Building Vocabulary

Building Vocabulary

Prepare for the more complex rigors of fifth grade vocabulary by spending some time reviewing challenging fourth grade words. Incorporate movement into this review when possible by asking your child to create a dance move to go with a particular word. Children are more likely to remember the meaning of a word if it they have designed their own unique kinesthetic movement to accompany it. Or, challenge your child to create a crossword puzzle with tricky vocabulary words.
Prepare for the more complex rigors of fifth grade vocabulary by spending some time reviewing challenging fourth grade words. Incorporate movement into your vocabulary review when possible by asking students to create a dance move associated with a particular word. Students are more likely to remember the meaning of a word if they have designed their own unique kinesthetic movement to go with it. Challenge students to create a crossword puzzle with tricky vocabulary words. Have students trade and complete each other's crossword puzzles.
Name the Animal: Hooved Animal Crossword Puzzle
Worksheet
Name the Animal: Hooved Animal Crossword Puzzle
Do you know which animal has two humps? Your child will use clues to determine what animal name fits in the crossword puzzle with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Environmental Vocabulary Spelling Practice
Worksheet
Environmental Vocabulary Spelling Practice
After completing this green-themed worksheet of environmental vocab, your student will be a mean, green spelling machine!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Presidential Crossword
Worksheet
Presidential Crossword
This puzzle, part of our upcoming A Day in the Life of the President workbook, will boost vocabulary skills and reinforce important social studies concepts.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Vivacious Vocabulary #1
Worksheet
Vivacious Vocabulary #1
Kids use grade-level words in sentences with this vocabulary worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Vocabulary Bingo!
Activity
Play Vocabulary Bingo!
Looking for a way to make vocab practice a little more engaging? This easy twist on the classic game is a great way to build your child's vocabulary.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

Multistep Word Problems

Multistep Word Problems

Multistep math problems are everywhere in real life. This week's series of activities focuses on practical applications. When approaching a math problem, it can be helpful to discuss multiple perspectives and strategies. Sometimes there are various ways to tackle the same problem; thinking about math flexibly is an important skill.
Multistep math problems are everywhere in real life. This week's series of activities focuses on practical applications. Start by asking students to work in pairs to discuss multiple perspectives and strategies for solving a single problem. Be sure to model some of the types of conversations that should take place.
Word Problems: Road Trip
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Word Problems: Road Trip
Do some on-the-road math with our road trip themed word problems. Exercise addition, division, and logical reasoning skills with these road trip word problems.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Word Problems: Flower Power
Worksheet
Word Problems: Flower Power
Have your mathlete use addition, subtraction, and reasoning skills in these flower-themed word problems. Kids will use math to help Erin and Eli in the garden.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Calculate Sales Tax
Worksheet
Calculate Sales Tax
Nobody wants to pay sales tax, but 4th grade is as good a time as any to learn it! Add some favorite baseball game snacks for fun and get cracking.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
A Math Riddle to Learn History
Worksheet
A Math Riddle to Learn History
If your fourth grader solves this math riddle, he'll find out how many U.S. presidents were under 40 when they took office.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multi-Step Word Problems
Lesson plan
Multi-Step Word Problems
Freshen up your understanding of multi-step word problems! Use this lesson to help students use problem-solving thought processes to solve multi-step word problems.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
Lesson plan
Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
Get your students thinking like mathematicians with this lesson that has them crafting questions for multi-step word problems. It may be taught independently or as support for the lesson Multi-Step Word Problems? No Problem!
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Splash Math Multiplication Word Problem Game
Game
Splash Math Multiplication Word Problem Game
Splish, splash! Kids design pools with specific areas and use multiple problem-solving strategies in this game.
4th grade
Math
Game

Narratives and Poetry

Narratives and Poetry

Take your child on a journey through the elements of poetry, from personification to imagery to hyperbole. Expose your child to a variety of poems and different poetic devices. Be sure to have your child read from a diverse group of both classic and contemporary poets. Once they have filled their poetry toolbox and understand the use of each element, they will be ready to write their own pleasant, playful, and palatable poems!
Take your students on a journey through the elements of poetry, from personification to imagery to hyperbole. Expose your class to a variety of poems and different poetic devices. Be sure to have your students read from a diverse group of both classic and contemporary poets. Once they have filled their poetry toolbox and understand the use of each element, they will be ready to write their own pleasant, playful, and palatable poems!
Diagramming Sentences: Poetry
Worksheet
Diagramming Sentences: Poetry
Practice identifying parts of speech with some classic poetry! Invite your child to read and diagram this poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Poetry Rhythm
Worksheet
Poetry Rhythm
Practicing poets can refine their sense of meter and rhythm with this worksheet about stressed and unstressed syllables.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Robert Frost Rhyme Scheme
Worksheet
Robert Frost Rhyme Scheme
What better time to learn how to rhyme? Try this worksheet; it'll be sweet! Your child can learn rhyme scheme using this famous Robert Frost poem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Poetry Guide
Worksheet
Poetry Guide
This comprehensive exercise will introduce your students to twelve elements of poetry and six types of poems.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Personification?
Worksheet
What is Personification?
Help your writing sing with personification! Practice identifying the different examples of personification in these poems by Emily Dickinson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Poetry Themes
Lesson plan
Poetry Themes
Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Poetic Personification
Lesson plan
Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing Poetry

Writing Poetry

Writing poetry not only strengthens children's spelling and vocabulary skills, it also helps encourage creativity. The following resources provide scaffolding for writing cinquains and other poetry forms. Encourage your child to read their poem aloud, or to create a collage or painting to display alongside it.
Writing poetry not only strengthens students' spelling and vocabulary skills, it also helps encourage creativity. These resources help students expand their poetry writing skills by providing scaffolds for writing cinquains and other poetry forms. Encourage your students to perform their poems in class, or to create a collage or painting to display alongside them.
Cinquain Poems
Worksheet
Cinquain Poems
Not all poetry is about rhyming and rhythm! Have some fun writing cinquain poems with your child, short poems based on parts of speech.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Your Favorite Song
Worksheet
Your Favorite Song
Help inspire your little writer with a fun prompt! She'll use her favorite song as fuel for beginning poetry analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Own Limerick
Worksheet
Write Your Own Limerick
Our limerick worksheet is sure to tickle your kid's funny bone! This limerick exercise teaches her how to write a limerick.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Worksheet
Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Explore your own life to find something magnificent and then turn it into a poem!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rhyme Schemes
Worksheet
Rhyme Schemes
Your young writer can learn about poetry analysis with this worksheet on rhyme schemes, complete with excerpts by Robert Louis Stevenson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Silly Dinosaur Poem
Activity
Write a Silly Dinosaur Poem
Help build vocabulary and foster your kid's creative side by having her write a poem all about dinosaurs!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Write a List Poem
Activity
Write a List Poem
If you can make a list, you can write a poem! Get your child to practice writing and express herself with a list poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
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