Week 22

Word Morphology

Word morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words. As your child studies words and word parts, ask them to keep a journal of the interesting words they learn. Read through this word list together and look for words with common prefixes or suffixes.
Understanding root words and their meanings is a foundational piece of language. This is crucial as students read more complex texts and come across unfamiliar words. Support your students by having them create a Root Word Dictionary to keep track of a variety of root words and their meanings.
Word Part of the Week: per
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Word Part of the Week: per
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Word Wizards
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Word Wizards
Help your students become word wizards! In this creative and engaging lesson, students will review roots, prefixes, and suffixes before creating their own words and definitions.
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Word Part of the Week: dia
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Word Part of the Week: dia
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Practice Using Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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Practice Using Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students practice using root words, prefixes, and suffixes to change words and to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
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Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #3
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Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #3
Assess your students’ understanding of word parts and how they relate to word meaning.
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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 understanding 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.
Area with Decimals and Fractions
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Area with Decimals and Fractions
Refresh students on the relationship between decimals and fractions when they multiply to find the area! They will find the area of a location in a picture by converting mixed numbers to a decimals and then using the area equation.
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Encourage students to explain the relationship between decimals and fractions to help them with future computations. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area with Decimals and Fractions.
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Dizzy Over Decimals: Multiplying Decimals #2
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Dizzy Over Decimals: Multiplying Decimals #2
Learners boost their decimal multiplication skills with this helpful practice worksheet.
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Money Math: Shopping and Shipping #1
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Money Math: Shopping and Shipping #1
Teach your kid about a not-so-fun fact of life: shipping fees, and improve his ability to multiply decimals, with this colorful worksheet.
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Dividing Decimals
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Dividing Decimals
Math learners practice dividing decimals in this fifth grade math worksheet.
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Stock Market Math
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Stock Market Math
This activity will further your child's ability to interpret graphs and apply math skills in a real-world situation.
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Perspective, Opinion, & Narrator's Point of View

Look for examples of author's purpose in the real world. For example, when you're driving, ask your child to identify the purpose of a billboard or a road sign. At the grocery store, compare the purpose behind the nutrition label on a box of cereal versus the fun description on the back of the box.
As students identify the author's purpose and narrator's point of view, make sure that they are able to justify their thinking with evidence from the text. Help them find cue words, loaded words, and direct quotes combined with their own inference skills.
Detecting the Author's Purpose
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Detecting the Author's Purpose
Learners will categorize 12 different types of text according to why the author would write them, using the acronym PIE as a mnemonic device.
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Identify the Author's Purpose
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Identify the Author's Purpose
Authors persuade, inform, and entertain through various types of writing! Students set out to identify the author’s purpose.
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Whose Point Is It Anyway?
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Whose Point Is It Anyway?
What if Cinderella’s stepsisters weren’t really evil? In this engaging lesson, you will introduce your students to multiple points of view and discuss how these different perspectives can change a reader’s experience.
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Two Perspectives
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Two Perspectives
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to use conjunctions when contrasting information from two different characters’ perspectives. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Whose Point Is It Anyway? lesson.
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Learners will practice identifying the author's purpose in eight sample paragraphs, using text evidence to support their choice.
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Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
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Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Get your students moving with this interactive sorting game!
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Argument Writing

Many written arguments come in the form of letters. Encourage your child to write a persuasive letter to someone about a cause they care about. For example, your writer might choose to write to the NFL asking for increased safety on the field or to write to a television network asking for more shows with strong female leads.
Many written arguments come in the form of letters. Present your students with a controversial letter and have them write a persuasive letter in response. For example, you might write a letter to your students saying that they will have twice as much homework for the rest of the school year. Review the format of a letter before asking them to write their response.
Persuasive Letter Organizer
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Persuasive Letter Organizer
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Argument Writing: Persuasive Letters
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Argument Writing: Persuasive Letters
In this exercise, your young writers will write a persuasive letter to a person of their choice.
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Young writers map out their essays with the help of this graphic organizer.
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Persuasive Writing: Soda
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Persuasive Writing: Soda
Students compose a persuasive paragraph stating their opinion, including an introduction, three supporting arguments, and a conclusion, with the help of this worksheet template.
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Argument Writing: Peer Review Rubric
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Argument Writing: Peer Review Rubric
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Opinion Essay: Anchor Paper
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Opinion Essay: Anchor Paper
Use this example of a persuasive essay to dissect and identify the parts of this genre.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.