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# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 24

## Descriptive Language

Introduce your child to descriptive language through focused word lists. Teach your child adjectives or synonyms for common colors, then challenge them to use these words to write a descriptive paragraph.
Mix up your regular vocabulary routine by infusing your focused word lists with descriptive words. Teach your students adjectives or synonyms for common colors, then challenge them to use these words to write a descriptive paragraph.
Build Vocabulary 15
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Build Vocabulary 15
Your fifth grader will learn impressive words like "tenacious" and "strident" in this vocabulary builder worksheet. Learn some new words with this worksheet.
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Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
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Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Introduce your students to vocabulary words that will strengthen their descriptive writing!
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Build Vocabulary 14
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Build Vocabulary 14
Reinforce known and new words with your child using this vocabulary worksheet. Learn words like "recitation," "incorporate," and more.
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Build Vocabulary 13
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Build Vocabulary 13
Words like "antagonist" and "transient" are confusing for adults and kids. Fifth graders will learn these words and more in this vocabulary worksheet.
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## Connecting Fractions to Decimal Division

Introduce division with fractions and decimals using concrete materials, like base ten blocks. Use these models as a visual to teach students how to divide fractions and decimals. Once students understand the underlying concepts and can explain their process, they will be ready to use algorithms as a shortcut.
Introduce division with fractions and decimals using concrete materials, like base ten blocks. Use these models as a visual to teach students how to divide fractions and decimals. Once students understand the underlying concepts and can explain their process, they will be ready to use algorithms as a shortcut.
Dividing Decimals with Models
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Dividing Decimals with Models
In this visual math exercise, your students will draw models to practice dividing decimals with whole number divisors.
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Diner Division
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Diner Division
Students learn how to fairly split the bill with this lesson that has them race to find out the amount they owe on a check! Students will apply their knowledge of dividing decimals to real-world situations of dining out!
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Dividing Decimals
Lesson plan
Dividing Decimals
Help students transition from a visual representation of dividing decimals to using the standard algorithm for dividing decimals by a whole number. Use this lesson on its own or as support for th lesson Diner Division.
Math
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Shopping: Decimal Division to the Tenths Place
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Shopping: Decimal Division to the Tenths Place
In this interactive game, kids shop for fun objects while practicing decimal division to the tenths!
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Dividing Decimals: Math Riddle
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Dividing Decimals: Math Riddle
Sneak in some practice dividing decimal numbers with a fun math riddle worksheet! Your student will solve the division problems to solve the riddle.
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Dividing Fractions with Whole Numbers
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Dividing Fractions with Whole Numbers
Challenge your child to practice dividing fractions with whole numbers on this clear and simple worksheet.
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Blank Models for Fractions & Decimals
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Blank Models for Fractions & Decimals
Use these blank models for a variety of math exercises, including multiplying decimals.
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Division Riddle
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Division Riddle
Turn division into a game! Students will solve nine division problems to solve a puzzle.
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Move beyond fluency and basic comprehension by focusing on the deeper meaning of a text. Have your child read a sample text three times: First to establish the topic or main idea; next to highlight and clarify challenging vocabulary; and finally to analyze the author's opinion, point of view, and theme. What inferences can they make about the text?
Move beyond fluency and basic comprehension by focusing on the deeper meaning of a text. Have students read a sample text three times: First to establish the topic or main idea; next to highlight and clarify challenging vocabulary; and finally to analyze the author's opinion, point of view, and theme. What inferences can they make about the text?
Find the Main Idea: Shark
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Find the Main Idea: Shark
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
Give your class a deeper understanding of theme with this art and poetry-focused lesson plan about theme. By the end of the lesson, students will understand what theme is and how to determine theme in a piece of writing, such as a poem.
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Common Theme Words
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Common Theme Words
In this support lesson, your EL students will learn eight common theme words and will practice applying them to a short story. Use this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Determining the Theme of a Poem.
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Panchatantra: "The Broken Pot"
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Panchatantra: "The Broken Pot"
Help your young reader learn to identify themes with the Panchatantra story "The Broken Pot" a classic fable from India that has a moral lesson.
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This resource helps students comprehend and analyze complex texts, using the 3-reads close reading strategy.
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Help students practice close reading of fiction or nonfiction texts with this detailed checklist.
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Explore "The Secret Garden" with this reading comprehension worksheet.
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## Poetry: Personification, Similes, and Metaphors

The rhythms and rhymes children discover in poetry can help nurture a lifelong love of language. Find and analyze the figurative language in the poems you read together. Then, have your child experiment with these devices in their own writing.
The rhythms and rhymes children discover in poetry can help nurture a lifelong love of language. Find and analyze the figurative language in the poems you read as a class. Then, have your students experiment with these devices in their own writing.
What Is Figurative Language?
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What Is Figurative Language?
Introduce your students to eight common types of figurative language with this colorful exercise.
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, metaphors, and idioms are some of the most widely used literary devices in both speaking and writing. Students will review each of these and practice creating some of their own.
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The Raven
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The Raven
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with our vocab-packed copy of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
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Metaphor Game
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Metaphor Game
This printable game is a walk in the park! Get fired up for figurative language with this fun and creative metaphor game.
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In this exercise, students will use linking verbs to write metaphors with support.
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What is Personification?
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What is Personification?
Help your writing sing with personification! Practice identifying the different examples of personification in these poems by Emily Dickinson.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.

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