# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 27

## Analogies

When you build analogies, you are strategically making connections between words and ideas. Help your child develop this critical thinking skill by practicing different types of analogies. Highlight the type of connection between each set of words — for example, finger : hand :: toe : foot is a part-to-whole analogy.
When you build analogies, you are strategically making connections between words and ideas. Help your students develop this critical thinking skill by practicing different types of analogies. Shape analogy games or puzzles can be great individual or group activities. Highlight the type of connection between each set of words — for example, finger : hand :: toe : foot is a part-to-whole analogy.
Awesome Analogies
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Awesome Analogies
Introduce your students to analogies with this fun, fill-in-the-blank worksheet!
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Working with Analogies
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Working with Analogies
Use this resource with your students to practice making connections between words. As your students complete the analogies, they will identify the relationships between words and their meanings.
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What Is an Analogy?
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What Is an Analogy?
Analogies are a way of describing the similarities between two things by comparing them.
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Working with Analogies 2
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Working with Analogies 2
Use this resource with your students to practice identifying relationships between words. As your students complete the analogies, they will notice synonym relationships.
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That Old Cliché
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That Old Cliché
Once in a blue moon, you will have students who completely understand clichés but they can be few and far between. In this lesson, your students will explore how clichés are popular, but overused.
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Treasure Diving: Analogies
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Treasure Diving: Analogies
Bolster your child's grasp of language and vocabulary with this diving game featuring analogies.
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## Equivalent Fractions

Modeling fractions is an essential skill, even if your child would often prefer to just do the computation! Teach your child to use number lines and bar models as visuals so that they develop a deep understanding of the core concepts they are learning. After they have been exposed to models and visuals, give your child the opportunity to construct their own number lines. Once they understand what equivalent fractions look like, they will be ready to tackle complex problems using other methods.
Modeling fractions is an essential skill, even if students would often prefer to just do the computation! Teach your students to use number lines and bar models as visuals so that they develop a deep understanding of the core concepts they are learning. After they have been exposed to models and visuals, give your students the opportunity to construct their own number lines. Once they understand what equivalent fractions look like, they will be ready to tackle complex problems using other methods.
Equivalent Fractions: Bar Models
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Equivalent Fractions: Bar Models
Use this worksheet to introduce learners to a useful tool for learning about and visualizing equivalent fractions: bar models!
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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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Fold for Fractions!
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Fold for Fractions!
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
In this lesson, students will construct their own number lines and bar models to find equivalent fractions.
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Help your students visually represent equivalent fractions! Use this lesson on its own or or as support to the Show Me Equivalent Fractions! lesson.
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Flipping Pancakes Fractions
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Flipping Pancakes Fractions
Get your flapjacks! Kids flip pancakes to represent fractions in this fun-filled diner game.
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## Poetry

Shake up at-home reading time with some kid-friendly poems. Encourage your child to locate examples of figurative language, like onomatopoeia, while reading. If your child has limited exposure to poetry, spend time reading descriptive and silly poems. Then you can spend some time explaining poetry structure and how to identify rhyme and rhythm patterns.
Shake up independent reading time with some kid-friendly poems. Encourage students to locate examples of figurative language, like onomatopoeia, as they read. Spend time explaining poetry structure, rhyme, and rhythm patterns. Also, acting out poems and using instruments to show the rhythm are all fun ways to get students to interact with their poetry readings.
Rhyme Schemes
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Rhyme Schemes
Your young writer can learn about poetry analysis with this worksheet on rhyme schemes, complete with excerpts by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Rhythm and Rhyme in Poetry
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Rhythm and Rhyme in Poetry
Your young poet can review the important concepts of rhyme and rhythm by completing some practice exercises based on this poem.
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Onomatopoeia and 'The Moon'
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Onomatopoeia and 'The Moon'
Use this classic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson to introduce students to onomatopoeia.
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Identifying Personification with Nouns and Verbs
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Identifying Personification with Nouns and Verbs
Students will learn to identify personification using nouns and verbs as signal words!
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Poetry: Figurative Language
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Poetry: Figurative Language
This literary lesson has students delving into Emily Dickinson's "The Moon was but a Chin of Gold" to find different types of figurative language. Writers will love sharpening reading comprehension skills with this poetry analysis activity.
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Personification Practice
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Personification Practice
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how nouns and verbs are used in personification. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Poetry: Figurative Language.
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## Figurative Language

Analyze texts or poems for literary devices like onomatopoeia, alliteration, and hyperbole with your child. Remind them that figurative language offers clues that something important is taking place. Once your child is able to recognize these devices in a text, encourage them to try using figurative language in their own writing!
A series of mini-lessons are a great way to introduce your students to literary devices like onomatopoeia, alliteration, and hyperbole. Help your students analyze texts or poems for these devices so that students will have the tools they need to use figurative language in their own writing — and especially their poems!
What is Onomatopoeia?
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What is Onomatopoeia?
BOOM! This worksheet is full of all kinds of sound-based words, from creaks to squeaks.
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Alliteration for Kids
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Alliteration for Kids
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Alliteration in Poetry
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Alliteration in Poetry
Explore alliteration in poetry by sniffing out repeated sounds in a favorite springtime poem: Casey at the Bat.
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Examples of Hyperbole! Part 1
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Examples of Hyperbole! Part 1
Children will practice bringing excitement to their writing in this fun language and vocabulary worksheet.
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Jazzy Bio Poems
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Jazzy Bio Poems
Integrate reading, writing, and social studies in this lesson about famous jazz musicians! This lesson would fit perfectly in a unit about biographies or Black History Month.
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Dino Photoshoot: Figurative Language in Sentences
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Dino Photoshoot: Figurative Language in Sentences
Explore figurative language and common expressions in this fifth-grade reading and writing game!
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