Week 26

Compound Words

Encourage your child to look for two smaller words when studying compound words. Have them highlight each word in a different color!
Use letter tiles to teach students how to look for two smaller words in a compound word. This can be a great, tactile way for children to practice building and decomposing words.
Compound Words Game #1
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Compound Words Game #1
Children will enjoy pairing two balloons together to create a compound word in this vocabulary-boosting worksheet.
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Guess the Compound Word
Worksheet
Guess the Compound Word
Compound words are just words that are made by putting two smaller words together. With this worksheet, students will work backwards from definitions to guess the compound words and expand their vocabulary.
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Compound Word Meaning
Worksheet
Compound Word Meaning
In this worksheet, learners will practice using context clues to find the meaning of eight compound words.
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Compound Words Game #3
Worksheet
Compound Words Game #3
Children will enjoy pairing two ice cream cones together to create a compound word in this vocabulary-boosting worksheet.
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Compound Picnic
Worksheet
Compound Picnic
Students daydreaming of a sunny day outside? Use this worksheet to practice making compound words in a picnic context. Students will read the sentence frames, then they'll create compound words that best complete the sentences.
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Compound Word Fish
Game
Compound Word Fish
Compound words are made up of two separate words. Kids create compound words to feed Roly in this matching game.
Game

Games like Race to \$1.00 are a fun way for children to practice recognizing and totaling the value of coins.
Games like "Race to \$1.00" are a fun way for students to practice recognizing and totaling the value of coins. This can be an engaging "early finisher" activity or a quick, informal check-in.
Practice Test: Money
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Practice Test: Money
Learners will test their money math and addition skills with this simple quiz.
Math
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Counting Change: How Much?
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Counting Change: How Much?
Kids count up the coins, then circle the correct amount.
Math
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Counting Coins III
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Counting Coins III
Knowing how to count coins and handle money is a practical math skill for kids. Help your child master coin counting with this worksheet.
Math
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Counting Coins
Lesson plan
Counting Coins
Help your students learn to count money with this teacher-approved lesson. They'll love learning how much their favorite things are worth.
Math
Lesson plan
Identifying Coin Values
Lesson plan
Identifying Coin Values
We know that exposure and repetition are very important when teaching students to recognize coins and identify their values. Use this hands-on lesson that can be used alongside Counting Coins or as an independent lesson!
Math
Lesson plan
Identifying Coins: Couch Fishing
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Identifying Coins: Couch Fishing
Kids identify US coins in this interactive money math game.
Math
Game

Dialogue, Comprehension, and Expression

Words like "he said," "she exclaimed," and "I grumbled" can offer your child important clues about the text and what a character is thinking.
Take a snippet of dialogue from one of your class's favorite read-alouds. Write it, along with multiple dialogue tags, on sentence strips, then ask students to read these aloud in various combinations. How does this affect the expression and meaning of a story?
Using Quotes in Writing
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Using Quotes in Writing
This narrative writing worksheet teaches your budding author how to use quotes. Correctly using quotes in writing comes in handy for all ages.
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Brainzy Presents: The Amazing Adventures of Floyd and Roly
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Brainzy Presents: The Amazing Adventures of Floyd and Roly
What are Floyd and Roly talking about? Fill in the word balloons and make up your own comic!
preschool
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Make That Dialogue Pop!
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Make That Dialogue Pop!
As students write stories, encourage them to add dialogue to their writing with this fun worksheet. Students practice both correctly punctuating dialogue and adding details to make their writing pop!
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Punctuation & Prosody
Lesson plan
Punctuation & Prosody
Are your second graders struggling with reading comprehension? Help them understand how prosody can help their understanding of the text with this reading lesson plan.
Lesson plan
Building Fluency with Punctuation
Lesson plan
Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
Lesson plan
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.
Story

Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

Help your child learn how to incorporate metaphors and similes into their writing by keeping a journal of metaphors and similes you hear in songs and conversations.
Create a phrase bank on the whiteboard and encourage students to jot down metaphors and similes they hear throughout the day.
Worksheet
After introducing similes, give kids a chance to be creative with this writing activity! Students will have fun comparing all kinds of things of their choosing using the prompts, and you'll love watching them use and grow their figurative language skills.
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Worksheet
Give kids a chance to think creatively about metaphors by letting them write their own! Students will stretch their imaginations and figurative language skills as they think of ways to describe their class, bedroom, and more.
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Simile or Metaphor
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Simile or Metaphor
Can you tell the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Students will seek to distinguish between—and determine the meanings of—simple similes and metaphors with this multiple choice activity.
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Silly Similes
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Silly Similes
Let's get as silly as a goose with these similes! Students will get creative as they finish simple similes with this introductory worksheet. After they finish, give them a chance to share their favorites with the class!
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Metaphor and Simile Search
Worksheet
Metaphor and Simile Search
Get students thinking figuratively by having them connect their understanding of metaphors and similes to the books they read in class. Students will seek out a metaphor or simile in their reading, consider the quote's context, then explain what they thin
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Get Metaphor and Simile Savvy Through Writing
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Get Metaphor and Simile Savvy Through Writing
Here's a review of simile, metaphor, and personification, and a fun, creative writing activity to make things like metaphor a piece of cake!
Middle school
Activity
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