Grammar, Mechanics, and Punctuation

Grammar, Mechanics, and Punctuation

Fifth graders still need support with grammar and writing mechanics. Run-on sentences and misplaced commas can plague even the best writers. Remind your child that their ideas are the most important aspect of their writing, but poor grammar and punctuation can interfere with reading comprehension. Take time to review comma placement, quotation marks, and sentence structure with your child.
Fifth graders still need support with grammar and writing mechanics. Run-on sentences and misplaced commas can plague even the best writers. Remind students that their ideas are the most important aspect of their writing, but poor grammar and punctuation can interfere with reading comprehension. When you review writing mechanics, your students' writing will improve across genres.
Practice Punctuation
Worksheet
Practice Punctuation
Written passages look pretty silly without punctuation, and sometimes they're difficult to read! Practice punctuating this excerpt from classic literature.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Proofreading Practice: Punctuation and Spelling
Worksheet
Proofreading Practice: Punctuation and Spelling
Help your little writer flex his proofreading skills by challenging him to correct all the spelling and punctuation errors in two short passages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Quotation Marks
Worksheet
Using Quotation Marks
When writing dialogue, it's important to know where to place quotation marks and other punctuation. Get some practice with this passage from The Secret Garden.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization
Kids practice using quotation marks correctly and identifying words that should be capitalized in this grammar and punctuation worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Correcting Run-On Sentences
Worksheet
Correcting Run-On Sentences
Take a crack at correcting run-on sentences (all based on classic Shakespeare quotes) in this page from one of our upcoming workbooks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation in Dialogue 3
Exercise
Punctuation in Dialogue 3
Have your fifth grader fill in the punctuation mark blanks in these exercises that are built specifically to teach and solidify key concepts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Multiplying with Tape Diagrams and Fraction Interpretation

Multiplying with Tape Diagrams and Fraction Interpretation

Kids love to make their own discoveries! Instead of teaching your child the shortcut of multiplying fractions across (numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator), use tape diagrams to help your child discover the traditional multiplication algorithm on their own. Once they've made this connection, they are more likely to retain what they've learned.
When your students use tape diagrams to model fraction multiplication, they will discover that there is a shortcut they can use to find the product, one which happens to be the traditional multiplication algorithm. Students may be convinced they are the first to make this "magic" connection of multiplying across: numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator. When students make these types of discoveries on their own, they are more likely to retain what they have learned.
How to Multiply Fractions
Worksheet
How to Multiply Fractions
Use this helpful guide to learn and practice multiplying fractions.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Fraction Multiplication Word Problems
Worksheet
Fraction Multiplication Word Problems
This worksheet is a great opportunity for your child to get practice with fraction word problems.
5th grade
Worksheet
Multiply Mixed Numbers with Whole Numbers
Worksheet
Multiply Mixed Numbers with Whole Numbers
Multiplying mixed numbers and whole numbers: it looks rather complicated, but it's actually a matter of learning just a few steps.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Recipe Fractions #2
Worksheet
Recipe Fractions #2
Use food and math together to learn fractions! Help your child multiply fractions to convert these recipes to smaller or larger portions.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Recipe Conversion
Worksheet
Recipe Conversion
Introduce your little math champ to fraction multiplication in the kitchen! He'll get a taste of measurements using a recipe to calculate the fractions.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplying Mixed Number Fractions and Arrays
Exercise
Multiplying Mixed Number Fractions and Arrays
Multiplying Mixed Number Fractions and Arrays will help students practice this key fifth grade skill. Try our free exercises to build knowledge and confidence.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Lesson plan
Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Teach your students to use tape diagrams to solve equations involving whole numbers and fractions.
4th grade
Lesson plan

Fact and Opinion Review

Fact and Opinion Review

In the real world, the line between fact and opinion can be blurry. It's no wonder, then, that kids might be confused when asked to differentiate between the two. Children are oftentimes inclined to attach their own perspective to factual issues rather than looking for evidence within a text. Help your child learn the difference between statements of fact and opinion by analyzing the language of different phrases. For example: "I like oranges" versus "Oranges are round." Challenge your child with persuasive statements, such as "Oranges are the best fruit" or, "Everyone knows that oranges are better than apples."
In the real world, the line between fact and opinion can be blurry. It's no wonder, then, that kids might be confused when asked to differentiate between the two. Students are oftentimes inclined to attach their own perspective to factual issues rather than looking for evidence within a text. Help your class learn the difference between statements of fact and opinion by analyzing the language of different phrases: "I like oranges" versus "Oranges are round," for example. Challenge your class with persuasive statements, such as "Oranges are the best fruit" or, "Everyone knows that oranges are better than apples."
Fact & Opinion Worksheet
Worksheet
Fact & Opinion Worksheet
This fact and opinion worksheet guides your child to learning the difference between facts and opinions. Try this fact and opinion worksheet with your student.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Fact and Opinion
Worksheet
Identifying Fact and Opinion
Are chickens cute? Do orcas eat seals? In this reading exercise, students will be challenged to differentiate between statements of fact and opinion.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Facts vs. Opinions
Worksheet
Facts vs. Opinions
Learn about facts vs. opinions in this reading comprehension worksheet. Kids will read two sets of text and decide which is fact and which is opinion.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion: The Blobfish and More
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion: The Blobfish and More
Fact: This worksheet is about unusual animals from all over the world. Opinion: This is the best fact and opinion worksheet ever!
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Opinion vs Fact
Worksheet
Opinion vs Fact
Can you tell the difference between fact and opinion? Hone writing skills by identifying opinion vs fact.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Is It True?
Lesson plan
Is It True?
Don't believe everything you read! Teach students to differentiate between statements of fact and opinion. This important skill will help students become critical and discerning readers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Lesson plan
Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Use this lesson to help your ELs search for signal words in texts to determine if a statement is a fact or an opinion. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the Is It True? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Informational Writing: Conclusions

Informational Writing: Conclusions

Before your child begins writing, share with them some examples of strong conclusions. Select a few articles with great concluding paragraphs; after reading them with your child, discuss the components of a strong conclusion. Remind your child that a concluding paragraph is a reader's final impression, so it is important to be as impactful as possible. Ways to do this include offering a personal connection or making a thought-provoking statement.
Instead of asking students to write conclusions for their own essays, offer them a chance to develop this skill with some isolated practice. Provide the class with a short informational text that is missing its concluding paragraph. Have students write a conclusion that restates the main idea. Remind them that a concluding paragraph is the last impression left on a reader, so it is important to make it impactful. Ways to do this include offering a personal connection or making a thought-provoking statement; a good conclusion is also supported by the introduction and the body. This exercise is helpful in removing any stumbling blocks students may experience with their own compositions.
Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
Worksheet
Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
Students will read a fascinating, informational text about fungus, then follow steps to write a conclusion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Worksheet
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Students will practice writing hook questions and then write their own introduction to an informational text about animals that echo.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conclusion Cards
Worksheet
Conclusion Cards
These cut-and-paste cards provide students with steps for writing the introduction, body, and conclusion parts of an informational text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Worksheet
Practice Writing a Conclusion
With this worksheet, your students will practice writing a conclusion for an informational text about photosynthesis.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conclusions for Informational Writing
Worksheet
Conclusions for Informational Writing
Train your students to write a strong conclusion essay with this worksheet. Your students will read an example, review the steps, and write their own conclusion paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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