Synonyms

Synonyms

Be sure to utilize synonyms and antonyms as you support your child's vocabulary growth. While the terms can be confusing, teach a fun trick to keep them straight! The word "synonym" starts with the letter "s." Synonyms have the same word meaning, so simply remember "synonym, same." If your child can remember that, it will be clear that the antonyms are the opposite word meanings.
When we make connections between words and their synonyms and antonyms in context, we build a strong vocabulary. Support your students as they build their vocabulary with synonyms and antonyms. Many students confuse the terms, though, so be sure to teach them a fun trick to help keep it clear. Tell your students to remember that synonym starts with the letter "s" and so does the word "same." Think "synonym, same." If they can remember that, they can remember that antonym means opposite.
Synonyms are Fun
Synonyms are Fun
Worksheet
Synonyms are Fun
Use your vocabulary know-how to locate the missing word and complete the sentence!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Synonym
Find the Synonym
Worksheet
Find the Synonym
Get some synonym practice with this handy worksheet that asks kids to choose the synonym for each word in bold.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonym Search: Something in Common
Synonym Search: Something in Common
Worksheet
Synonym Search: Something in Common
Children practice identifying synonyms in this fun vocabulary-building worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet
Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet
Try this synonyms worksheet with your third grader. This synonyms worksheet gets your child to find words with the same meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dino Skateboarding: Synonyms
Dino Skateboarding: Synonyms
Game
Dino Skateboarding: Synonyms
Learners sharpen their knowledge of language and vocabulary words with this game all about synonyms!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Synonyms and Antonyms 1
Synonyms and Antonyms 1
Exercise
Synonyms and Antonyms 1
Encourage students to play the opposite game in this engaging exercise involving synonyms and antonyms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Fraction Fundamentals

Fraction Fundamentals

Bring fractions to life by fractioning food. Cut pizza, oranges, or other foods into halves, quarters, and more. Using hands-on objects and a real-world context will support your child as they learn and become comfortable with fraction basics. This will serve as a powerful visual for your child.
Using manipulatives while learning about fractions is a powerful way to build a foundational understanding of fractions for students. Allow them the opportunity to be hands-on with fraction bars and tiles so they manipulate and visualize as they begin to understand that a fraction is a part of a whole. Don't forget to include real-world context when teaching about fractions, too.
Fraction Fundamentals: Part of a Whole
Fraction Fundamentals: Part of a Whole
Worksheet
Fraction Fundamentals: Part of a Whole
Children practice seeing fractions as parts of a whole in this foundational geometry worksheet.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Numerator and Denominator: Basic Fraction Terms
Numerator and Denominator: Basic Fraction Terms
Worksheet
Numerator and Denominator: Basic Fraction Terms
Kids learn the meaning of numerator and denominator in this fraction terms worksheet.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Color the Fraction
Color the Fraction
Worksheet
Color the Fraction
Kids practice coloring shapes according to the fractions given to help them see how fractions are part of a whole.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Fractions in Action
Fractions in Action
Lesson plan
Fractions in Action
Have your "whole" group get a "piece" of fun in this sweet and tasty math game!
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Discussing Fraction Representations
Discussing Fraction Representations
Lesson plan
Discussing Fraction Representations
Support your students as they utilize key academy language to speak about visual and numerical representations of fractions. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Fractions in Action*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Worm Sandwich Fractions
Worm Sandwich Fractions
Game
Worm Sandwich Fractions
Kids identify fractions to split up wiggly worm sandwiches in this silly math game.
3rd grade
Math
Game

Cause & Effect

Cause & Effect

Encourage your child to become a critical thinker and a strong reader. Identifying cause and effect relationships in texts is an important part of reading comprehension. Use the vocabulary "cause" and "effect" at home often, as kids often forget which is which. In everyday situations, ask your child questions such as, "What happened?" (the effect) and "Why did that happen?" (the cause).
Good readers use critical thinking skills and questioning as they navigate a text. To find the relationship between key ideas in a story, teach your young readers to ask, "What happened?" and "Why did that happen?" When they can determine causes and effects, they boost their reading comprehension. Be sure to support your students by teaching them strategies to differentiate between the cause and the effect. These can be tricky for students.
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
This cause and effect worksheet opens your child up to improved critical thinking abilities. Use this cause and effect worksheet to focus on story structure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
Worksheet
Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
Children practice connecting cause to effect in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension: My Day at the Amusement Park
Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension: My Day at the Amusement Park
Worksheet
Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension: My Day at the Amusement Park
This resource will help your students practice an important reading comprehension skill as they read a fiction text and identify cause and effect relationships
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Lesson plan
Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Improve reading comprehension with a lesson on cause and effect! In this lesson, students will use a T-chart to identify examples of cause and effect in and by the end, you’ll all be singing along to the cause and effect song!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Cause or Effect?
Cause or Effect?
Lesson plan
Cause or Effect?
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the relationship between cause and the effect sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Better Together: Level N
Better Together: Level N
Story
Better Together: Level N
Your child can learn about working together in this interactive story featuring Education.com characters Roly and Cuz-Cuz.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Informative Writing Structure

Informative Writing Structure

Young writers need a simple structure to follow in each paragraph. Help your child with this structure by looking at nonfiction paragraph examples. Have them color code the topic sentence and choose a different color to show the three supporting details. Use these resources to get your young writer comfortable with the structure of informational writing.
In third grade, students need a simple structure to follow in their writing. Give your writers practice with topic sentences and supporting them with details and facts. Engage your students by color coding sentences to offer a visual of the structure. Practice the same structure with different topics so students can feel comfortable and confident as they write their own informational text.
Organize Your Informational Essay: Pets
Organize Your Informational Essay: Pets
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Pets
Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Favorite Activity
Organize Your Informational Essay: Favorite Activity
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Favorite Activity
Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Travel
Organize Your Informational Essay: Travel
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Travel
Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Health
Organize Your Informational Essay: Health
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Health
Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Classroom Rules
Organize Your Informational Essay: Classroom Rules
Worksheet
Organize Your Informational Essay: Classroom Rules
Children learn to plan and organize their compositions with this writing prompt and template.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing Graphic Organizer
Informational Writing Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Informational Writing Graphic Organizer
Use this resource to help your students get organized. The labeled sections will guide them to follow the proper informative essay structure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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