Perfecting Our Spelling

Perfecting Our Spelling

Is your child having trouble spelling particular types of words? Are they mastering consonant clusters such as bl, fr, or sp that may occur at the front of a word? Ask your child to practice writing as many words as they can think of that start with these letters.
The true assessment of spelling mastery lies within students' writing samples. Look at their writing to discover which spelling patterns they have mastered. Focusing on consonant clusters is a great place to start!
Separating Syllables: VC/V Pattern
Separating Syllables: VC/V Pattern
Worksheet
Separating Syllables: VC/V Pattern
Children practice dividing up VC/V words by syllables in this spelling and grammar worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spelling List: Space Exploration
Spelling List: Space Exploration
Worksheet
Spelling List: Space Exploration
Spellers take their skills to the stratosphere with this fun practice worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Let's Spell: Tricky Word Challenge
Let's Spell: Tricky Word Challenge
Worksheet
Let's Spell: Tricky Word Challenge
In this worksheet, learners will follow steps to write, say, and spell ten words, then test themselves to spell them from memory.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spell-Check Squiggles: Correct the Spelling
Spell-Check Squiggles: Correct the Spelling
Worksheet
Spell-Check Squiggles: Correct the Spelling
In this worksheet, students practice identifying and correcting common irregularly spelled words and homophones.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Check-In: Spelling and Vocabulary
Check-In: Spelling and Vocabulary
Worksheet
Check-In: Spelling and Vocabulary
Learners will flex their spelling, grammar, and phonics muscles in this three-part worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Double Consonants
Double Consonants
Exercise
Double Consonants
This exercise will teach students learn how to pronounce the unique sounds of words containing double syllables.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Subtraction with Regrouping

Subtraction with Regrouping

When practicing subtraction, remember that regrouping, or borrowing, refers to the process of being able to bring a 10 or 100 from a higher place value over to a lower place value. This makes subtraction with two- or three-digit numbers much easier.
Remind students and parents about math terms that may appear on worksheets. In terms of subtraction, "regrouping" has the same meaning as "borrowing." This can help when parents are assisting their children with math homework.
3 Math Minutes: Subtraction
3 Math Minutes: Subtraction
Worksheet
3 Math Minutes: Subtraction
Children practice solving mutlidigit subtraction problems for speed and accuracy in this math worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Riddles: Subtraction #1
Math Riddles: Subtraction #1
Worksheet
Math Riddles: Subtraction #1
Find out what fills a room, but takes up no space, with this riddle and math combo worksheet. Use subtraction skills to solve the riddle on this math worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtracting Four-Digit Numbers
Subtracting Four-Digit Numbers
Worksheet
Subtracting Four-Digit Numbers
Secret codes and ninjas make everything more interesting, including subtracting 4-digit numbers!
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtraction Riddles #1
Subtraction Riddles #1
Worksheet
Subtraction Riddles #1
What do camels wear to hide from predators? And what do you call a math worksheet that includes a game? FUN!
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Riddles: Subtraction #2
Math Riddles: Subtraction #2
Worksheet
Math Riddles: Subtraction #2
This math and riddle worksheet gets your kid to figure out what runs without legs. Try our subtraction worksheet for an added dose of mystery with your math.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtraction with Regrouping
Subtraction with Regrouping
Lesson plan
Subtraction with Regrouping
Help your students subtract with confidence by sharing two different strategies. Use this lesson to build on students’ understanding of subtraction and to evaluate this key skill.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Lesson plan
Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Get your students comfortable with discussing multiple strategies to solve subtraction problems with this lesson on two- and three-digit subtraction. It may be taught independently or as support for the lesson Subtraction with Regrouping.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Four-Digit Subtraction
Four-Digit Subtraction
Exercise
Four-Digit Subtraction
Help students achieve mastery of four digit subtraction through practice with this engaging Education.com exercise.
4th grade
Math
Exercise

Character Study: Motivation

Character Study: Motivation

Ask your child questions about the characters in the book they are reading. Why might a character take—or not take—a certain action? Is that quiet kid in the book afraid of something? Does she come from a family that talks a lot? These questions can help your child figure out what a character wants.
Students can apply what they've learned about character traits to examine character motivations. Is that quiet kid in the book afraid of something? Does she come from a family that talks a lot? These questions can help students figure out what a character wants.
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
Worksheet
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
Readers practice analyzing a character in a work of fiction as they read a passage from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
In this inventive graphic organizer, children will fill in speech and thought bubbles to show how a character's words and thoughts reveal their traits.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
Lesson plan
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Lesson plan
Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close reading isn’t about just ticking through words on a page; it’s about absorbing ideas and expanding on them. In this lesson, students will use this strategy to make interpretations about a character's emotions through their actions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Character Actions and Emotions
Character Actions and Emotions
Lesson plan
Character Actions and Emotions
Use this lesson to help your ELs describe a character’s emotion based on actions. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
Lesson plan
Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Editing Realistic Fiction

Editing Realistic Fiction

Get a child in the habit of editing their writing by providing them with an editing checklist printout. They will be reminded to keep any eye out for accurate spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Establish a few editing ground rules and expectations at the beginning of the year. For example, all proper nouns need to be capitalized and words on the word wall need to be spelled correctly. Choosing a few non-negotiables to focus on at a time allows children to gain a firm grasp on these concepts without feeling overwhelmed.
Rein in the Run-Ons
Rein in the Run-Ons
Lesson plan
Rein in the Run-Ons
Are your students having trouble taming run-on sentences into a more manageable length? In this lesson, your students will learn to not only recognize a run-on sentence, but also how to stop it in its tracks.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Lesson plan
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Students often understand the basic conventions of writing, but may need support in incorporating these skills into their work. In this lesson, students will review some of the more common capitalization and punctuation errors and apply their editing skills to real writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Punctuation Practice: Adding Punctuation
Punctuation Practice: Adding Punctuation
Worksheet
Punctuation Practice: Adding Punctuation
Henry the Hiker is journaling, and needs your help with punctuation!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Spelling Errors: Choosing a Candidate
Find the Spelling Errors: Choosing a Candidate
Worksheet
Find the Spelling Errors: Choosing a Candidate
In this worksheet, children read the article and circle each misspelled word, then correctly spell each one.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Formal Writing
Learning Formal Writing
Worksheet
Learning Formal Writing
Children practice reading with a critical eye toward grammar and punctuation in this practice worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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