Word Meaning & Context Clues

Word Meaning & Context Clues

As children learn about synonyms, or words with similar meanings, introduce them to the idea that similar words can still have slightly different meanings, or shades of meaning. For example, someone who is jubilant usually shows much more emotion than someone who is happy, but they both feel happy to different degrees.
As students look at expanding their vocabulary with interesting synonyms and antonyms, remind them similar words can have different shades of meaning. For example, "jubilant" and "happy" are similar in meaning, but "jubilant" indicates a greater degree of happiness than "happy" does.
Dive Into Context Clues
Lesson plan
Dive Into Context Clues
Help your students flex their vocabulary muscles with this lesson on using context clues. By deciphering the meanings of different nonsense words, young readers will greatly improve their comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Keeping Up with Context Clues
Worksheet
Keeping Up with Context Clues
With this organizer, students will be able to find unfamiliar vocabulary as they read and use context clues to determine meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shades of Meaning
Worksheet
Shades of Meaning
Hook your students with this vocabulary builder that encourages them to draw emojis as they explore synonyms and strengthen their emotional intelligence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Context Clues: Word Sleuth
Worksheet
Context Clues: Word Sleuth
This third grade reading worksheet offers practice using context clues to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word in a sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Multiplying Decimal Fractions

Multiplying Decimal Fractions

Have students check their answers after they solve a math problem. Sometimes, it's easy to tell if an answer looks right based on common sense.
As students work on multiplying decimal fractions by whole numbers, it's important to remind them to check and see if their answer is reasonable.
How to Multiply Decimals
Worksheet
How to Multiply Decimals
Use this worksheet to learn all about multiplying decimals.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiply Decimals
Lesson plan
Multiply Decimals
Teach your students to multiply decimals using the standard algorithm.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Decimal Product Reasonableness
Lesson plan
Decimal Product Reasonableness
Discuss correct decimal placement using logical arguments and by multiplying whole numbers. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or use it as support to the lesson Multiply Decimals.
5th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Practice Multiplying Decimals
Worksheet
Practice Multiplying Decimals
Time to brush up on those decimals! Help out your little mathematician practice multiplying decimals with this drill sheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplying Decimal Numbers to the Tenths Place
Exercise
Multiplying Decimal Numbers to the Tenths Place
Teach your fifth grader the importance of multiplying by decimals with these exercises that give them actual situations and helpful hints.
5th grade
Math
Exercise
Decimal Multiplication
Worksheet
Decimal Multiplication
Does your fifth grader need help with decimals? Help her get some good practice with this decimal multiplication sheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplying Decimals
Worksheet
Multiplying Decimals
Multiplying decimals is a bit trickier than multiplying normal numbers! Give your student some extra practice with this worksheet.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet

Making Inferences from Context Clues

Making Inferences from Context Clues

Model how to use context clues to make inferences. For example, you might say, "The grey clouds in the sky make me think that it's going to rain today." Allow your child to practice this skill with short stories before they move onto longer texts.
Model how to use context clues to make inferences. Then, allow your students to practice with partners as they read short stories.
Who Is Peter Pan?
Worksheet
Who Is Peter Pan?
Have your child read these Peter Pan passages and decide what she knows about the Peter Pan character.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dive Into Context Clues
Lesson plan
Dive Into Context Clues
Help your students flex their vocabulary muscles with this lesson on using context clues. By deciphering the meanings of different nonsense words, young readers will greatly improve their comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
I Can Use Context Clues!
Lesson plan
I Can Use Context Clues!
Your ELs will use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. They will also practice using introductory phrases to discuss their inferences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Dive Into Context Clues.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
More Reading Between the Lines
Worksheet
More Reading Between the Lines
Your students will need to read between the lines as they make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tracking Character Traits
Worksheet
Tracking Character Traits
With this reading exercise, students will identify a character’s traits and provide evidence from the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
Lesson plan
Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
"You must be nice to him, Wendy impressed on her brothers." In this lesson, your class continues work in their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks, focusing on comprehension of Wendy Darling's personality.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Theme & Plot

Theme & Plot

Review the elements of a story with your child before asking them to write one of their own. Use a graphic organizer as a pre-writing activity to help your child think about each of the elements, including the plot.
Review the elements of a story before asking your students to write one of their own. Use a graphic organizer as a pre-writing activity to help your students think about each of the elements, including the plot.
How to Outline a Short Story
Worksheet
How to Outline a Short Story
Is your student a budding novelist? Start her career off on the right foot with this short story writing worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Terms
Worksheet
Literary Terms
Keep this study aid handy during homework time, or keep a copy in the back of your binder for classroom reference.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing with Unexpected Details
Worksheet
Writing with Unexpected Details
In this creative writing exercise, students will rewrite sentences to make them more interesting and practice adding vivid adjectives and adverbs to their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Kids plot out a realistic fiction story with this graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Develop a Story
Worksheet
Develop a Story
With this prewriting organizer, students will brainstorm and visualize details of their fictional story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exploring the Narrative
Lesson plan
Exploring the Narrative
Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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