Tricky Words: Homophones & Homographs

Tricky Words: Homophones & Homographs

Homophones and homographs can be really tricky for kids! Help your child learn the difference between these types of words to build a better understanding of word meaning and word relationships. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings, like brake and break. Homographs, on the other hand, are spelled the same and are sometimes pronounced the same, but have different meanings, like wind and wind. For fun, see how many words you and your child can think of and make two different lists!
Students build strong vocabularies when they understand word meanings and word relationships. It is important to clarify the difference between homophones and homographs for your students. Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings, such as break and brake. Homographs are words that are spelled the same and are sometimes pronounced the same, but have different meanings, such as wind and wind. Teach your students to use the context in the sentence to figure out which word is being used. This will boost your students' grasp on these tricky words and how to use them correctly!
Same Sound, Different Spelling
Worksheet
Same Sound, Different Spelling
Choose the correct spelling (and meaning) between two words that sound the same in sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
There, Their, or They're?
Worksheet
There, Their, or They're?
There, their, and they're: They're tricky to many people! This worksheet explains the difference. Then, kids choose the right word to complete each sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Homographs: Double Meanings 1
Worksheet
Homographs: Double Meanings 1
This homograph worksheets gets your kid to learn about words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Try our homograph worksheet with your child.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Homographs: Double Meanings 2
Worksheet
Homographs: Double Meanings 2
On this third grade reading worksheet, kids write sentences for homographs, which are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Double Meaning: Practicing Homographs
Worksheet
Double Meaning: Practicing Homographs
This printable will challenge your child's understanding of "homographs", or words that looks the same as another words, but means something different.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Building Sentences with Homophones
Game
Building Sentences with Homophones
Kids practice spelling and vocabulary as they choose homophones to complete sentences in this reading game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Multiply & Divide with 9

Multiply & Divide with 9

Multiplication fact fluency is as important now as it was at the beginning. Continue to help your child master the multiplication facts. Help your child get a firm grasp on the 9's multiplication facts by teaching the 9's finger trick. Watch your young mathematician's confidence increase as this more challenging set of facts becomes as easy as pie.
Your students still need to practice their multiplication facts throughout the year. Fact fluency is a key component to building strong math skills. Teach your students the 9's trick for multiplication facts and watch their confidence soar.
Multiplying by Nine
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Multiplying by Nine
Kids completing this third grade math worksheet multiply by 9 to solve each equation and also fill in a multiplication chart for the number 9.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
9 Times Table Hand Trick
Worksheet
9 Times Table Hand Trick
Sometimes it's okay to use your hands! Check out this popular strategy for solving those tricky 9s times tables.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiply the Numbers by 9
Worksheet
Multiply the Numbers by 9
Have your child help Pink Fishy by tackling these simple multiplication problems.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplying by 9
Worksheet
Multiplying by 9
Test your little math ninja's speed with times tables! She'll practice multiplying by 9 with both basic times tables and a few equations with bigger numbers.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Lesson plan
Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Teach your students to decompose factors as a strategy to find multiples of 6, 7, 8, and 9. This lesson supports flexible thinking and number sense.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Decomposing Numbers
Lesson plan
Decomposing Numbers
Why make things harder on ourselves? Teach your students to decompose numbers to make math easier! Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for *Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9.*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Multiply by 9: Ski Racer
Game
Multiply by 9: Ski Racer
9 is just one less than 10! Use that fact to practice the 9's multiplication facts in this fun ski racer game.
3rd grade
Math
Game

Book Report Presentations

Book Report Presentations

Book reports are a fun way for readers to show that they understand the story. Assist your child in preparing a book report by going over the rubric and expectations. Make sure all components are present and that your child has created a clear report based on the required elements. Last but not least, have fun and be creative!
Book reports are a fun way to engage students in their reading. When assigning book projects, provide a list of directions and expectations in the form of a rubric. This allows your students to know what you expect and how to proceed with the project. Be sure to place the most emphasis on the students' understanding and explanation of the text.
Story Plot
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Story Plot
If your budding reading is writing his first book report, help him nail down the plot with this quick review worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Characters
Worksheet
Book Characters
If your child is writing his first book report, help him get a handle on the characters in his book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conflict
Worksheet
Conflict
Help your child understand how conflicts factor into plots with this inventive reading worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Report Outline
Worksheet
Book Report Outline
Need a template for your child to write his book report ? Here is a fun, postcard themed book report outline.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Lesson plan
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Change is inevitable, even for story characters! In this lesson, your students will determine how a character changes throughout a story by focusing on the character’s dialogue and actions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Evidence of Character Changes
Lesson plan
Evidence of Character Changes
Create conversations about character changes! Use this lesson plan as a stand-alone lesson for practicing sequencing words in evidenced-based claims about a character, or before the Characters Change Just Like We Do lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Cursive Handwriting & Typing Practice

Cursive Handwriting & Typing Practice

Cursive handwriting and typing are life skills. Help your child practice writing cursive letters independently and then teach how to string letters together to make words. Use these resources to get started, and be sure to cover the rest of the letters in the alphabet, too.
Cursive handwriting and typing are important life skills. Support your students as they learn how to use cursive handwriting by teaching the letters in isolation. Use these resources to get started, and be sure to cover the rest of the letters in the alphabet, too. After you've introduced each letter on its own, teach your students how to string letters together to form words.
Cursive A
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Cursive A
Write the cursive A with this cursive A worksheet. This cursive A worksheet helps you develop perfect cursive A penmanship.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cursive B
Worksheet
Cursive B
Use this cursive B worksheet to perfect your cursive B penmanship. Trace, write, and practice your way to a perfect cursive B with this cursive B worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cursive C
Worksheet
Cursive C
Practice your cursive C skills with this cursive C worksheet. Scrawl your way to a perfect cursive C with this cursive C worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cursive D
Worksheet
Cursive D
This cursive D worksheet gets you to make a perfect cursive D. Write your way to a legible cursive D with this cursive D worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cursive E
Worksheet
Cursive E
Cursive E makes an appearance in this cursive E worksheet. Use this cursive E worksheet to perfect your cursive E skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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