Analogies

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.
What is Analogy?
Worksheet
What is Analogy?
Can you finish the analogy? Use this introductory worksheet to learn how to compare similar things using analogy.
4th grade
Worksheet
Awesome Analogies
Worksheet
Awesome Analogies
Introduce your students to analogies with this fun, fill-in-the-blank worksheet!
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
Simile vs. Metaphor
Lesson plan
Simile vs. Metaphor
Do your students struggle with similes and metaphors? Do they have trouble identifying the two different types of analogies? This lesson will help simplify the two and put an end to the confusion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Lesson plan
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Your little poets will love how their creative writing abilities will grow with this lesson about similes and metaphors. Students engage in fun activities to learn about similes and metaphors and write comparisons as directed.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Metaphors 3
Exercise
Metaphors 3
Students will be able to creatively apply metaphors to their discussions after they complete this exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Subtracting Fractions Greater Than or Equal to One

Subtracting Fractions Greater Than or Equal to One

Subtracting fractions that are greater than one can be tricky —yet strategies like number lines and models can help. As your child develops confidence with multiple strategies, encourage them to explain their thinking by asking questions like, "Can you explain this strategy to me?" and "Why did you choose that strategy?" or, "How did you know your answer was right?" When your child begins to reflect on the process, they will develop a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts — and will apply those skills to future problems.
Many students think that the problem is done once they've found an answer. But when you promote "math talk" — giving students the opportunity to discuss strategies and analyze their thought process — you will create a rich environment for reflection that can build students' understanding and confidence. When students are subtracting fractions that are greater than one, for example, ask, "How else can you solve this?" or, "How is this like other problems you've solved?" Ask students to articulate their reasoning in pairs or small groups before writing a response. Celebrate their efforts — because talking about math can be just as challenging as finding a solution!
Mixed Number Subtraction Models
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Mixed Number Subtraction Models
Combine fractions and shapes to help your students visualize subtracting mixed numbers.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtracting Mixed Fractions #1
Worksheet
Subtracting Mixed Fractions #1
Fractions got your student in a funk? Give him some practice with mixed subtraction worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtracting Mixed Fractions #3
Worksheet
Subtracting Mixed Fractions #3
Fractions got your student in a funk? With this worksheet, you can show him there's no need to fear fractions!
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Make Mixed Fractions 1!
Worksheet
Make Mixed Fractions 1!
Want to improve your 5th grader's math skills? Straightforward practice on a colorful printable keeps learning fun; converting improper fractions in a snap.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
Exercise
Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
Subtraction of Mixed Numbers will help students practice this key fifth grade skill. Try our free exercises to build knowledge and confidence.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
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
Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction
Lesson plan
Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction
Students will learn to model mixed number subtraction with manipulatives using this hands-on lesson plan.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan

Cause and Effect and Comparing Nonfiction Text

Cause and Effect and Comparing Nonfiction Text

Your fifth grader is by now ready to use their critical thinking skills to analyze nonfiction texts. Encourage this by having them frequently reading short texts on high-interest topics! Ask your child to identify cause and effect as they read, and use graphic organizers to help them compare and contrast two or more texts, using evidence to support their findings.
Your fifth graders are by now ready to use their critical thinking skills to analyze nonfiction texts. Encourage this by having them frequently reading short texts on high-interest topics! Ask students to identify cause and effect as they read, and use graphic organizers to help them compare and contrast two or more texts, using evidence to support their findings.
Earth's Ecosystem: The Coral Reef
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Earth's Ecosystem: The Coral Reef
In this worksheet students will be challenged to use information from multiple sources about coral reefs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Illustrative Infographics
Worksheet
Illustrative Infographics
Tap into your students’ creativity by challenging them to create an infographic using content from their reading!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Soil and Decomposers: A Perfect Pair
Worksheet
Soil and Decomposers: A Perfect Pair
Using paired passages on soil and decomposers, students will compare and contrast information.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Putting it All Together
Worksheet
Putting it All Together
With this versatile graphic organizer students have spaces to record information from their sources and synthesize the information in a central space.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ecosystems Explained
Lesson plan
Ecosystems Explained
This integrated reading and science lesson is packed with content on ecosystems. Your students will use the reading strategy of synthesizing while comparing and contrasting information from various sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Information from Multiple Sources
Lesson plan
Information from Multiple Sources
Use this lesson to help your ELs quickly find information on a specific topic by looking for a noun and its pronouns in a nonfiction text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Ecosystems Explained.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Informational Writing: Writing as a Historian

Informational Writing: Writing as a Historian

Invite your child to choose a topic of interest, then give them a structured note-taking tool to guide their research. Remember: Historians don't just talk about figures and dates — they explore the time period and geography surrounding them. Rather than simply restating historical facts, students should evaluate and analyze why events happened, as well as what the lasting effects were.
Invite students to choose a topic of interest, then give them a structured note-taking tool to guide their research. Remember: Historians don't just talk about figures and dates — they explore the time period and geography surrounding them. Rather than simply restating historical facts, students should evaluate and analyze why events happened, as well as what the lasting effects were.
How to Write a Paragraph
Worksheet
How to Write a Paragraph
Yum, this paragraph is making me hungry! With this introductory worksheet, your student will learn how to write a paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How to Write Like a Historian
Worksheet
How to Write Like a Historian
Use this writing tool to teach your students how to write like a historian.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paraphrasing: Historical Passage
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Paraphrasing: Historical Passage
Paraphrasing is an important writing skill. With this worksheet, your student will learn some history as he practices paraphrasing.
Social studies
Worksheet
Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
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Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
Read about the westward expansion of the United States and respond to questions about the informational text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Research It! The Hobbit
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Research It! The Hobbit
Researching, both online and offline, is a skill your student will find useful in any class. This writing worksheet gives her an interesting topic to research.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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