# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 5

## Root Words

It can be fun to find root words like "therm" or "terr" hiding in other words. Make a scavenger hunt to find common roots in words students might see or hear. Then, ask them to guess at the meaning of the word based on the meaning of the root word.
Ask students to make charts in a Word Work notebook showing different Greek and Latin root words. Then, students can add words to the charts as they come across them throughout the year.
Root Out the Meaning of Words
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Root Out the Meaning of Words
Here's a fun activity to show your child how to use prefixes and root words to "root out" the meaning of a word!
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Grammar: Suffixes
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Grammar: Suffixes
This suffixes worksheet helps your child identify and create words with suffixes. This suffixes worksheet helps your child develop reading and writing skills.
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Root Words in Context: Port and Struct
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Root Words in Context: Port and Struct
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Find the Root Words
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Find the Root Words
Children will practice spotting root words — and words with root words — as they complete a word search puzzle.
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Root it Out: Word Sort
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Root it Out: Word Sort
This cut-and-paste activity is a review of root words. Students will find the meaning of each root word by categorizing it and finding related words.
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Latin Root Words
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Latin Root Words
Where do words get their meanings? In this worksheet, students match the meaning with its Latin root.
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## Multiplying by 10 & Multiples of 10

Once your child has mastered their basic multiplication facts, show them the patterns that occur when they multiply by multiples of ten! This basic skill can help your child with mental math and large factors later in the school year.
Once your students have mastered their basic multiplication facts, show them the patterns that occur when they multiply by multiples of ten! This basic skill can help students with mental math and large factors later in the school year.
Multiply by Multiples of 10
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Multiply by Multiples of 10
Children multiply the same number by different multiples of 10 in this great practice worksheet.
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Powers of 10
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Powers of 10
Teach your students to recognize patterns of zeros when multiplying by powers of 10 with exponents.
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Powers of Ten Patterns
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Powers of Ten Patterns
Activate your students' observational skills by having them analyze a chart of the powers of ten! Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Powers of 10.
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Multiplication and Powers of 10
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Multiplication and Powers of 10
Have your students merge two skill sets with these exercises that incorporate powers of ten into multiplication problems.
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Multiplication and Powers of 10
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Multiplication and Powers of 10
Have your students merge two skill sets with these exercises that incorporate powers of ten into multiplication problems.
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Decimal Multiplication: Multiply Tenths with Models
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Decimal Multiplication: Multiply Tenths with Models
Introduce your students to multiplication with decimals using models.
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## Looking at Author's Craft

Talk about the way that different authors present a story. How are the writing styles different between various authors? What are some unfamiliar or striking words the author uses in the story? Encourage your child to discuss how the author uses words to make them feel emotions, such as sympathy, happiness, and even anger.
Students can discover an author's perspective by looking closely at how they write. The way an author organizes their writing, chooses words, and integrates text features can show us more about their point of view.
Analyzing Alliteration
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Analyzing Alliteration
In this fun lesson, your students will practice identifying and writing sentences with alliteration. They will also reflect upon the purpose of alliteration and the effect it has upon the reader.
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Making Alliteration Accessible
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Making Alliteration Accessible
Help your ELs learn about alliteration and practice identifying the descriptive adjectives and nouns that make up alliterative sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Analyzing Alliteration.
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Literary Terms
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Literary Terms
Keep this study aid handy during homework time, or keep a copy in the back of your binder for classroom reference.
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The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
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The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
A lesson about the Great Depression doesn't have to depress your students! They will enjoy building background knowledge for *Bud, Not Buddy* with great interactive and cooperative learning tasks.
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Inferences and Quotes as Proof
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Inferences and Quotes as Proof
Got quotes? Use this lesson plan to teach your EL students how to select appropriate quotes from the text that support their conclusions! Use this lesson on its own or as support to The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy lesson.
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Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
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Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Develop your students’ critical eye with this nonfiction text features checklist! This resource can be used with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
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Make a Book Jacket!
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Make a Book Jacket!
Want to play publisher for a day? Become a book jacket illustrator for this creative and fun project.
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## Narrative Ideas

Ask an aspiring writer to take a boring activity and write about it in an interesting way or from a novel perspective.
Some students have trouble coming up with a small moment to focus on in a personal narrative. Remind them that the beauty of a small moment is it doesn't have to be a big event. Instead, they can discover how a seemingly simple, mundane event can become so much more.
Develop a Story
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Develop a Story
With this prewriting organizer, students will brainstorm and visualize details of their fictional story.
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What's Behind the Door?
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What's Behind the Door?
Children will use their creative writing skills to continue the story in this fiction writing exercise.
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Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
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Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Concept maps are versatile and useful for all subject areas. Use this concept map for word work, main idea and supporting details, or to map out ideas.
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Creative Writing: Mystery Letter
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Creative Writing: Mystery Letter
A letter is found in an attic. There's a mystery ahead! Your young author can use their imagination to create a fictional story based on this writing prompt.
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My Personal Expressions: Write a Short Story
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My Personal Expressions: Write a Short Story
Encourage your child to turn his verbal creativity into a creative writing activity by penning a short story incorporating a few of his trademark expressions.
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Creative Writing: Cyclops!
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Creative Writing: Cyclops!
What will happen to this cave-man? Your 5th grader can decide by writing a creative and exciting story to go with this illustration.
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Story Map
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Story Map
Use this graphic organizer to have students write words or draw pictures to complete the story map.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.