Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays an important role in your child's life as a reader. Go over challenging vocabulary before independent reading. As your child comes across new and difficult words, create flash cards. These can be study tools that help build a strong vocabulary. Make it fun and see how fast your child can recall the definitions of the words. Then, challenge them to use the words in sentences.
Vocabulary is an integral part of your students' success as readers. Use different strategies to support your students as they add new words to their vocabularies. Continue your study of homophones, and teach your students to use flash cards to study definitions. Get your students fired up about learning new words by making it fun! Choose a few vocabulary words each week from relevant text or content for the whole class. Create flash cards, play games, and give your students mini-quizzes on the new words. Repetition is key when learning new vocabulary words.
Vocabulary Think & Seek
Vocabulary Think & Seek
Worksheet
Vocabulary Think & Seek
Give your young readers some practise using context clues and dictionaries to expand their vocabulary with this reading activity. As students read, they will consider the meaning of tricky words, then write down their definitions using a dictionary.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model
Your students will use this resource to analyze their vocabulary words and relate them to other ideas and concepts. It is a great graphic organizer for all content areas.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Practice: Choose the Definition
Vocabulary practise: Choose the Definition
Worksheet
Vocabulary practise: Choose the Definition
Test your third grader's vocabulary with this nifty practise test that quizzes her on word definitions
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Practice: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
Vocabulary practise: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
Worksheet
Vocabulary practise: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
This well-rounded quiz covers a range of vocabulary topics, from alphabetical order and root words to synonyms and antonyms.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Flash Cards
Vocabulary Flash Cards
Lesson plan
Vocabulary Flash Cards
Making flash cards is something done by students of all ages. Help your kids develop good study habits with this lesson plan, which will teach them how to use flash cards and a dictionary to learn new vocabulary.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Multiplication and Area

Multiplication and Area

Area might be an overwhelming concept, but you can help your child build a strong foundational understanding. At the very basic level, your child will learn to count the unit squares inside a shape. Using graph paper provides a perfect visual before moving to the formula of Length x Width. practise finding area on the graph paper to support your child, and be sure to make the connection between counting unit squares and using multiplication to find the area of shapes.
As your students become more fluent with geometry, it is important to build their foundational understanding of the concepts, such as area. Give your students the opportunity to grapple with finding area by covering the basics. Have your students count the unit squares before teaching the formula for area. As you make the connection between unit squares and the formula, give them the opportunity to find area in real-world contexts. When they feel confident in understanding the basics, area will be a fun geometry activity for them.
Finding Area with Unit Squares
Finding Area with Unit Squares
Worksheet
Finding Area with Unit Squares
This resource will introduce the concept of square units and how they can be used to measure the area of a figure
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Area: Counting Unit Squares
Area: Counting Unit Squares
Worksheet
Area: Counting Unit Squares
Use this exercise with your students to build a foundational understanding of geometry. They will determine the area of shapes by counting the unit squares.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Units of Area
Units of Area
Worksheet
Units of Area
Build your students’ foundational understanding of geometry as they determine the area of shapes by counting the unit squares.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Shady Shapes: An Area Activity
Shady Shapes: An Area Activity
Worksheet
Shady Shapes: An Area Activity
Use this fun exercise with your students to practise finding the area of shapes by counting unit squares.
Year 4
Maths
Worksheet
Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden
Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden
Lesson plan
Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden
Help your students get creative as they apply multiplication skills to find the area of a community garden of their own design! In this lesson, students will practise finding the area of a rectangle within a real-world context.
Year 4
Maths
Lesson plan
Area Strategies
Area Strategies
Lesson plan
Area Strategies
Allow your students to explore the pros and cons of different strategies used to find the area of rectangles. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden lesson.
Year 4
Maths
Lesson plan
Colony Area Measurement
Colony Area Measurement
Game
Colony Area Measurement
In this space-themed game, kids find the area of new colonies by using repeated addition and multiplication strategies.
Year 4
Maths
Game

Readers Theater: Fluency & Dramatizations

Readers Theater: Fluency & Dramatizations

Fluency practise can be a boring part of reading, but if you choose the right activities, your child will be engaged and excited. Reader's Theater scripts are a perfect way to practise improving rate, expression, and accuracy while reading aloud. Be sure to extend the activity by asking your reader a variety of reading comprehension questions to make sure they understand what they just read. Fluency and comprehension go hand-in-hand to become a well-rounded reader.
Practising fluent reading can be a real bore for students, but Reader's Theater is the perfect way to engage all levels of readers. Use these fun activities to increase your students' rate, expression, and accuracy as they practise reading scripts in small groups. Then, assess their comprehension levels by asking a variety of questions. Fluency and comprehension go hand-in-hand to build strong readers.
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Use this winter-themed Reader’s Theater script to engage your readers as they practise reading fluently. Then challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
In this Reader's Theater worksheet, students read a script, then answer the reading comprehension questions that follow.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Use this Valentine's Day reader's theater script to engage students as they practise reading fluently.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Lesson plan
Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Did you know that Reader's Theater promotes fluency and builds students' reading confidence? Use this lesson to inspire your students to practise reading and understanding text in the drama genre.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Let's Read It With Expression!
Let's Read It With Expression!
Lesson plan
Let's Read It With Expression!
Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Sequencing

Sequencing

A key component of good writing is organization. An organized writer uses a sequence that makes it easy to follow the story or informative text. Guide your child on a journey to become a strong writer by providing activities that help master the skill of sequencing. Give your child graphic organizers to plan out a story before entering the draft stage of the writing process. Have your child make an informative picture book about how to do a chore or hobby. These tasks will challenge your child to use a solid sequence that makes the writing cohesive.
Sequence is a critical component of strong writing, regardless of genre. To support your students as they master the skill of writing with sequence, give them fun tasks. Have your students create informative picture books for the classroom, their families, or their book buddies in a younger grade. Offer your students graphic organizers to encourage the process of planning and getting organized before entering the next stage of the writing process.
Picture Sequencing
Picture Sequencing
Worksheet
Picture Sequencing
This picture story is all mixed up! Use this worksheet to teach your students how to put plot events in order.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cut and Paste: Sequencing Story Events
Cut and Paste: Sequencing Story Events
Worksheet
Cut and Paste: Sequencing Story Events
Students practise sequencing story events with this worksheet. Cut out the sentences into strips and then build your story by arranging them in the best order.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
Worksheet
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
In this worksheet, children read a story about two friends who like to roller skate together in their neighbourhood.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creating a
Creating a "How To" Book
Lesson plan
Creating a "How To" Book
With this creative and imaginative lesson, teach your students to use transition words to sequence events as they write and illustrate a "How To" book.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Creating an Informative Picture Book
Creating an Informative Picture Book
Lesson plan
Creating an Informative Picture Book
With this integrated lesson, your students will organise information and write an informative book about your current science unit. This lesson will help strengthen student writing while also reviewing and summarizing your current science unit.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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