Grammar

Grammar Review

Take some time over the final few weeks of school to review with your child any especially challenging fifth-grade grammar concepts. Offer your child worksheets, and take note of the areas in which they may need extra support. Review and continue practicing as needed.
Take some time over the last few weeks of school to review any especially challenging fifth grade grammar concepts with your students. In small groups, create informational posters, each explaining a grammar concept, like pronouns or verb tense. Invite each group to present their poster, which can serve as a great resource for the rest of the class.
Grammar Review: Nouns
Worksheet
Grammar Review: Nouns
How well does your student know his parts of speech? Give him a great review of nouns with this comprehensive sheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grammar Review: Verbs
Worksheet
Grammar Review: Verbs
Help your 5th grader to recognize and use verbs with this practice sheet. He can fill in the blanks, identify verbs, and correct the ones that are misused!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Relative Adverbs
Exercise
Relative Adverbs
Students who complete this exercise will be able to explain situations more clearly using adverbs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Grammar Review: Adjectives
Worksheet
Grammar Review: Adjectives
Give your 5th grader a great review of her parts of speech, starting with some awesome adjectives!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pronoun Review: Possessive, Relative, and Indefinite
Worksheet
Pronoun Review: Possessive, Relative, and Indefinite
Students will review pronoun basics before going over three specific types of pronouns!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Noun and Verb Agreement
Worksheet
Noun and Verb Agreement
Build better writing habits in your 5th grader with this helpful review on subject-verb agreement. He'll review singular and plural nouns and verbs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Correlative Conjunctions
Exercise
Correlative Conjunctions
Help students expand their knowledge of sentence structures with these exercises that encourage students to use correlative conjunctions in their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Using Parentheses and Fraction Word Problems

Using Parentheses and Fraction Word Problems

When solving fraction word problems, encourage your child to use visuals, like tape diagrams, to show their mathematical thinking before they solve them with standard computation. Visuals can help your child understand the problems in a deeper way, and can also help them to check their work. Remind your child that the order of operations applies to problems with fractions, too!
When solving fraction word problems, encourage students to use visuals, like tape diagrams, to show their mathematical thinking before they solve them with standard computation. Visuals can help your students understand the problems in a deeper way, and can also help them to check their work. Remind the class that the order of operations applies to problems with fractions, too!
Fraction Word Problems: Strawberry Stand
Worksheet
Fraction Word Problems: Strawberry Stand
Amy needs help calculating her strawberry sales! This math worksheet will be great for practical application of fractions in everyday life.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Express Yourself!
Lesson plan
Express Yourself!
Help your students create a basis for future math classes with this lesson that teaches children about math expressions and how they can interpret them.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Writing About Math Expressions
Lesson plan
Writing About Math Expressions
Have your students evaluate orally and in writing what happens to expressions when there are two or more operations. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Express Yourself.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Fraction Baking
Worksheet
Fraction Baking
Along with being a fun family activity, baking is a great way to apply math to the real world. Help your child practice fractions while she perfects recipes.
Worksheet
Order of Operations: Fractions
Worksheet
Order of Operations: Fractions
Challenge your students to solve expressions with fractions using the order of operations.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Expression vs. Equation
Worksheet
Expression vs. Equation
Help your fifth grader discover the difference between an expression and an equation with this algebra worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
Exercise
Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers will help students practice this key fifth grade skill. Try our free exercises to build knowledge and confidence.
5th grade
Math
Exercise

Compare and Contrast in Nonfiction Texts

Compare and Contrast in Nonfiction Texts

Host a family movie night about a historical event! Afterwards, discuss the movie's themes, comparing and contrasting aspects of the film to actual events. What did your child observe? What inferences did they make as they watched? Conversations like this can prepare your child to apply these same critical thinking skills to their reading.
Use graphic organizers and visual guides to support your students as they compare and contrast information from nonfiction texts. This is especially important when students are inferring relationships between ideas or subtopics. Once students have recorded information in an organizer, they will be prepared to have conversations about their inferences and observations. Be sure to model this process for your students by working though a sample text with them.
Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Use this graphic organizer to list comparisons between two nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Lesson plan
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Capture the tip of the iceberg! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to summarize nonfiction texts by noting the “tip of the iceberg,” also known as the main idea. Students will identify and sequence them.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text. This can support the lesson Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Lesson plan
Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Sharpen your students’ reading and research skills in this lesson that guides them in comparing and contrasting information and drawing conclusions. Students will collect information across several resources including Internet sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Fungus Among Us
Worksheet
The Fungus Among Us
Your students will be amazed to learn about different types of fungus in this nonfiction reading exercise!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
T-Chart with Three Columns
Worksheet
T-Chart with Three Columns
Have students sort information into three groups with this multi-purpose graphic organizer.
4th grade
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Use this resource with your students to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts on the same topic. When integrating information from two texts on the same topic, your students’ knowledge will grow exponentially.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Informational Writing: Historical and Recreational Topics

Informational Writing: Historical and Recreational Topics

Summer is a great opportunity to explore blogging! Encourage your child to research and write about nonfiction topics, as this will be an important skill in the upper grades. Allow them to choose fun topics that interest them to keep them motivated to continue their research and writing. This fun summertime endeavor can generate interest in writing, and help kids boost their writing skills, too!
Summer is a great opportunity to explore blogging! Encourage your students to research and write about nonfiction topics over the summer, as this will be an important skill in the upper grades. Tell them to choose fun topics that interest them so they will stay motivated to continue their research and writing. This fun summertime endeavor can generate interest in writing, and help kids boost their writing skills, too!
Writing Resources
Worksheet
Writing Resources
Teach your child how to use writing resources like dictionaries and thesauri, and help her brush up on her alphabetizing skills with this handy worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Lesson plan
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Are you a page turner or a mouse clicker? In this lesson, students compare and contrast text features in two types of nonfictions texts: print and electronic.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Create a Comic Strip
Activity
Create a Comic Strip
Communicating using the written word doesn't have to be tough! It can be as simple and fun as composing a comic strip.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Pre-Read with Nonfiction Text Features
Worksheet
Pre-Read with Nonfiction Text Features
During this pre-reading exercise, your students will rely on nonfiction text features and their own background knowledge to gather information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Speak up for the Earth
Activity
Speak up for the Earth
In celebration of Earth Day, help your fifth grader write a poem from the Earth to its inhabitants.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Research: Where to Find the Answers
Lesson plan
Research: Where to Find the Answers
This lesson introduces students to a variety of resources that they can use when doing research. It will also help them differentiate between print and digital sources and how to use each.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Political Party Platforms
Worksheet
Political Party Platforms
What's the difference between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party? Use your super researching skills to discover where each political party stands.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
History Scavenger Hunt
Activity
History Scavenger Hunt
Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.
5th grade
Social studies
Activity
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