Reading Words in Context, Words Roots, and Affixes

Reading Words in Context, Words Roots, and Affixes

Children constantly encounter new words as they read. A solid grasp of affixes will help your child decipher the meaning of unfamiliar words. Make flash cards with an affix and its meaning on one side. On the other side, have your child list as many words as they can that contain that affix. Make it into game by looking for new words to add to each card.
Students can better decipher the meaning of unfamiliar words when they have a solid grasp of affixes. Create flash cards that each contain a different affix and its meaning on one side. After distributing the cards, have students write a word that contains that affix on the other side, then pass the card to a classmate, adding a new word to each card they receive. Continue passing cards to allow students to review a variety of affixes.
Read & Find Root Words #1
Worksheet
Read & Find Root Words #1
Use this short story to help your students practice identifying root words in context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Part of the Week: spir
Worksheet
Word Part of the Week: spir
Help your students get to know a common root word with this great graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Part of the Week: son
Worksheet
Word Part of the Week: son
Help your students get to know a common root word with this great graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rockin' Root Words
Worksheet
Rockin' Root Words
Expose your students to new vocabulary and root words with this rockin’ exercise!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read & Find Root Words #2
Worksheet
Read & Find Root Words #2
Use this short story to help your students practice identifying root words in context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

The key to adding fractions with unlike denominators is finding equivalent fractions with like denominators. Practice making equivalent fractions using pictures or models so that your child is comfortable with the process.
Provide opporunities for concrete problem-solving with fraction tiles and pictorial models. Once your students are familiar with visual examples of fractions, they'll be ready for abstract problem-solving using an algorithm.
Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Worksheet
Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Use this printable to help your child learn how to add fractions with unlike denominators.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Adding Improper Fractions #3
Worksheet
Adding Improper Fractions #3
Do you find adding fractions frightening? You certainly won't after you finish this worksheet!
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Adding Improper Fractions #2
Worksheet
Adding Improper Fractions #2
Add improper fractions together with this colorful math worksheet. Your child will add alongside a cheerful jester.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Lesson plan
Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Adding fractions with unlike denominators just doesn't work like it does when the denominators are the same. Let's make it work! Students will add fractions with unlike denominators with sums between one and two.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Worksheet
Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Help students add fractions easily with this step-by-step worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Exercise
Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators will help students practice this key fifth grade skill. Try our free exercises to build knowledge and confidence.
5th grade
Math
Exercise

Poetry: Similes and Metaphors

Poetry: Similes and Metaphors

Encourage your child to practice using literary devices or figurative language in their own writing before analyzing other texts for these devices. Begin with simple, kid-friendly examples like, "The sun is as bright as a diamond." Although the sun and a diamond are different, they are both bright and shiny. Next, offer your child a writing prompt, such as: "Compare a friend and ice cream using a simile," or "Write a metaphor comparing yourself to an animal."
Offer students an opportunity to write their own similes and metaphors before they search for these literary devices in other texts. Begin with a mini lesson on each, providing kid-friendly examples. Next, offer students a writing prompt. Ask them to compare a friend and ice cream using a simile, or write a metaphor comparing themselves to an animal.
Onomatopoeia Comic Word Search
Worksheet
Onomatopoeia Comic Word Search
An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound it's describing. Search through this word search to find each comic book onomatopoeia!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors
Make writing magical with metaphors! Beginning writers can practice creating their own metaphors with this sheet as a guide.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
This worksheet is a slam dunk for metaphors! Your young writer will learn what makes up a metaphor, and then practice making a few of her own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes and Metaphors: Can You Tell the Difference?
Worksheet
Similes and Metaphors: Can You Tell the Difference?
Can you tell the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Help your star writer sort out her figurative language with a fun activity.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes: Clear as Crystal
Worksheet
Similes: Clear as Crystal
As quiet as a mouse or as quiet as a cucumber? Kids will learn the definition of a simile, then use pictures as clues to complete the similes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes 3
Exercise
Similes 3
Students will be as confident in writing as a Pulitzer Prize winner after completing this final exercise in the similes series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Lesson plan
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Baby, you're a firework! In this musical lesson, your students will use context clues to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in popular music. They will then use this knowledge to write their own metaphors and similes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Similes with Linking Words
Lesson plan
Similes with Linking Words
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the structure and meaning of similes. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing as Self Expression

Writing as Self Expression

A journal can encourage self-expression and instill a love of writing. Offer your child a short, daily prompt and allow them to write as little or as much as they like. By writing in a personal space, rather than for an audience, your child will be more willing to take risks. Moreover, the lessons they learn through this process will carry over to their academic compositions.
When students write for themselves instead of for an audience, they will be more willing to take risks. Have your students keep a daily journal. Give them a short prompt each day, then set a timer for fifteen minutes. After a few days, ask students to select a piece from their journal to edit and publish.
Journal Writing Task Cards #2
Worksheet
Journal Writing Task Cards #2
Use these 24 cards for daily writing exercises, or hand them out to encourage variety in writing!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Worksheet
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Use these 24 cards for daily writing exercises, or hand them out to encourage variety in writing!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Respond to Art: Opinion & Evidence #1
Worksheet
Respond to Art: Opinion & Evidence #1
With this art-based activity, students will practice supporting their opinion with evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Respond to Art: Opinion & Evidence #2
Worksheet
Respond to Art: Opinion & Evidence #2
With this art-based activity, students will practice supporting their opinion with evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Peer Review Rubric
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Peer Review Rubric
Use a kid-friendly rubric to help your students peer-review their persuasive essays!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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