Figurative Language

Figurative Language

Figurative language is an important component of meaningful, engaging writing. From similes and metaphors to hyperbole and onomatopoeia, figurative language helps engage an audience. Select a picture book that is rich with figurative language to read with your child. Work together to identify where in the text figurative language adds an element of life, whimsy, or humor.
Figurative language is an important component of meaningful, engaging writing. From similes and metaphors to hyperbole and onomatopoeia, figurative language helps engage an audience. Read a story to your class that is rich with this language. Ask students: Where was figurative language used effectively? Use the resources below to provide additional practice.
Play on Words
Worksheet
Play on Words
With this word play worksheet students will practice identifying words and phrases that have deeper meaning, such as oxymorons and puns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Match the Meaning
Worksheet
Match the Meaning
If your students need support in matching obscure words with the deeper meaning, invite them to use the clues on this worksheet to match words and phrases with their corresponding meanings.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Look for the Sounds
Worksheet
Look for the Sounds
Give your students practice with onomatopoeia identification and various contexts of the associated sounds. This worksheet will help your fourth and fifth graders recognize onomatopoeia words and how they enhance the meaning of the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All Kinds of Sounds
Worksheet
All Kinds of Sounds
Having fun with words and sounds! Extend your students’ experience with onomatopoeia by giving them words to sort and asking them to identify how an author could use specific words in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sounds Like an Animal!
Worksheet
Sounds Like an Animal!
If your students need more practice with onomatopoeia, this worksheet will provide them with examples of common animal sounds and related contexts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idioms 1
Exercise
Idioms 1
Introduce students to the world of idioms with this exercise that shares some of the most common expressions in the English language.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Metric Measurements

Metric Measurements

This series of activities familiarizes your child with imperial and metric units for measuring length, weight, and volume. Your fourth grader will practice converting various units of measurement within the same system using a variety of approaches, including the metric ladder method. Engaging card games like "Let's Convert!" add an element of hands-on fun!
This series of activities familiarizes students with imperial and metric units for measuring length, weight, and volume. Fourth graders will practice converting various units of measurement within the same system using a variety of approaches, including the metric ladder method. Engaging card games like "Let's Convert!" add an element of hands-on fun!
Metric Ladder Method
Worksheet
Metric Ladder Method
Metric conversions are only a hop up or down the ladder! The metric ladder method is a great, visual way to help people convert measurements.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Unit Conversion Practice
Worksheet
Unit Conversion Practice
Get great metric unit conversion practice with printables like this! Use the ladder method to use to skip from kilometers to meters, and more.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Units of Measurement: Metric Length
Worksheet
Units of Measurement: Metric Length
Introduce your child to basic metric units of length (centimeters, meters and kilometers) with this conversion worksheet.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Metric Length Measurement: Word Problems
Worksheet
Metric Length Measurement: Word Problems
Familiarize yourself with the metric system! Convert units of measurement in this series of word problems.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Metric Measuring
Worksheet
Metric Measuring
Introduce your fifth grader to the metric system with this Halloween-themed worksheet full of tricky measurement conversions.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Systems of Measurement
Exercise
Systems of Measurement
Students will broaden their horizons with this exercise that teaches about different systems of measurement.
4th grade
Math
Exercise
Converting Metric Measurements to Decimals & Fractions
Lesson plan
Converting Metric Measurements to Decimals & Fractions
Marry metric measurements to the everyday world around you! Use this lesson plan to teach your class the fun of converting metric measurements into fractions.
4th grade
Lesson plan

Graphic Organizers and Reading Comprehension

Graphic Organizers and Reading Comprehension

Remind your child that graphic organizers are tools that help readers more deeply undertand the texts they read. This series gives your child the chance to select from a variety of reading comprehension graphic organizers for both fiction and nonfiction texts. These will encourage your young reader to record various observations, ideas, and thoughts!
Remind students that graphic organizers are tools that help readers more deeply understand the texts they read. This series is an opportunity to select from a variety of reading comprehension graphic organizers for both fiction and nonfiction texts. These will encourage your young readers to record various observations, ideas, and thoughts!
Graphic Organizer Template: Vocabulary Victories
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Vocabulary Victories
Use this graphic organizer to record information about vocabulary words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Use an open-ended graphic organizer to help your students identify the problem and solution in three stories.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Reading Log
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Reading Log
Kids reflect on what they read with this reading log.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Kids plot out a realistic fiction story with this graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Lesson plan
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Students will learn about three nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams. They will analyze and interpret the information represented in these visual forms and discover how they aid in the comprehension of nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Dive into the wonderful genre of creative writing with your fourth grader! Whether your child is drawn to science fiction adventures or graphic novels, this series is certain to tap into a well of creativity. Kids will have so much fun writing these pieces that they'll hardly notice that they are also working through the various stages of the writing and revision process.
Dive into the wonderful genre of creative writing with your fourth graders! Whether your students are drawn to science fiction adventures or graphic novels, this series is certain to tap into a well of creativity. Kids will have so much fun writing these pieces that they'll hardly notice that they are also working through the various stages of the writing and revision process.
Writing the Future
Worksheet
Writing the Future
Here's a creative writing project for you: How would you like to determine everyone's luck? If everything you wrote came true, what would you write?
4th grade
Worksheet
Postcard Writing
Worksheet
Postcard Writing
If you're stuck at home this summer, try these fun pretend postcards instead for an exercise in creative writing!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Nutsy News Stories
Activity
Write Nutsy News Stories
Kids practice their writing composition skills as they cut and paste nutsy headlines from old newspapers and write silly articles to go with them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Science Fiction Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Science Fiction Writing Prompt
Get into a mad scientist state of mind with this fun science fiction writing prompt! Your child will imagine and describe a magical potion.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sci Fi Writing Prompt: End of the World
Worksheet
Sci Fi Writing Prompt: End of the World
What if you were the last person on earth? Give your child some fun writing practice with this sci-fi writing prompt.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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