Building Vocabulary

Building Vocabulary

Get silly and help your child learn new words! Movement can be an effective learning strategy. So, ask your child to come up with a dance move that represents a new vocabulary word. Then, imitate their move. Follow up by asking them to come up with a dance move that represents the antonym of the word.
Make word study fun with games and movement activities! Play matching games or 'around the world' with cards that list synonyms or antonyms. Or, get students moving with 'charades': have small groups create movements, gestures, or pantomimes to represent new words. Games and movement are effective cognitive strategies to improve memory and increase interest.
Synonym Memory Game
Worksheet
Synonym Memory Game
Students will have fun matching synonyms with this vocabulary memory game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 5
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 5
Your fifth grader will learn new vocabulary words and put them into use with this worksheet. Try this worksheet with your child to expand his vocabulary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Worksheet
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Introduce your students to vocabulary words that will strengthen their descriptive writing!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 4
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary 4
Build your fifth grader's vocabulary and spelling skills with this focused series, including definitions or synonyms for vocab terms for your child to learn.
5th 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
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

Area & Volume

Area & Volume

Make math personal! Try using data that your child cares about to plot points on a coordinate plane. For example, you might help your child make a graph showing how much she has grown or plot points showing how much candy costs per pound at the candy store. Or, invite your child to draw a 'blueprint' of your family home on graph paper. Then ask them to find the area and perimeter of each room on their drawing, using the square units as measurements.
Inspire creativity through math! Invite your students to design their dream home. Hand out graph paper and have students draw a blueprint of their imagined house. Encourage them to include whatever rooms they want, like a video game room, a movie theater, or an indoor pool! Then, have them find the area and perimeter of each room. To add a STEM challenge, have students build their home as a 3D model, and ask them to find the volume of each room in their model.
Calculating Area in the Garden
Worksheet
Calculating Area in the Garden
In this 5th grade math worksheet, your child will find the area of each part of a garden, then calculate how much it will cost to redo them.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Volume and a Building
Lesson plan
Volume and a Building
Students will apply the formula V = l × w × h to find the volume for rectangular prisms in the context of solving real-world problems.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Various Volumes Solution
Lesson plan
Various Volumes Solution
Strengthen your students' understanding of cubic units and volume! They'll solve a realistic problem and explain key ideas about volume. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Volume and a Building.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
An Introduction to Surface Area
Worksheet
An Introduction to Surface Area
Introduce your students to the concept of surface area with this concrete teaching tool.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Pool Creation: Area Models
Game
Pool Creation: Area Models
Third graders calculate the area of a swimming pool in this silly multiplication game.
3rd grade
Math
Game
How Much Space Is There? (Part Two)
Worksheet
How Much Space Is There? (Part Two)
How much can you fit in each space? Calculate the volume for each item.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Calculating Area in the Kitchen
Worksheet
Calculating Area in the Kitchen
In this 4th grade math worksheet, your child will find the area of the kitchen floor, then calculate which kind of flooring is within budget.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Volume of a Rectangular Prism
Exercise
Volume of a Rectangular Prism
With a clear illustration and instructions, this exercise will teach students how to calculate the seemingly complex volume of a rectangular prism.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
More than One: Multiplication
Worksheet
More than One: Multiplication
Use multiplication to find the volume of multiple containers!
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Volume Cubed #3
Worksheet
Volume Cubed #3
Centimeter cubes have gone wild with these irregular shapes! Students will be challenged to calculate the volume of different shapes by counting the cubes.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet

Prepositions & Analyzing Point of View

Prepositions & Analyzing Point of View

Remind your child that both fiction and nonfiction texts contain a point of view. As an example, choose a current event that your child is familiar with. Search on the internet to find articles from various different sources about the same event. Read the articles together and discuss the differences in point of view. Reading articles from different countries can provide an especially strong example for this activity.
Give your students a chance to discuss author's point of view by comparing two texts on the same topic. For example, you might introduce opposing points of view about a historical event. Then, ask students to identify the author's point of view in each text. Use a Venn Diagram or top hat organizer to compare the differences in point of view.
Point of View Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Point of View Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer can help students analyze a story, scenario, disagreement or controversy from multiple perspectives.
5th grade
Worksheet
Exploring Different Points of View
Lesson plan
Exploring Different Points of View
The activities in this lesson will engage students in thinking about how a person’s position, needs, and concerns affect their point of view on an issue. Students will apply this to characters in "The Memory String" by Eve Bunting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
Lesson plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Worksheet
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Challenge your students to find real world examples of the author’s purpose with this text-based scavenger hunt.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Point of View Scenario: The Rowdy 5th Graders
Worksheet
Point of View Scenario: The Rowdy 5th Graders
This quirky story is a great example of how point of view can change how we reflect and interpret a story.
5th grade
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Author's Purpose & Point of View
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Author's Purpose & Point of View
This graphic organizer helps students work through a nonfiction text to help organize information about the author’s point, and the reasons and evidence used to support it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Argument Writing: Counterargument & Conclusions

Argument Writing: Counterargument & Conclusions

Challenge your child to think of other people's perspectives. When making an argument, ask your learner to consider what someone might say if they shared the same opinion. Thinking about alternative points of view will help sharpen your child's argument writing skills.
Provide opportunities for your students to read examples of strong arguments. When students have exposure to multiple examples, they will begin to recognize patterns that they can use in their own writing. Ask students to identify the various parts of the arguments they read, including the claim, evidence, and counter argument.
Organization in Writing
Worksheet
Organization in Writing
This worksheet will improve your child's organization in writing by having him to use a flow chart to get in the habit of outlining his ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Power of Persuasion
Lesson plan
The Power of Persuasion
Teach your students the power of persuasion by preparing them to write persuasive letters. This lesson, complete with brainstorming activities, allows young writers to unlock their inner rhetoricians.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Persuasive Writing for Kids
Worksheet
Persuasive Writing for Kids
Challenge your writer's critical thinking skills by asking him to pen a persuasive narrative in favor of or against an issue.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument
Introduce your students to the five parts of an effective argument.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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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