Homophones & Root Words

Homophones & Root Words

Homophones, homographs, and homonyms, oh my! Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Homographs are words that have the same spelling as another word, but make a different sound. Homonyms are words that are spelled the same but can have multiple meanings. Discussing these word types and their meanings when talking and reading with your child will help strengthen their word knowledge.
Students get confused between homophones, homographs, and homonyms, so it's good to distinguish between these words right off the bat.
Homophones: Write the Letter Right
Worksheet
Homophones: Write the Letter Right
This exercise will give your student practice identifying misused homophones and making corrections.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Homophones
Worksheet
Working with Homophones
This exercise will strengthen your student's understanding of homophones.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Same Sounds: Homophones
Lesson plan
Same Sounds: Homophones
Can you hear the words here? Help your students distinguish homophones with this lesson. They'll be identifying the correct words in no time!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Prefixes: Get It Started!
Worksheet
Prefixes: Get It Started!
Kids completing this third grade reading and writing worksheet learn the meaning of three prefixes. Then they choose the right prefix to complete each sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fill in the Blank with Homophones
Worksheet
Fill in the Blank with Homophones
Use this exercise to help your student identify the correct homophone to use in a sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Homophones 1
Exercise
Homophones 1
Homophones can sometimes confuse younger students, but this exercise will teach them how to differentiate between similar words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Multiplication

Practice Representing Multiplication in Different Ways

Make multiplication fun with pictures or small items, such as coins or tiny toys! Grouping sets of items can help facilitate multiplication practice. Challenge your child to show the different ways to solve multiplication problems.
It's important to teach the students a variety of strategies in order to solve a multiplication problem. Strategies include, but are not limited to, arrays, drawing pictures, and skip counting.
Mixed Minute Math
Worksheet
Mixed Minute Math
Engage your kid's competitive spirit with this fast-paced worksheet. Called minute math, these simple problems should be worked on for exactly one minute.
3rd grade
Worksheet
Multiplication Table 1-12
Worksheet
Multiplication Table 1-12
Kids fill in the missing spaces of the multiplication table for numbers 1 to 12 to complete this third grade math worksheet.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Intro to Multiplication: Adding Groups
Worksheet
Intro to Multiplication: Adding Groups
Start your child on multiplication by practicing adding groups of a certain number using flowers to help.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication Strategy Practice
Worksheet
Multiplication Strategy Practice
Using this resource, students will focus on three multiplication strategies: repeated addition, skip counting, and drawing pictures.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication: 3 Cheers for Strategies
Worksheet
Multiplication: 3 Cheers for Strategies
Use this resource that highlights three multiplication strategies for extra practice with basic multiplication facts.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiply by 9: Matching
Game
Multiply by 9: Matching
Help your child multiply by 9 with this interactive multiplication matching game! Your child will be a multiplication master in no time.
3rd grade
Math
Game

Asking Questions

Asking Questions & Using Literary Elements

Teach your child to ask about the 'who,' 'what,' and 'where' of a story at the end of each chapter. If your child has a question about the text, encourage them to write it down and see if they can answer it as they continue to read.
Model comprehension self-check strategies. It's important to teach your students to stop at the end of every chapter and ask themselves: Who is the story about? What are they doing? Where does the story take place? If the student can't answer all these questions, then they need to reread and think about what the answers should be.
Asking Questions: Before, During, and After
Worksheet
Asking Questions: Before, During, and After
This is a comprehension resource for students to record their questions before, during, and after they have read nonfiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Asking Questions: KWL Chart
Worksheet
Asking Questions: KWL Chart
Use this resource to track what your student knows (K), wants to know (W), and learned (L) about a nonfiction topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Question Web
Worksheet
Question Web
Use this resource to organize questions in diagram boxes about a text or topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Post Your Questions
Worksheet
Post Your Questions
Use this resource to help your students create questions about their fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Close Reading: Questions & Answers
Worksheet
Close Reading: Questions & Answers
Use this resource to closely read a nonfiction text, come up with questions, and use text evidence to find the answers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Asking and Answering Questions
Lesson plan
Asking and Answering Questions
This lesson helps students learn about asking and answering questions about a text. It also exposes them to valuable lessons about trying to figure out their dreams and not giving up along the way.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
Lesson plan
Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
Maximize your students' engagement when reading by teaching them how to ask and answer questions along the way. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Asking and Answering Questions* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Editing Rough Drafts

Editing Rough Drafts

After your child does a first draft of a writing exercise, sit alongside them and edit it together. Point out things you would change due to grammatical errors and encourage clarification of confusing sentences.
Editing is an important part of the writing process because this is where students learn the most from you! Be sure to spend time teaching students how to edit by working with them on their own rough drafts. Later, they will be able to do this process with peers.
Text Message Language
Worksheet
Text Message Language
Turn text messages full of abbreviated language and lacking punctuation into proper English.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Editing: Capitalization and Punctuation
Worksheet
Editing: Capitalization and Punctuation
Your student will learn to correct a passage with editing marks, identifying capitalization and punctuation errors.
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
Lesson plan
Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
This lesson challenges young learners to add dialogue to their writing. Students will love using their creativity to write personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Narrative Writing: Transition Words
Lesson plan
Narrative Writing: Transition Words
Help your students make powerful connections in their writing! This lesson will teach your learners about using the correct transition words when writing personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Lesson plan
Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Challenge your students to make their personal narratives come to life with strong action words, feelings, and thoughts. This lesson will help young learners develop their creativity and writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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