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.
What Kind of Sentence Is That?
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
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
Complete Sentence Sorting: The Quest for the Complete Sentence
Complete Sentence Sorting: The Quest for the Complete Sentence
Game
Complete Sentence Sorting: The Quest for the Complete Sentence
Kids practice sorting and creating complete sentences in this exciting cave game.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Find the Sentence Patterns
Find the Sentence Patterns
Worksheet
Find the Sentence Patterns
Your students will enjoy reading this messy story and finding the different sentence structures.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mix It Up! Making Varied Sentences
Mix It Up! Making Varied Sentences
Worksheet
Mix It Up! Making Varied Sentences
Have your students practice writing with varied sentence patterns in this story writing challenge.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Gluing Words: Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
Gluing Words: Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
Worksheet
Gluing Words: Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
Help your writer compose more complex sentences by using conjunctions.
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 your child understands 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
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
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 Fractions
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
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 with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
Adding with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
Worksheet
Adding with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
Your child will learn how to master fraction word problems with this clear and simple worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Focus on Fractions
Focus on Fractions
Worksheet
Focus on Fractions
Assess fifth grade fraction concepts, including equivalent fractions, adding with unlike denominators, improper fractions, and mixed numbers.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet

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 learners 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.
Inferences in Fictional Texts
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
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
Historical Heroes: James Otis
Historical Heroes: James Otis
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: James Otis
Children will read a short passage about Otis, then answer questions designed to help them reflect on what they have learned.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
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
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
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Worksheet
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Students will learn fun facts about animals while making inferences about nonfiction text.
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
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
Introduction to Research: Electronics!
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
My Research Notes
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
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
Research Graphic Organizer
Research Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Research Graphic Organizer
Encourage learners to engage in research by offering them this Research Graphic Organizer to help guide their explorations and record their findings.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cite Your Sources!
Cite Your Sources!
Worksheet
Cite Your Sources!
Cite your sources correctly with these bibliography guidelines, which show how to properly cite sources like books, magazines, and web articles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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