Homophones and Homographs

Homophones and Homographs

Homographs (words that are spelled the same but have different meanings) are another complex part of English word study. Continue helping your child distinguish between homophones and homographs by creating a list of each type of word.
When acquiring new vocabulary words, students benefit from activities that reinforce word meaning. Knowledge of what a word means will increase spelling accuracy as well as the child's ability to integrate new words into their writing. Have your students write funny poems or songs that use homophone pairs or homographs.
Homophones: I See the Sea!
Homophones: I See the Sea!
Worksheet
Homophones: I See the Sea!
Use this resource with your students to help them learn about homophones and practise identifying correct homophones.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Homophones: Siblings
Practise Homophones: Siblings
Worksheet
Practise Homophones: Siblings
In this grammar worksheet, learners will fill in the blanks with the correct version of the homophone shown.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Multiple Meaning Words Worksheet
Multiple Meaning Words Worksheet
Worksheet
Multiple Meaning Words Worksheet
This multiple meaning words worksheet uses context clues to help kids make sense of homonyms, or words with multiple meanings.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Homograph Riddles
Homograph Riddles
Lesson plan
Homograph Riddles
In this lesson, students will solve homograph riddles and create their own riddles for peers to solve. These engaging activities will increase their repertoire of homographs.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Homophone Sentence Building
Homophone Sentence Building
Game
Homophone Sentence Building
Too or to? Help kids get a grasp on homophones with this sentence-building game, in which they complete sentences with homophones that make the most sense.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Game
Homophones 2
Homophones 2
Exercise
Homophones 2
Some words are remarkably similar, and this exercise will build students’ confidence in finding the difference between them.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Multiplication Strategies

Multiplication Strategies

Ask your child to name one method they use to solve multiplication problems. Do they like to use an area model or the standard algorithm? Have them write their own multiplication word problem and show how they'd solve it.
Teaching students a variety of multiplication strategies reinforces essential understandings, such as how place value knowledge plays a key role in multiplication concepts. Area models and partial products are strategies that help students see the computations within the standard algorithm.
Area Model Multiplication
Area Model Multiplication
Worksheet
Area Model Multiplication
The area model visual allows children to see the layers of computation within a multi-digit multiplication problem.
Year 5
Maths
Worksheet
Bicycle Multiplication Area Models
Bicycle Multiplication Area Models
Worksheet
Bicycle Multiplication Area Models
In this worksheet, children solve multiplication word problems using area models.
Year 5
Maths
Worksheet
Multiplication Regrouping
Multiplication Regrouping
Worksheet
Multiplication Regrouping
This worksheet is jam-packed with 2 pages of multiplication regrouping problems to help kids tackle two-digit multiplication.
Year 5
Maths
Worksheet
Multiplication: Musical Chairs
Multiplication: Musical Chairs
Lesson plan
Multiplication: Musical Chairs
In this fun, fast-paced multiplication review lesson, students will play a musical game as they practise their facts while applying different techniques to their problem-solving skills.
Year 5
Maths
Lesson plan
Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
Lesson plan
Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
Facilitate an exploration and comparison of multiplication strategies for your students to see the variety of ways to solve the same problem. Use this lesson on its own or teach it prior to the lesson Multiplication: Musical Chairs.
Year 5
Maths
Lesson plan
Multi-Digit Multiplication and Partial Products 1
Multi-Digit Multiplication and Partial Products 1
Exercise
Multi-Digit Multiplication and Partial Products 1
Break down multi-digit multiplication with these exercises that lead students step-by-step through the partial product method.
Year 6
Maths
Exercise
Place Value and Multiplicative Comparisons
Place Value and Multiplicative Comparisons
Exercise
Place Value and Multiplicative Comparisons
Translate word problems into their numeric equivalent with this exercise that teaches both place value and multiplicative comparisons.
Year 5
Maths
Exercise

Nonfiction: Main Ideas & Details

Nonfiction: Main Ideas & Details

Make sure your young reader understands how to find the main idea. Ask them what the text is mostly about. Probing with this type of question will usually get readers to talk about the central message and some important details.
Help students recognise the main idea of a text by asking, "What is this mostly about?" Be sure to choose activities that scaffold how to pinpoint a text's "big idea," as well as the supporting details.
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Children learn about Día de los Muertos as they practise finding and supporting the main idea in this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Kids put their reading comprehension skills to work as they write out the main idea and come up with their own concluding sentence for this paragraph.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: The Transcontinental Railroad
Find & Support the Main Idea: The Transcontinental Railroad
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: The Transcontinental Railroad
As your students complete this close reading exercise, they will learn about the Transcontinental Railroad while practising their active reading skills.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
Children will discover more about the culinary history of early Americans as they practise practise identifying the main idea and supporting details.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Lesson plan
Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Your students will practise searching for clues to uncover the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction texts about John Muir and Day of the Dead traditions around the world.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Lesson plan
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Give your ELs concrete experience with adverbs and adverbial phrases as a tool to discover details in nonfiction texts. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the Hey! What's the Big Idea? lesson.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Essay Structure

Essay Structure

Young writers might be delving into the five-paragraph essay structure in school. The first paragraph should be an introduction that presents a thesis, or argument, and each of the three body paragraphs should support the argument with a different point. The final paragraph should include the conclusion.
This is a great time to start teaching fourth graders about the five-paragraph essay structure. Have young writers practise coming up with a clear thesis and three reasons that support that thesis. They'll start to see how the reasons can be teased out into paragraphs.
Let's Practice! How to Write a Paragraph
Let's practise! How to Write a Paragraph
Worksheet
Let's practise! How to Write a Paragraph
Writers learn how to plan a well-written paragraph with this two-part worksheet.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Young writers map out their essays with the help of this graphic organizer.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Essay
Write Your Essay
Worksheet
Write Your Essay
This worksheet will help your writers begin to craft their essay by walking them, step-by-step, through paragraph writing and structuring their ideas.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Studying Paragraphs
Studying Paragraphs
Worksheet
Studying Paragraphs
Students will use an excerpt from the book The Secret Agent Training Manual: How to Make and Break Top Secret Messages by Elizabeth Singer Hunt to study paragraph structure.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Persuasive Writing: Soda
Persuasive Writing: Soda
Worksheet
Persuasive Writing: Soda
Students compose a persuasive paragraph stating their opinion, including an introduction, three supporting arguments, and a conclusion, with the help of this worksheet template.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
Lesson plan
All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organise ideas for their own essay.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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