems. For example, ask students to find the area of a rectangle with dimensions that are decimals. Combining these topics will build students' critical thinking and number sense.
Geometry Task Cards
Worksheet
Geometry Task Cards
Challenge your students to identify or draw 18 different geometric shapes, including polygons, quadrilaterals, and triangles.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Decimal Division
Worksheet
Decimal Division
Use long division to divide small numbers that will result in answers with decimals.
4th grade
Worksheet
Dizzy Over Decimals: Multiplication #2
Worksheet
Dizzy Over Decimals: Multiplication #2
Here's a sheet that's sure to give your child all the practice he needs with decimal multiplication.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Division with Decimals
Worksheet
Division with Decimals
If dividing decimals is difficult, try this worksheet for practice! Your child will have a few practice problems to work out, with a helpful hint box.
Worksheet
Coordinate Plane Word Problems
Worksheet
Coordinate Plane Word Problems
Challenge your students to read and interpret information in the first quadrant.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplying Decimal Numbers in Science
Game
Multiplying Decimal Numbers in Science
Kids learn how to multiply whole numbers and decimals in this super science game.
5th grade
Math
Game

Comparing & Contrasting Texts on the Same Topic

Comparing & Contrasting Texts on the Same Topic

Reading books in a series can draw in reluctant readers. When your child finds a series that he loves, he will be more likely to continue reading the subseqent books. Encourage his excitement by asking questions that compare the books within the series, like: How has the character changed through the series? What is the setting of each book?
To draw in reluctant readers, choose the first book of a series to read aloud to the class. Then, make the subsequent books available to students to read independently. Once students have gotten to know the characters in a series, they are more likely to show interest in the books that follow. Encourage students' excitement by asking guiding questions that compare the books within the series, like: How has the character changed through the series? What is the setting of each book?
Comparing Book Series
Worksheet
Comparing Book Series
This worksheet is used with examples of the two kinds of book series, episodic and epic.
5th grade
Worksheet
Kinds of Book Series
Worksheet
Kinds of Book Series
This worksheet guides students on an investigation throughout the library where they are challenged to classify five book series.
5th grade
Worksheet
Using a Chart to Compare Books in a Series
Worksheet
Using a Chart to Compare Books in a Series
This worksheet will enable your readers to examine several books in a series and compare and contrast the main features across the texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Book Series
Lesson plan
Comparing and Contrasting Book Series
So many students love to read books in a series but they don't give much thought to what a series really is. In this lesson students discover the two kinds of book series and apply classifying criteria to examples in the library.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Exploring the Features of a Book Series
Lesson plan
Exploring the Features of a Book Series
Students will engage their analytical skills and literacy skills as they compare books within a series. The central activity in this lesson will have students identifying, comparing, and contrasting the shared features of books in a series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Sentence Structures for Summarizing
Lesson plan
Sentence Structures for Summarizing
In this support lesson, your ELs will use key vocabulary and sentence structures to summarize a story. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing and Contrasting Book Series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Argument Writing

Argument Writing

Ask your child 'why' questions: Why do you think ...? Why should I agree...? Thinking about the answers to these questions will build critical thinking skills and strengthen your child's ability to support their opinions and arguments.
Use graphic organizers and outlines to help your student organize the structure of their argument before they begin writing. Then, have students exchange their outlines and give feedback to their peers before they draft their essay.
Supporting Opinions
Worksheet
Supporting Opinions
Get ready to voice your opinion! This three-part series will strengthen kids' writing organization and their confidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Lesson plan
Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This lesson will help students map out their argument essay after they have identified a topic. Students will learn the three basic components of constructing an argument: stating a claim, listing reasons, and providing evidence.
5th 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
Time to Write Your Introductory Paragraph
Worksheet
Time to Write Your Introductory Paragraph
When your students have completed their prewriting and they have their argument mapped out, they will be ready to start their argument essay.
5th grade
Worksheet
The Introductory Paragraph
Worksheet
The Introductory Paragraph
This activity will help students understand how an introductory paragraph is structured.
5th grade
Worksheet
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