# This Week in Year six

Week 7

## Suffixes

Makeup words and define them! Add suffixes like -tion, -able, and -ful to the end of a made-up word to make it longer and more interesting, and then figure out what the word means in this creative activity.
Help students understand the concept of suffixes with a creative activity! Challenge them to make up their own nonsense words that feature suffixes and have them define what the made-up words mean.
Word Part Pyramids
Worksheet
Word Part Pyramids
In this exercise, students will use critical thinking to identify the common word part in a series of words and, using their knowledge of vocabulary, deduce the meaning of the word part.
Year 6
Worksheet
Parts of Speech and Using Suffixes to Turn Adjectives Into Nouns
Lesson plan
Parts of Speech and Using Suffixes to Turn Adjectives Into Nouns
This engaging lesson will revisit the basic parts of speech and address why some words have can have more than one part of speech. Students will then enjoy a fun group challenge to turn adjectives into nouns by modifying the word endings.
Year 6
Maths
Lesson plan
Circle the Suffixes
Worksheet
Circle the Suffixes
In this worksheet, kids can learn the meaning of many words with suffixes, and get to see firsthand how adding a suffix changes its definition, just like that!
Year 5
Worksheet
Worksheet
Year 6
Worksheet
Fix It with a Suffix
Worksheet
Fix It with a Suffix
In this exercise, students will strengthen their understanding of how suffixes change the meaning of a word.
Year 6
Worksheet
Suffix Sleuth
Worksheet
Suffix Sleuth
As suffix sleuths, your students will explore changes in words that include suffix additions. They will practise identifying the two similar words and explaining the different meanings of the words.
Year 5
Worksheet

## Multiplying Decimal Fractions

Multiplying decimals can be really tricky concepts for kids, so don't hesitate to give them a few maths worksheets to help them practise 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.
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.
Year 6
Maths
Worksheet
Multiply Decimals with Models
Lesson plan
Multiply Decimals with Models
How well do your students know decimals? In this lesson, introduce your students to decimal multiplication using models.
Year 6
Maths
Lesson plan
Decimal Multiplication Estimations
Lesson plan
Decimal Multiplication Estimations
Challenge students to relate the multiplication of decimals to that of whole numbers. Have them justify their estimations in partners. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Multiply Decimals with Models.
Year 6
Maths
Lesson plan
Multiplying Decimals
Worksheet
Multiplying Decimals
Children learn the steps for multiplying decimals with this easy-to-follow tutorial and practise sheet.
Year 6
Maths
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.
Year 6
Maths
Game
Multiply Decimals and colour 1
Worksheet
Multiply Decimals and colour 1
Practise multiplying decimals with a cute coloring page! Your child can work out some tough three-digit equations involving decimals as she colors.
Year 6
Maths
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.
Year 6
Activity
How to Calculate Discounts
Worksheet
How to Calculate Discounts
Use percentage and decimal maths to figure out how to calculate discounts on products.
Year 6
Maths
Worksheet

Close readers should read a text three times: first to get the main idea, second to highlight and clarify, third to gather evidence and think critically. Provide a checklist to help your child focus during each read through.
Students should read a text three times: first to get the main idea, second to highlight and clarify, third to gather evidence and think critically. Provide a checklist to help your student focus during each read through.
Worksheet
Help students practise close reading of fiction or nonfiction texts with this detailed checklist.
Year 6
Worksheet
Lesson plan
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
Year 5
Maths
Lesson plan
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Lesson plan
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.
Year 5
Maths
Lesson plan
Worksheet
Use this chocolate-themed exercise to introduce your students to close reading with annotations.
Year 6
Worksheet
Making Connections Between Fiction and Nonfiction
Worksheet
Making Connections Between Fiction and Nonfiction
Use this organizer to compare facts from a nonfiction text with examples from a novel or short story.
Year 5
Worksheet
Lesson plan
Close reading isn’t about just ticking through words on a page; it’s about absorbing ideas and expanding on them. In this lesson, students will use this strategy to make interpretations about a character's emotions through their actions.
Year 5
Maths
Lesson plan

## Author Study

Introduce children to many different authors of classic and modern literature. They might find a new favorite book in the process and get ideas for their future writings.
If students are still having trouble coming up with story ideas, ask them to think about the novels they are reading and how they connect to real-life experiences. The books we read often trigger memories from our own lives.
How to Write Like Edgar Allan Poe
Worksheet
How to Write Like Edgar Allan Poe
Need some writing inspiration? Read a few passages by authors who influenced the great Edgar Allan Poe, and write your own found passage!
Year 6
Worksheet
Developing Theses
Lesson plan
Developing Theses
Students will sharpen their thesis-making skills by developing several through discussion.
Year 6
Maths
Lesson plan
How to Write Like C.S. Lewis
Worksheet
How to Write Like C.S. Lewis
Aspiring authors, get inspired by C.S. Lewis and the authors who inspired his fantastical stories! Students can create a collage passage to strengthen writing.
Year 6
Worksheet
How to Write Like Jack London
Worksheet
How to Write Like Jack London
Beginning writers can get inspired with a fun "collage" activity, based on passages by Jack London and other authors who influenced him.
Year 6
Worksheet
How to Write like Jack Kerouac
Worksheet
How to Write like Jack Kerouac
Inspire your young writer with an activity on how to write like Jack Kerouac. Your student can read quotes from famous influences such as F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Worksheet
Worksheet
History buffs and fiction lovers alike will enjoy learning about legendary writer Mark Twain with this Wild West worksheet!
Year 6
Worksheet
Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.