Synonyms & Antonyms

Synonyms & Antonyms

Learning synonyms and antonyms can help your child understand new vocabulary words. Start by showing them a list of synonyms for commonly used words, like 'bad'. Then encourage your child to find some of the synonyms they learned in their reading.
Learning synonyms and antonyms can help students understand new vocabulary words. Start by introducing synonyms for commonly used words, like 'bad'. Then encourage students to find some of the synonyms they learned in their reading or ask them to use the synonyms in their writing.
Wishing for Synonyms
Wishing for Synonyms
Worksheet
Wishing for Synonyms
Make a wish! Learners practise sorting synonyms for health, happiness, and wealth in this extra-magical grammar worksheet.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Worksheet
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Fourth and fifth graders identify and use synonyms and antonyms in this engaging practise worksheet.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms for Bad
Synonyms for Bad
Worksheet
Synonyms for Bad
With this worksheet, your child will learn 28 synonyms for bad, plus practise grammar and their new words.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms for Happy
Synonyms for Happy
Worksheet
Synonyms for Happy
Young writers can learn to use better adjectives with this vocabulary building worksheet. They'll discover 24 synonyms for the word "happy."
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Activity
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Here's a cheat sheet to help break down words in order to find their meaning.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Activity
Synonyms and Antonyms 3
Synonyms and Antonyms 3
Exercise
Synonyms and Antonyms 3
This exercise’s further practise identifying synonyms and antonyms will reinforce your students’ understanding of like and opposite words.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Use number lines to help your child build number sense and familiarity with place value as they add and subtract decimals. Then, when they are ready, challenge your child to solve word problems and maths puzzles.
Use manipulatives and number lines to help your students build number sense and familiarity with place value. Then, when they are ready, challenge your students to solve word problems and maths puzzles using what they know about decimals.
Add and Subtract Decimals on a Number Line
Add and Subtract Decimals on a Number Line
Worksheet
Add and Subtract Decimals on a Number Line
In this worksheet, children use number lines to practise adding and subtracting decimals to the tenths and hundredths place.
Year 6
Maths
Worksheet
Decimals, Decimals, Decimals!
Decimals, Decimals, Decimals!
Lesson plan
Decimals, Decimals, Decimals!
This lesson combines three essential skills in one entertaining game! Students will need to add, subtract, and understand place value with decimals.
Year 6
Maths
Lesson plan
Decimal Comparisons
Decimal Comparisons
Lesson plan
Decimal Comparisons
Make decimal comparisons! Your students will focus on comparing decimals and using necessary language to say their comparisons. Use this lesson by itself or use it as support for the Decimals, Decimals, Decimals lesson.
Year 6
Maths
Lesson plan
What's Up, Decimals?
What's Up, Decimals?
Worksheet
What's Up, Decimals?
Students will practise adding and subtracting decimals, before applying the same skills to solve two-step word problems.
Year 6
Maths
Worksheet
Decimal Challenge #1
Decimal Challenge #1
Worksheet
Decimal Challenge #1
Students will solve two number puzzles that will have them adding and subtracting decimals.
Year 6
Maths
Worksheet
Decimal Challenge #2
Decimal Challenge #2
Worksheet
Decimal Challenge #2
Challenge your students to solve two number puzzles that will have them adding and subtracting decimals.
Year 6
Maths
Worksheet
Yard Sale Math
Yard Sale maths
Worksheet
Yard Sale maths
Students will add and subtract decimals to solve increasingly challenging word problems.
Year 6
Maths
Worksheet
Comparing Decimal Numbers
Comparing Decimal Numbers
Exercise
Comparing Decimal Numbers
For students who find it tricky to compare decimal numbers, this exercise will give them confidence as they progress in maths.
Year 6
Maths
Exercise

Summarizing & Understanding Texts

Summarizing & Understanding Texts

When your child is done reading a chapter or a short book, ask them to summarize the story or chapter. Having your child summarize the reading can be hard for them because it asks them to choose only the most important ideas in the story and leave out some details or facts, even if they are really interesting. But, summarizing is great practise for them because they can share what they learned and practise sharing their ideas aloud.
Asking your students to summarize the text they read is a great way to assess their understanding of the main ideas and topics throughout the passage. The details students include or omit in their summaries can tell you about how much they understand the text.
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Use this resource to read a nonfiction passage about sharks and write a summary.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Lesson plan
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Capture the tip of the iceberg! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to summarize nonfiction texts by noting the “tip of the iceberg,” also known as the main idea. Students will identify and sequence them.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text. This can support the lesson Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Practise writing nonfiction summaries as you read and learn about an interesting ocean creature.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mysterious Squid
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mysterious Squid
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mysterious Squid
Learn about a mysterious sea creature as you pick out important information for a nonfiction summary.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fiction Summaries:  Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then
Fiction Summaries: Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then
Worksheet
Fiction Summaries: Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then
Students will use the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then strategy of writing fiction summaries with these reading passages.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Writing Process: Editing

The Writing Process: Editing

When your child finishes a writing piece in his homework, have them edit it by mark misspelled words, grammar mistakes, and other elements they'd like to change.
After writing personal stories, students can have mini-conferences with their peers to help check for grammatical mistakes. Students can read their writing to each other and focus on one topic to highlight in each piece of writing, whether it be punctuation, sentence length or variety, or spelling errors.
Rainbow Editing
Rainbow Editing
Activity
Rainbow Editing
Try adding a splash of colour to editing and revising with rainbow editing.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Activity
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Lesson plan
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Students often understand the basic conventions of writing, but may need support in incorporating these skills into their work. In this lesson, students will review some of the more common capitalization and punctuation errors and apply their editing skills to real writing.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Editing Checklist
Editing Checklist
Worksheet
Editing Checklist
Help students cover proper punctuation, capital letters, grammar and spelling with this editing checklist as they edit their peer's work.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Proof the Paragraph
Proof the Paragraph
Worksheet
Proof the Paragraph
Sharpen and assess your students’ proofreading skills with this worksheet that will also prepare them for peer editing.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Spelling Errors: Choosing a Candidate
Find the Spelling Errors: Choosing a Candidate
Worksheet
Find the Spelling Errors: Choosing a Candidate
In this worksheet, children read the article and circle each misspelled word, then correctly spell each one.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Watch Out!
Watch Out!
Worksheet
Watch Out!
This worksheet is designed to provide additional support for students who need extra practise with the basic revising and editing skills.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Editing Practice
Editing practise
Worksheet
Editing practise
Help students develop a critical eye and improve their writing with this editing practise worksheet.
Year 4
Worksheet
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