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
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Lesson plan
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Baby, you're a firework! In this musical lesson, your students will use context clues to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in popular music. They will then use this knowledge to write their own metaphors and similes.
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

Multiplying decimals can be really tricky concepts for kids, so don't hesitate to give them a few math worksheets to help them practice and learn.
Many students find the standard algorithm for multiplication useful even though it might be harder to understand conceptually. Remind them that there are other multiplication strategies they can use as well.
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
Income and Expense
Worksheet
Income and Expense
Learn about income and expenses with these fun word problems.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiply Decimals with Models
Worksheet
Multiply Decimals with Models
In this exercise, students will use models to build a conceptual understanding of how decimals are multiplied by whole numbers.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Percent Flash
Activity
Percent Flash
Challenge your kid to use his knowledge about percentages in this fun game. Just roll the dice and race to calculate the percentage.
5th grade
Activity
How to Calculate Discounts
Worksheet
How to Calculate Discounts
Use percentage and decimal math to figure out how to calculate discounts on products.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplying Decimal Numbers in Science
Game
Multiplying Decimal Numbers in Science
Kids learn how to multiply whole numbers and decimals in this super science game.
5th grade
Math
Game

Making Inferences from Context Clues

Making Inferences from Context Clues

Encourage young readers to look for patterns in a character's behavior in a book. That way, when the pattern is broken, they'll understand that it is a major event in the novel.
As students continue reading novels, help them identify character traits and ask them to look for patterns in a character's behavior. If that pattern is broken, students will recognize that moment as a major event.
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
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
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
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

Theme & Plot

Theme & Plot

How can students overcome writer's block? They can start by doing a flash draft, a fun exercise where they have a set amount of time to write down as many ideas as possible.
Flash drafts can be very freeing to some students. Just the act of getting ideas down on paper will free up mental space to help them focus and write.
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
The Hobbit: Page versus Screen
Worksheet
The Hobbit: Page versus Screen
Our worksheet gives your Hobbit fan space to jot down similarities and differences between the book and film for a great exercise in comparing and contrasting.
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
What's in a Name?
Lesson plan
What's in a Name?
Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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
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