Spelling

Spelling

Design a year-end review of a variety of spelling patterns through word scrambles. These fun, themed activities build on prior knowledge of spelling patterns, and also give your child a chance to correct any recurring spelling errors they encounter. Word scrambles improve logic and reasoning skills — an added benefit to this spelling review!
Design a year-end review of a variety of spelling patterns through word scrambles. These fun, themed activities build on prior knowledge of spelling patterns, and also give your students a chance to correct any recurring spelling errors they encounter. Word scrambles improve logic and reasoning skills — an added benefit to this spelling review!
Playground Word Scramble
Playground Word Scramble
Worksheet
Playground Word Scramble
Need a playful way to practice spelling? Here's a fun challenge that will also help improve your child's sense of logic and reasoning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Time Word Scramble
Time Word Scramble
Worksheet
Time Word Scramble
It's time for a fun word challenge! This word scramble will help your child build her spelling skills, as well as basic problem-solving skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Math Word Scramble
Math Word Scramble
Worksheet
Math Word Scramble
Give your little math whiz a wordy challenge! This word scramble will help him hone his spelling skills while reviewing common math terms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Kitchen Words
Kitchen Words
Worksheet
Kitchen Words
Cook up a fun challenge for your student! This word scramble is full of kitchen words that need to be rearranged and spelled out correctly.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Feelings Word Scramble
Feelings Word Scramble
Worksheet
Feelings Word Scramble
Exercise your child's mind and his vocabulary with this challenging word scramble. He'll use his logic and reasoning to figure out each word.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Irregularly Spelled Words 2
Irregularly Spelled Words 2
Exercise
Irregularly Spelled Words 2
English is a language full of exceptions to rules, and this exercise will enhance students’ understanding of irregularly spelled words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Grid Puzzles

Grid Puzzles

Grid puzzles can help develop flexible math thinking and problem-solving skills. Use these puzzles to expose your child to algebraic thinking. Encourage your child to articulate their problem-solving strategies — sharing their math thinking can improve their understanding. Once your child has completed these brain teasers, challenge them to create some grid puzzles of their own!
Grid puzzles can help develop flexible math thinking and problem-solving skills. Use these puzzles to expose students to algebraic thinking. Organize students into mixed-ability pairs, and encourage them to talk through their problem-solving strategies as they work. Once they have completed these brain teasers, challenge them to create some grid puzzles of their own!
Crazy Math Puzzles
Crazy Math Puzzles
Worksheet
Crazy Math Puzzles
Hey math whizzes, here is a challenge for you! These math puzzles are tricky, but are a fun spin-off of the popular Ken Ken puzzle.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Crossword
Math Crossword
Worksheet
Math Crossword
Give your little math whiz a fun challenge with this math crossword!
4th grade
Worksheet
Math Grid Puzzlers
Math Grid Puzzlers
Worksheet
Math Grid Puzzlers
If your student needs a challenge in math, try these math puzzles! These math grids are tricky, but are a fun spin-off of the popular Ken Ken puzzle.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Mad Math Puzzles
Mad Math Puzzles
Worksheet
Mad Math Puzzles
Sudoku and Ken Ken enthusiasts will enjoy this mad math puzzle, full of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division challenges.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Missing Number Puzzles
Missing Number Puzzles
Worksheet
Missing Number Puzzles
Calling all Sudoku and Ken Ken buffs, we have a new addicting puzzle for you! These are tricky, but a fun spin-off of the popular Ken Ken puzzle.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Cross the River, Patriot!
Cross the River, Patriot!
Activity
Cross the River, Patriot!
This Fourth of July, play a fun history-inspired math and logic puzzle game for your kids to play!
4th grade
Social studies
Activity
Solving KenKen Puzzles
Solving KenKen Puzzles
Lesson plan
Solving KenKen Puzzles
It's time for some fun with grid puzzles! In this lesson, students will learn how to solve KenKen puzzles using logic and applying their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
Lesson plan
How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
Grid puzzles are a terrific way to practice thinking about math! In this lesson, students are asked to solve addition grid puzzles and compare processes. Use it on its own or as support for the lesson Solving KenKen Puzzles.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan

Writing About Reading

Writing About Reading

This selection of resources supports a variety of summer reading formats. Encourage your child to become a skilled book critic by having them select a book to read and review. Take your child to a local bookstore to see how book reviews help influence readers' choices.
This selection of resources supports a variety of summer reading formats. Encourage your students to become skilled book critics by having them select a book to read and review. Invite them to visit your local bookstore to see how book reviews help influence readers' choices. Afterwards, have students post their own book reviews in the classroom library.
Book Facts
Book Facts
Worksheet
Book Facts
First thing's first: if your kid has a summer reading assignment, start by stating just the facts on this essential-info sheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response
Reading Response
Worksheet
Reading Response
Keep your budding reader organized with a reading response journal! Print out several of these response pages to create a homemade reading log.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Book Reviews
Writing Book Reviews
Worksheet
Writing Book Reviews
This worksheet will help your child organize the details needed to write about a book he's read!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cool Bookmarks 3
Cool Bookmarks 3
Worksheet
Cool Bookmarks 3
Put a personalized twist on the old-school bookmark and your young reader will make the experience more fun for himself by reviewing the book as he goes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cool Bookmarks 4
Cool Bookmarks 4
Worksheet
Cool Bookmarks 4
Let your young reader review the book as he goes with this personalized bookmark. Cut out the bookmark and fold it in half to spice up the reading experience!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Letters
Reading Response Letters
Lesson plan
Reading Response Letters
How can you *see* what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Making Text Connections
Making Text Connections
Lesson plan
Making Text Connections
This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Letter Writing

Letter Writing

Writing letters to different people will give your child authentic hands-on writing experience. This might entail writing to en elected official about an issue they care about, or writing a thank you note to a grandparent. Use these resources to help your child harness their letter-writing skills and discover the joy of handwritten communication.
Writing letters to different people will give your students authentic hands-on writing experience. This might entail writing to en elected official about an issue they care about, or writing a thank you note to a grandparent. Use these resources to help students harness their letter-writing skills and discover the joy of handwritten communication.
How to Write a Friendly Letter
How to Write a Friendly Letter
Worksheet
How to Write a Friendly Letter
E-mail is here to stay, but that doesn't mean kids shouldn't learn how to write a friendly letter.Teach your child how to write a letter to a friend.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter to the President
Letter to the President
Worksheet
Letter to the President
Play the role of the president and respond to the leader of a country in poverty.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Letter Writing for Kids
Letter Writing for Kids
Worksheet
Letter Writing for Kids
Using this great template to help with letter writing for kids, encourage your child to flex his imagination as he writes a letter to a friend.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor
Worksheet
Letter to the Editor
Help your little journalist use her voice and write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper. She'll get writing practice and learn about her community.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing a Thank You Letter
Writing a Thank You Letter
Worksheet
Writing a Thank You Letter
Help kids get familiar with the process of writing a thank you note, so they'll never complain about writer's block again.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Lesson plan
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Walk your young writers through the letter-writing process, including formatting, drafting, and editing. Use the checklist to ensure that all of the important parts of the letter are included and the details are polished.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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