Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

Commas, conjunctions, and compound sentences, oh my! When your child understands various sentence types and their correct punctuation, their writing will gain clarity and flow. Fifth graders require ongoing continued practice in these language basics.
Commas, conjunctions, and compound sentences, oh my! When students understand the different types of sentences and how to punctuate them correctly, their writing will gain clarity and flow. Fifth graders require ongoing practice in these language basics.
Conjunctions: The Cure for Your Run-ons
Worksheet
Conjunctions: The Cure for Your Run-ons
Writers will learn to identify run-on sentences and repair them with conjunctions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Lesson plan
Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Challenge students with a discussion about prepositions and conjunctions in this lesson. Your class will write a journal entry to explain the function of the prepositions and conjunctions in a specific sentence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Pentagon Tour Tips and Tricks
Worksheet
The Pentagon Tour Tips and Tricks
Read through a student’s how-to and tips for touring the Pentagon. While reading, students will decide if they should use a preposition or conjunction in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Types of Sentences
Exercise
Types of Sentences
Test your students with these exercises that have them identify simple, compound, and complex sentences. Helpful hints give your students all the information they need to work through the problems on their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
What Kind of Sentence Is That?
Lesson plan
What Kind of Sentence Is That?
How much fun can you have reviewing the four kinds of sentences? You’re about to find out! This lesson culminates with a classroom game that doubles as a group review of declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Building Sentences
Worksheet
Building Sentences
Students will review what it takes to make a complete sentence: a subject and a predicate.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators is a multi-step process. Begin with models and visuals so that students understand that smaller denominators are bigger in size. Next, teach your child multiple problem-solving strategies, including converting to improper fractions, the rectangular fraction model, and finally, the standard algorithm. When your child has a variety of methods in their toolbox, they will be able to approach challenging problems with confidence!
The key to adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators is finding equivalent fractions with like denominators. Practice making equivalent fractions using pictures or models so that your students are comfortable with the process. Then, you can transition to converting to like denominators using their understanding of multiples.
Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Lesson plan
Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Getting ready to subtract fractions? This lesson reviews how to subtract like denominators and teaches students how to subtract unlike denominators. The focus is on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Subtracting Fractions Justifications
Lesson plan
Subtracting Fractions Justifications
Continue to build on your students' understanding of unlike denominators by asking students to justify their answers of fraction subtraction. Use this lesson with the Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators lesson.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Subtracting with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
Worksheet
Subtracting with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
Your child can conquer fraction word problems with this simple, step-by-step worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtracting Fractions
Worksheet
Subtracting Fractions
Help your fifth grader build fraction skills with a lesson in subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Gem Mining: Converting Improper and Proper Fractions
Game
Gem Mining: Converting Improper and Proper Fractions
Kids uncover gemstones from rock and write improper/mixed fractions.
5th grade
Math
Game
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

Making Inferences Based on Text Evidence

Making Inferences Based on Text Evidence

Making inferences based on textual evidence can be challenging, as it requires connecting one's own background knowledge with written clues to determine something that is not explicitly stated. This is especially tricky when students are reading nonfiction texts, including biographies and primary sources. Help your child practice this skill by reading short texts together and discussing the clues and evidence you find.
Making inferences based on textual evidence can be challenging, as it requires connecting one's own background knowledge with written clues to determine something that is not explicitly stated. This is especially tricky when students are reading nonfiction texts, including biographies and primary sources. Model this skill for your students with a read aloud or think aloud. Then, provide opportunities for them to practice on their own with short texts.
Abraham Lincoln's Hat
Worksheet
Abraham Lincoln's Hat
President Abraham Lincoln's hat isn't just a presidential treasure, it represents an infamous night in American history.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Inferences in Fictional Texts
Lesson plan
Inferences in Fictional Texts
Give your students practice with inferences using short fictional texts before asking them to apply the skill to a longer text of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Inferences with Sentence Stems
Lesson plan
Inferences with Sentence Stems
Use this lesson to help your ELs make inferences with support. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Inferences in Fictional Texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Reading Primary Sources
Worksheet
Reading Primary Sources
Practice reading primary sources with the help of a celebrity: inventor Thomas Edison!
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Worksheet
National Archives in Washington, D.C.
The National Archives in Washington, D.C. isn't just Library of Congress' kid brother, it's a symbol of U.S. democracy.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: James Otis
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: James Otis
Learn all about the brave James Otis, a man who deserves just as much credit as his patriotic pals for changing the course of American history.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Inferences & Evidence
Worksheet
Inferences & Evidence
Students can use this graphic organizer to make inferences as they read fiction or nonfiction texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Students will draw conclusions about texts by combining what they learn from a text and their background knowledge.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Steph Curry: Superstar
Worksheet
Steph Curry: Superstar
With this reading worksheet, your students will read about basketball player Steph Curry and then write three inferences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Informational Writing: The Research Process

Informational Writing: The Research Process

Successful writers develop research skills early and employ them consistently. Offer lots of opportunities for practice by leading your child through short, focused research projects that support their informational writing. Before embarking on the research process, make sure that your child has a way to organize and collect information — and that they are using appropriate and credible sources.
Successful writers develop research skills early and employ them consistently. Offer lots of opportunities for practice by leading your students through short, focused research projects that support their informational writing. Before embarking on the research process, make sure that your students have a way to organize and collect information — and that they are using appropriate and credible sources.
How to Write a Research Paper
Worksheet
How to Write a Research Paper
Writing a paper doesn't have to be boring! Introduce your student to research and writing with this thorough guide.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Colonial America Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Colonial America Writing Prompt
Imagine being around in colonial America. If you were reporting about the American Revolution what would you have said about the times?
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Introduction to Research: Electronics!
Worksheet
Introduction to Research: Electronics!
Most people use electronics every day, from cell phones to computers to microwaves. But does your child know where electronics come from?
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paraphrasing Practice
Worksheet
Paraphrasing Practice
Paraphrasing is all about summing up a lengthy text, and it can be a great way to help your child hone reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Worksheet
Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Visualize the steps to writing a research paper with this essential guide!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Research Notes
Worksheet
My Research Notes
Help your students organize their notes as they conduct research for their informational writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Smart About Resources
Worksheet
Get Smart About Resources
Select a topic that interests you, then learn about it from a variety of sources, such as books, websites, and articles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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