# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 8

## 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
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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.
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Keeping Up with Context Clues
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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.
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Worksheet
Hook your students with this vocabulary builder that encourages them to draw emojis as they explore synonyms and strengthen their emotional intelligence.
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Context Clues: Word Sleuth
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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.
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## 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
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How to Multiply Decimals
Learners will review the steps for multiplying decimals, then use them to solve nine problems, in this hands-on math worksheet.
Math
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Multiply Decimals
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Multiply Decimals
Teach your students to multiply decimals using the standard algorithm.
Math
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Decimal Product Reasonableness
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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.
Math
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Practice Multiplying Decimals
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Practice Multiplying Decimals
Time to brush up on those decimals! Help out your little mathematician practice multiplying decimals with this drill sheet.
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Multiplying Decimals to the Tenths Place
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Multiplying Decimals 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.
Math
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Decimal Multiplication
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Decimal Multiplication
Does your fifth grader need help with decimals? Help her get some good practice with this decimal multiplication sheet.
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Multiplying Decimals
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Multiplying Decimals
Children learn the steps for multiplying decimals with this easy-to-follow tutorial and practice sheet.
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## 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?
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Who Is Peter Pan?
Have your child read these Peter Pan passages and decide what she knows about the Peter Pan character.
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Dive Into Context Clues
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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.
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I Can Use Context Clues!
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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.
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Tracking Character Traits
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Tracking Character Traits
With this reading exercise, students will identify a character’s traits and provide evidence from the text.
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Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
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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.
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## 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
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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.
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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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Writing with Unexpected Details
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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.
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Story Mountain: Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
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Story Mountain: Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Young writers set off on the right foot with this realistic fiction graphic organizer.
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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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Exploring the Narrative
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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.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.