# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 26

## 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
Interactive Worksheet
Homophone Hero
Kids practice using homophones in this fill-in-the-blank worksheet.
Interactive 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.
Lesson plan
Their There and They're
Worksheet
Their There and They're
Learners will use context clues to determine the correct homophone for each of eight sentences.
Worksheet
Worksheet
Can you tell the difference between by, buy, and bye? Your learner can master these difficult homophones with just a little repetition.
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.
Game
Homophones: Write or Right?
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Homophones: Write or Right?
Learners will work closely with two common homophones, write and right, in this grammar worksheet.
Worksheet

## Connecting Fractions to Decimal Division

Practice division with fractions and decimals using concrete materials, like base ten blocks. Use these models as a visual to support your child as they divide fractions and decimals. Once they 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.
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!
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.
Math
Lesson plan
Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers
Worksheet
Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers
Challenge your child to practice dividing fractions with whole numbers on this clear and simple worksheet.
Math
Worksheet
Division Riddle #1
Worksheet
Division Riddle #1
Turn division into a game! Students will solve nine division problems to solve a puzzle.
Math
Worksheet
Dino Fishing: Fraction Word Problems
Game
Dino Fishing: Fraction Word Problems
Students apply their knowledge of fractions to real-world scenarios in this interactive math game.
Math
Game

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?
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.
Lesson plan
Worksheet
Students will make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
Worksheet
Worksheet
Practice reading comprehension with "A Mad Tea Party," an exciting chapter from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, then make it into a mini-book.
Worksheet
Analyzing a Passage from The Wizard of Oz
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Analyzing a Passage from The Wizard of Oz
Children read a passage from L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, then answer a series of questions in this reading comprehension worksheet.
Worksheet
Comparing Texts: Separate Traits of a Sub-Genre
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Comparing Texts: Separate Traits of a Sub-Genre
Deepen your students’ literary comprehension by comparing texts within a genre.
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Main Idea & Details: Icebergs
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Main Idea & Details: Icebergs
Students will identify the main idea and supporting details in a short nonfiction text.
Worksheet

## 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.
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
Worksheet
The Raven
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with our vocab-packed copy of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
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.
Worksheet
Worksheet
In this exercise, students will use linking verbs to write metaphors with support.
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.
Lesson plan
Dino Bones: Using Figurative Language in Sentences
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Dino Bones: Using Figurative Language in Sentences
Get to know figurative language like the back of your hand with this fifth-grade learning game!
Game
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