Homophones

Homophones

Fifth-graders require ongoing homophone practice. These tricky words can alter the meaning of a sentence and cause confusion for readers and writers. This week, help your child review some commonly misused homophones like "they're," "there," and "their."
Fifth-grade students require ongoing homophone practice. These tricky words can alter the meaning of a sentence and cause confusion for readers and writers. This week, do a quick review of some commonly misused homophones like "they're," "there," and "their."
Homophone Hero
Worksheet
Homophone Hero
Kids practice using homophones in this fill-in-the-blank worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
High-Five Homophones
Lesson plan
High-Five Homophones
In this homophone lesson, your students will have fun getting out of their seats to play a "mingle" game before they practice using homophones in sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Apostrophes in Possessives: Undersea Explorers
Game
Apostrophes in Possessives: Undersea Explorers
Kids select the correct possessive noun in this underwater-themed game.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
There and They're and Their, Oh My!
Lesson plan
There and They're and Their, Oh My!
Mix-ups of "there," "they're," and "their" happen way too often. There is no better time than now to help your students get their homophones down. They're sure to have fun with this interactive English lesson!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Their There and They're
Worksheet
Their There and They're
Deciding when to use their, there or they're is tricky at any age. Give your child some practice with with this fun fill-in-the blank story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
By, Buy or Bye?
Worksheet
By, Buy or Bye?
Can you tell the difference between by, buy, and bye? Your fourth grader can master these difficult homophones with a just little repetition.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Homophone Sentence Building
Game
Homophone Sentence Building
Too or to? Help kids get a grasp on homophones with this sentence-building game, in which they complete sentences with homophones that make the most sense.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
You're and Your
Worksheet
You're and Your
Choosing your or you're can be difficult for everyone. Your student can learn quickly while filling in the blanks of this story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write or Right
Worksheet
Write or Right
Write or right? Your fourth grader will need just a little repetition to memorize these homophones.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Connecting Fractions to Decimal Division

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
Worksheet
Dividing Decimals with Models
In this visual math exercise, your students will draw models to practice dividing decimals with whole number divisors.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Diner Division
Lesson plan
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!
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
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.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Shopping: Decimal Division to the Tenths Place
Game
Shopping: Decimal Division to the Tenths Place
In this interactive game, kids shop for fun objects while practicing decimal division to the tenths!
5th grade
Math
Game
Dividing Decimals: Math Riddle
Worksheet
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.
Worksheet
Dividing Fractions with Whole Numbers
Worksheet
Dividing Fractions with Whole Numbers
Challenge your child to practice dividing fractions with whole numbers on this clear and simple worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Blank Models for Fractions & Decimals
Worksheet
Blank Models for Fractions & Decimals
Use these blank models for a variety of math exercises, including multiplying decimals.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Division Riddle
Worksheet
Division Riddle
Turn division into a game! Students will solve nine division problems to solve a puzzle.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet

Reading to Comprehend

Reading to Comprehend

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
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Kids will learn about sharks as they read this short and informative worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Determining the Theme of a Poem
Lesson plan
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Common Theme Words
Lesson plan
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Panchatantra: "The Broken Pot"
Worksheet
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Close Reading Activity
Worksheet
Close Reading Activity
This resource helps students comprehend and analyze complex texts, using the 3-reads close reading strategy.
5th grade
Worksheet
Close Reading Checklist
Worksheet
Close Reading Checklist
Help students practice close reading of fiction or nonfiction texts with this detailed checklist.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Secret Garden: Reading Comprehension
Worksheet
The Secret Garden: Reading Comprehension
Explore "The Secret Garden" with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Poetry: Personification, Similes, and Metaphors

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?
Worksheet
What Is Figurative Language?
Introduce your students to eight common types of figurative language with this colorful exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Lesson plan
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Raven
Worksheet
The Raven
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with our vocab-packed copy of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphor Game
Worksheet
Metaphor Game
This printable game is a walk in the park! Get fired up for figurative language with this fun and creative metaphor game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors with Linking Verbs
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors with Linking Verbs
In this exercise, students will use linking verbs to write metaphors with support.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Personification?
Worksheet
What is Personification?
Help your writing sing with personification! Practice identifying the different examples of personification in these poems by Emily Dickinson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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