Dictionary and Online Research

Dictionary and Online Research

Help your child exercise their dictionary skills by giving them words and a dictionary. Have them look up words and ask them for specific details about them, such as the part of speech, definition, or guide words on the page.
This is a critical time for students to become proficient in using the dictionary and other research resources. Give your students hands-on practise with these resource materials.
Using the Dictionary
Using the Dictionary
Worksheet
Using the Dictionary
Children learn to identify and use the formatting of a typical dictionary definition in this useful reference worksheet.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing Guide Words
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing Guide Words
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing Guide Words
Students will practise using dictionary guide words by matching words to the pages they would appear on.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using the Dictionary Guide Words
Using the Dictionary Guide Words
Worksheet
Using the Dictionary Guide Words
Use this exercise with your students to review alphabetizing and practise using guide words to determine a word’s correct location in the dictionary.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identify the Guide Words
Identify the Guide Words
Worksheet
Identify the Guide Words
Use this resource to give your students practise using guide words to determine a word’s location in the dictionary.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dictionary Detective
Dictionary Detective
Worksheet
Dictionary Detective
Use this resource to give your students practise using a dictionary’s guide words to correctly locate a word.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 1
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 1
Exercise
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 1
A big part of learning is learning how to consult reference materials, which this exercise demystifies.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Money maths

Money maths

Your child needs real life experience with money. Help them practise in fun ways! Give your child real-world practise with money by having them add up the prices of items on your grocery list.
It is important that students have an understanding of money. This real life application is important for them as mathematicians and citizens in the community.
Add Up the Change
Add Up the Change
Worksheet
Add Up the Change
On this year four maths worksheet, kids use addition and/or multiplication skills to determine the total value of each set of coins.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Money Terms
Money Terms
Worksheet
Money Terms
Children learn to identify dollars, cents, and other currency terminology in this money maths worksheet.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Counting Coins #3: How Much Change?
Counting Coins #3: How Much Change?
Worksheet
Counting Coins #3: How Much Change?
Learners work on money maths skills with this coin subtraction worksheet.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
What's the Problem?
What's the Problem?
Lesson plan
What's the Problem?
High order thinking skills are critical skills for students of all ages. In this lesson, your students will create word problems about money.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Word Problem Components
Word Problem Components
Lesson plan
Word Problem Components
The ability to analyze the component of a word problem is an important foundation for young mathematicians. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *What's the Problem?*
Year 4
Maths
Lesson plan
Money Math: Piggy Bank
Money maths: Piggy Bank
Game
Money maths: Piggy Bank
Kids practise counting up coins and adding money to this virtual piggy bank.
Year 3
Maths
Game

Comparing Two Texts

Comparing Two Texts

Comparing two texts is an important skill as a reader. Talk to your child about the stories they are reading. Ask your child about books that are similar and different, and engage them in conversation about the specific details.
Comparing and contrasting information within a text and between two texts are great ways to ignite critical thinking. Engage students in deeper thinking by asking: "How could these ideas be more similar and/or more different?" "What would make these texts more alike or different?"
Comparing Two Stories
Comparing Two Stories
Worksheet
Comparing Two Stories
Use this resource for your students to practise reading and comparing the story elements of two fiction texts.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
With this resource, your students will read and compare two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare Ghost Stories
Compare Ghost Stories
Worksheet
Compare Ghost Stories
In this reading worksheet, students can compare two ghost stories from other sides of the globe and see the ways in which they're eerily similar.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Your students will read two short stories, then compare and contrast the characters, problems, solutions, and themes with the help of a graphic organizer.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Lesson plan
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Getting hooked on a series or type of character creates reader engagement! Use this lesson to challenge your students to compare and contrast fictional texts as they find the joy in reading books by the same author.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Lesson plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Use this lesson to teach your students to identify story elements and compare them to another text's story elements. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Comparing Texts by the Same Author* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Free Writing

Free Writing

To help your child start writing, give them some story ideas. Allow them to take the reins on the story and show you their imagination!
Allow the students plenty of opportunities to choose their own writing topics. When you give them these opportunities, they will shine with imagination and originality. There will still be teachable moments as you get a glimpse into their creative sides.
Sentence Starter
Sentence Starter
Worksheet
Sentence Starter
Give your beginning writer a fun way to practise writing sentences. Use each prompt to help you continue your story.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Sentence Starters
Creative Sentence Starters
Worksheet
Creative Sentence Starters
Boost creativity with these sentence prompts! Kids will practise storytelling with the help of some sentence starters.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Prompts
Sentence Prompts
Worksheet
Sentence Prompts
Help struggling writers find their confidence with these sentence starters! Kids will use the prompts to help them get started telling a story.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Writing Prompts
Sentence Writing Prompts
Worksheet
Sentence Writing Prompts
Practise sentence writing with these prompts, perfect for struggling writers.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write About a Special Moment
Write About a Special Moment
Worksheet
Write About a Special Moment
In this three-page template, students will follow the prompts to create a story map about a memorable moment of joy in their life.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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