Week 33

Alphabetizing

When teaching students to use reference materials, such as a dictionary or thesaurus, it can be helpful to reinforce the concept of alphabetizing — and practice spelling and vocabulary skills along the way! Reinforce this skill by having your child put this week's spelling list in alphabetical order.
When teaching students to use reference materials, such as a dictionary or thesaurus, it can be helpful to reinforce the concept of alphabetizing. Through this series of activities, fourth graders will hone their ability to alphabetize — and practice spelling and vocabulary skills along the way! Reinforce this skill by having your kids put this week's spelling list in alphabetical order.
Using Reference Materials
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Using Reference Materials
In this worksheet, children will learn about a few common resource materials and how to search for information in them alphabetically.
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Spelling and Alphabetizing #1
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Spelling and Alphabetizing #1
Children practice spelling and alphabetizing sight words in this handy practice worksheet.
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Spelling and Alphabetizing #2
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Spelling and Alphabetizing #2
Children practice spelling and alphabetizing sight words in this handy practice worksheet.
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Spelling and Alphabetizing #3
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Spelling and Alphabetizing #3
Children practice spelling and alphabetizing sight words in this handy practice worksheet.
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Vocabulary Practice: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
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Vocabulary Practice: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
This well-rounded quiz covers a range of vocabulary topics, from alphabetical order and root words to synonyms and antonyms.
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Spelling: Alphabetizing
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Spelling: Alphabetizing
Set students up for alphabetizing practice with this easy to follow exercise that will expand their vocabulary at the same time.
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Adding up decimals can be as simple as 1-2-3! Teach students to line up digits in the same place value, move the decimal point down to the answer, and then add up the numbers from the smallest place value to the largest. Remind your young mathematicians that decimals are a part of daily life, whether they are measuring or counting money. Consider printing out a restaurant menu, and asking students to find the total amount they would pay for lunch if they ordered an entree, a side, and a drink. See who spent the most and the least amount of money!
Adding up decimals can be as simple as 1-2-3! Teach students to line up digits in the same place value, move the decimal point down to the answer, and then add up the numbers from the smallest place value to the largest. Remind your young mathematicians that decimals are a part of daily life, whether they are measuring or counting money. Consider printing out a restaurant menu, and asking students to find the total amount they would pay for lunch if they ordered an entree, a side, and a drink. See who spent the most and the least amount of money!
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Let's get to the point: the decimal point, that is! In this worksheet, children practice adding decimals.
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Children will practice adding decimals to the hundredths place in this colorful math worksheet.
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This worksheet offers great practice for students as they learn to add decimals to the hundredths place.
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Teach your students about keeping on budget with this fun holiday-based lesson. Students will add decimals in a real-life application as they choose gifts for friends and family without breaking the bank.
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Decimal Word Problems
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Decimal Word Problems
This lesson helps students break down the different components of a word problem with decimals so that English Learners can succeed in solving them. Use it on its own or as support for the lesson Giving Gifts: All About Decimals.
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Fe, fi, fo, yum! Kids practice decimal addition to the tenth and hundredth place with this silly game.
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Compare and Contrast Texts

Identifying similarities and differences between a story element (such as the central theme of two fiction books) and comparing information in nonfiction texts are valuable reading comprehension skills. This series of resources offers kids a broad range of reading comprehension practice when it comes to comparing and contrasting different aspects of selected texts. One way to encourage your young reader to organize and record unique observations is through the use of a graphic organizer. For example, the Venn diagram visually displays how a child is processing key pieces of information.
Identifying similarities and differences between a story element (such as the central theme of two fiction books) and comparing information in nonfiction texts are valuable reading comprehension skills. This series of resources offers fourth graders a broad range of reading comprehension practice when it comes to comparing and contrasting different aspects of selected texts. One way to encourage young readers to organize and record their unique observations is through the use of a graphic organizer. Encourage students to use a Venn diagram to organize their thoughts and visually display how they are processing key pieces of information.
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Texts: The Underground Railroad
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Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Texts: The Underground Railroad
Students will compare two informational texts on the same topic using a Venn diagram.
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A Tale of Two Texts
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A Tale of Two Texts
This compare and contrast exercise will give your students practice recording information about two similar fiction texts.
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Compare Story Elements
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Compare Story Elements
Use this resource to help your students track information as they compare and contrast the story elements from two fiction texts
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Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram
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Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram
Does your student have two different stories to compare and contrast? This worksheet provides a blank Venn diagram with lines to help facilitate analysis.
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Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
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Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Did you know that comparative tasks improve comprehension and help students develop higher order thinking skills? In this lesson, students will compare nonfiction texts on the same topic using Venn diagrams and performance!
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction
In this lesson, students will identify nouns and pronouns as they distinguish between the main idea and supporting details. It may be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic.
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Fourth graders build upon fundamental writing skills and learn how to elevate their writing in this series of activities. Pacing writing can be accomplished through strategies like formatting, description, and dialogue. After familiarizing your child with these strategies, observe them start to create interesting pieces that draw their readers in. Check in on their growth by finding a quiet, calm time to work on resources like "Using Inside and Outside Details." Discover together how to "slow down" key parts of a text by infusing writing with engaging moments.
Fourth graders build upon fundamental writing skills and learn how to elevate their writing in this series of activities. Pacing writing can be accomplished through strategies like formatting, description, and dialogue. After familiarizing students with these strategies, observe them start to create interesting pieces that draw their readers in. One way to show students how to enrich a narrative, for example, is by selecting the activity geared toward thinking about "inside and outside" details. This will help young writers slow down certain parts of their writing for impact.
Using Formatting to Pace Your Piece
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Using Formatting to Pace Your Piece
This worksheet walks students through the three main formatting strategies writers can use when organizing and pacing their narratives.
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Using Dialogue to Pace Your Piece
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Using Dialogue to Pace Your Piece
This worksheet walks students through an example of how the dialogue between two or more characters can help writers change the pacing of a narrative.
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Using Inside and Outside Details to Pace Your Piece
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Using Inside and Outside Details to Pace Your Piece
Teach students to slow the pace of the story by pausing to take stock of what’s happening around the character and inside the character's heart and mind.
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Sequence Matters!
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Sequence Matters!
This worksheet helps underscore the importance of sequencing as students learn to structure their writing.
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Pacing Strategies
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Pacing Strategies
Teach young writers some commonly used strategies to pace their narrative writing. Students will learn to use formatting, dialogue, and description to speed up or slow down their piece.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.