5th Grade Language Arts


   

 

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   (A) Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency
Acquisition of Vocabulary

(Based on State of Ohio
Curriculum Standards)

 

1. Define the meaning of unknown words by using context clues and the author's use of definition, restatement and example.
  1. Teachers Tool box  Many Sight Word websites
  2. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    -  the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas  
    4 Star
  3. Children's Storybooks   You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults  4 Star
  4. Context Clues - online quiz
  5. Context Clues - online quiz
  6. Guessing Vocabulary in Context - online quiz
  7. Using Context Clues - three online quizzes
  8. What are Context Clues - online lesson
  9. Word Meaning - Select correct meaning of the word from context clues.
  10.  Context Clues 2. - Select correct meaning of the word from context clues.

2. Use context clues to determine the meaning of synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms and homographs.
  1.         Synonyms

     
         
    A... Synonym Toast Synonyms - Game 1
    B... Super Synonyms Synonyms - Game 2
    C... Synonym Challenge Synonyms - Game 3
    D... Thesaurus Tangle Synonyms - Game 5
    E... Squanky's Synonyms Synonyms - Game 6
    F... Rocket to the Moon Synonyms - Game 7
    G... Synonym Jig Words Synonyms - Game 8
    H... Synonym Match Synonyms - Game 9
    I... Synonym Match 2 Synonyms - Game 10
    J... Word Trap 1 Synonym Columns 3
    K... Word Trap 2 Synonym Columns 4
    L... Synonym Quiz Synonym Columns 5
    M... Synonym Fill-ins Synonym Hangman
    N... Synonyms Double Rhyme  
    O... Beginner Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
     
    P... Intermediate Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
     
    Q... Advanced Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
     
  2. Synonymical: The Synonym Game - (Advanced) click to select the letters (one at a time) that spell the proper synonym. (Author - David Fisco)
  3. Synonym.com - type as word in the box and find a synonym, or antonym, of the word.
  4. Synonym Matching - Find pairs or words with same meaning
Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study
Analogies Synonyms
Antonyms Homophones
Vocabulary Reading Comp
Language Arts Spelling
  1. Synonyms Page listing many examples
  2. Antonyms -   Page listing many examples
  3. Homophones- Page listing many examples
  4. Homophone and Homonym Games and Activities  4 Star
     

     

 

    ANTONYMS 

A... Squanky AA... Antonym Jigwords 3
B... Opposites Train Game BB... Antonym Jigwords 4
C... Opposites Attract CC... Antonym Jigwords 5
D... Ball Hogs DD... Antonym Jigwords 6
E... Synonym and Antonym Lesson EE... Antonym Word Web 1
F... Land of Rocket to the Moon FF... Antonym Word Web 2
G... Flash Antonym Match 1 GG... Antonym Word Web 3
H... Flash Antonym Match 2 HH... Antonym Word Web 4
I... Flash Antonym Match 3 II... Antonym Word Web 5
J... Same Difference KK... Antonym Match
K... Opposites Practice 1 LL... Be Quick Antonyms
L... Antonym Jigsaw MM... 30 Antonym Quizzes
M... Opposites Practice 2 NN... Antonym Drag and Drop
N... Antonym Practice 1 OO... Antonym Jig Words
O... Antonym Practice 2 PP... Antonym Battleship
P... Antonym Practice 3 QQ... Antonym Columns 1
Q... Antonym Practice 4 RR... Antonym Columns 2
R... Antonym Practice 5 SS... Antonym Wordmaster 1
S... Antonym Practice 6 TT... Antonym Wordmaster 2
T... Antonym Practice 7 UU... Antonym Hangman 1
U... Antonym Practice 8 VV... Antonym Hangman 2
V... Antonym Quiz 1 WW... Awesome Antonyms
W... Antonym Quiz 2 XX... Antonym Millionaire
X... Antonym Quiz 3 YY... Antonym Jeopardy
Y... Antonym Quiz 4 ZZ... Antonym Jumbalaya
1... Antonym Jigwords 1
2... Antonym Jigwords 2

3. Identify the connotation and denotation of new words.
  1. Power Point connotation and denotation
4. Identify and understand new uses of words and phrases in text, such as similes and metaphors
  1. Alliteration or Simile? - Choose whether each statement is an alliterative phrase, simile or neither.
  2. Simile lesson with a printable quiz 
  3. Simile Poem - Read a simile poem, then write one of your own.
  4. Simile Riddle - Read a simile riddle, then write one of your own.
  5. What is a Simile - explanation and a short quiz
5. Use word origins to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.
  1. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word.  Outstanding  4 Star
6. Apply the knowledge of prefixes, suffixes and roots and their various inflections to analyze the meanings of words.
  1.  Prefix Millionaire   This website will allow the student to go from 0 dollars to 1,000,000 if they get the correct answer.  4 Star
  2. PREFIX

    You will find listed below many outstanding sites to help in learning prefixes   4 Star
     A... Race to the Ramses
     B... Crystal Castle - im, in
     C... Prefix Millionaire
     D... Prefix Crossword
     E... Building Prefixes
     F... Prefix Quiz 1
     G... Prefix Quiz 2
     H... Prefix Quiz 3
     I... Prefix Towers
     J... Jigwords
  3. Fish Tanks - Fill a tank with tropical fish using prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
  4. PowerPoint Jeopardy using the following as categories: Antonyms, Parts of Speech, Analogy, Synonyms, and Root Words
  5. Prefix Mix - working with "Pre" and "Post," prefixes with opposite meanings.
  6. Prefixes Make New Words - Drag and drop the prefixes to complete the words correctly.
  7. Prefixes Say Plenty - choose the word that best completes the sentence
  8. Putting Down Roots - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
  9. Putting Down Roots (2) - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
  10. Putting Your Roots into Action - Now that you know five new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
  11. Putting Your Roots into Action (2) - Now that you know five more new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
  12. Root Words - Underline the root words in the slides. Circle the prefix or suffix. (a PowerPoint show created by Connie Campbell)
  13. Rooting Out Words - Help Remainder the Dog gather enough mushrooms to sell at the market by uncovering the roots of words. (three categories, several difficulty levels - from FunBrain)
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  15. SUFFIX

     A... Suffix and Baseword Match
     B... Suffixes- less, ness, ly, ful
     C... Suffix Quiz 1
     D... Suffix Quiz 2
     E... Suffix Quiz 3

    Suffixes Make New Words - Drag and drop the suffix to the correct root word to make a new word.

  16. Suffixes Say a Lot - pick the best definition of the capitalized word
  17. Suffix-ly - use simple strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary for reading, including the use of suffixes. (Author - Lois Davis)
  18. Success with Suffixes - fill in the blanks with words ending in "er."
  19. What's a Root? - In this lesson, you'll work with five roots. Once you know a few roots, you'll see them everywhere.
  20. What's a Root? (2) - In this lesson, you'll work with five more roots.

 

7. Identify the meanings of abbreviations.
  1. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word.  Outstanding  4 Star
8. Determine the meanings and pronunciations of unknown words by using dictionaries, thesauruses, glossaries, technology and textual features, such as definitional footnotes or sidebars.
  1. What Do You Mean By That? - a show on multiple meaning words
  2.  Multiple Meaning Words - a ten question quiz written by a 4th grade teacher
  3. Multiple Meaning Words 2- This is a PowerPoint show viewed in a web browser. Click on the yellow button labeled Multiple Meaning Words to start the quiz
  4. Using a dictionary -  lesson and practice with using a dictionary
  5. Guide Words - lesson and practice with guide words
  6. Entry Words -  lesson and practice with entry words
  7. More Guide Word Practice -  Which word would or would not belong on the same page as the given words
  8. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word.  Outstanding  4 Star
  9. Word Meaning Games and Activities  
    A Pick -A-Word
    B Word Carnival Level 1
    C Word Carnival Level 2
    D Word Carnival Level 3
    E Word Carnival Level 4
    F Word Carnival Level 5
    G Word Carnival Level 6
    H Word Carnival Level 7
    I Word Carnival Level 8
    J Fake Out
    K Topic Specific Jumbles
    L Vocabulary Crosswords
    M Topic Specific Hangman
    N Topic Specific Vocabulary Quizzes

    O

    Multiple Meaning Words
    P Multiple Meaning Jeopardy
    Q Word Relationships

    R

    Topic Specific Match Games (with sound)

     

 (B) Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies

1. Establish and adjust purposes for reading, including to find out, to understand, to interpret, to enjoy and to solve problems.  
  1. Book Pals  Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild.  On line streaming video with many special affects.   This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages.   4 Star  
  2. Different Text Types - Online game helping learn about the different text types such as persuasion, informative, descriptive, or instructive.
  3. Different Types of Text - Do you understand the purpose of different text types and the main differences between them? Online quizzes.
  4. Evaluate Author's Purpose - Read story and print out answer sheet for completion.
  5. Game - Author's Purpose - Matching game
  6. Online quizzes on Author's Purpose- Quiz One ; Quiz Two
  7. Reading for a Purpose - 9 activities to check understanding about the purposes of different sorts of text.
  8. Worksheets for Author's Intent - (scroll past the membership information) Four activities you might want to do as a class to practice Author's Purpose.
  9. Create your own Cartoons   This site will allow the student to design and create their own cartoons and printout a story.  You will discover that there is much detail to this page.  Students may use their imagination and be totally engaged when learning. 4 Star
2. Predict and support predictions with specific references to textual examples that may be in widely separated sections of text.
  1. Prediction Form - use information they had from previous reading and from their own experiences to write a short prediction
3. Make critical comparisons across texts.  
4. Summarize the information in texts, recognizing that there may be several important ideas rather than just one main idea and identifying details that support each.
  1. Summary -  online lesson about the important parts to include in a summary
  2. Summary Practice -  read a passage and fill in the summary chart
5. Make inferences based on implicit information in texts, and provide justifications for those inferences.
  1. Drawing Inferences in Text: Some Key Ideas
  2. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - descriptions of the various ways to aid you in reaching a conclusion
  3. Teaching Students to Make Inferences
 
6. Select, create and use graphic organizers to interpret textual information.
  1. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
  2. Graphic Organizers from Education Place 
  3. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  4. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer
 
7. Answer literal, inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts and electronic and visual media.
  1. Stated Information - Online story about elephants and quiz
  2. Stated Information - Online story about dolphins and quiz
  3. Fifth Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer.
  4. News Quiz Archive - over 50 news stories from the BBC. Each story has a ten question quiz associated with it. They also have a section of stories which include math in the news and the quiz
 
8. Monitor own comprehension by adjusting speed to fit the purpose, or by skimming, scanning, reading on, looking back or summarizing what has been read so far in text.
  1.  Skimming and Scanning Resources
9. List questions and search for answers within the text to construct meaning.
  1. Who, What, When, Where - print the graphic organizer and then fill in as the story is being read
10. Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
  1.  Kids Read - lists of books, reviews of newest titles, and interview with the coolest authors .      
11. Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
  1. Movie transcripts   You will find the transcripts from many if not all movies made on this website.  You will notice how they identify and explain various types of characters.  4 Star 
  2. Stories Online - online reading resource links - uses Guided Reading levels as an indicator 
  3. TopsyTurvy Tales - from the Elementary Library
  4. Between the Lions - stories from PBS Kids

(C) Reading Applications: Informational, Technical

and Persuasive Text

1. Use text features, such as chapter titles, headings and subheadings; parts of books including the index and table of contents and online tools (search engines) to locate information.
  1. Explore the parts of a book - click on each of the pictures on this page to learn more about that part of the book. Then go to Who Am I to see how much you know!
  2. Using the Parts of a Book - a worksheet from Teach-nology.
  3. Using an Index for Information - a worksheet from Teach-nology
  4. Using a Table of Contents - a worksheet from Teach-nology
  5. Ask Jeeves for Kids  
  6. Berit's Best Sites for Kids 
  7. Yahooligans!  
  8. Encyclopedia.com  
  9. National Geographic for Kids     
  10. Education Place  Pre-K8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support

     

2. Identify, distinguish between and explain examples of cause and effect in informational text.
  1. Cause and Effect - Combine two sentences using connecting words to show cause and effect.
  2. Cause and Effect - Fill in the missing statement to create a cause and effect.
  3. Cause and Effect Actions - Online quiz using connector words
  4. Cause and Effect Book list - These books are great for studying cause and effect.
  5. What Caused It? - identify cause and effect patterns in text (science content is used to teach this reading skill) (Author - Sandi King)
 
3. Compare important details about a topic, using different sources of information, including books, magazines, newspapers and online resources.
  1. Reference Sources - read each question and choose where you would find the information given
  2. Reference Sources 2-  description of what kind of information can be found in different types of sources
  3. Reference Source Game - 10 multiple choice questions
4. Summarize the main ideas and supporting details.
  1. Understanding Supporting Details -choose the detail that supports the given main idea
  2. Main Idea -  read each paragraph and choose the correct main idea for each paragraph
  3. Supporting Details - read each detail and choose the correct supporting detail
  4. Main Idea Graphic  Organizer
  5. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts (Author - Lois Davis)
5. Analyze information found in maps, charts, tables, graphs and diagrams.
  1. An index of timelines you may go to this webpage for much more
6. Clarify steps in a set of instructions or procedures for proper sequencing and completeness and revise if necessary.
  1. Following Directions - follow Cackle's clues for making a stew
7. Analyze the difference between fact and opinion.
  1. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
  2. Fact or Opinion Quiz - Decide which of these statements are fact or opinion from the drop-down list, then click on the "Finished" button to obtain your score out of ten.
  3. Fact and Opinion Self-Test
  4. Fact or Opinion? (quiz 1) - a Quia quiz
  5. Fact or Opinion? (quiz 2) - a Quia quiz
  6. Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule? - an English-Zone quiz
  7. Fact or Opinion? - When a sentence is a fact, click the circle next to fact.
  8. Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion? (a worksheet to print, not interactive) 
  9. A mix of factual information and the opinions of the author. Often the opinions are disguised as fact, to make the author's argument seem more believable.
8. Distinguish relevant from irrelevant information in a text and identify possible points of confusion for the reader.
  1. Relevant Information- lesson
  2. Relevant Information 2 - choose the information that is NOT relevant for answering the question
9. Identify and understand an author's purpose for writing, including to explain, to entertain or to inform.
  1. Different Types of Text - Do you understand the purpose of different text types and the main differences between them? Online quizzes.
  2. Evaluate Author's Purpose - Read story and print out answer sheet for completion.
  3. Game - Author's Purpose - Matching game
  4. Online quizzes on Author's Purpose- Quiz One ; Quiz Two
  5. Reading for a Purpose - 9 activities to check understanding about the purposes of different sorts of text.
  6. Worksheets for Author's Intent - (scroll past the membership information) Four activities you might want to do as a class to practice Author's Purpose.
 

(D) Reading Applications: Literary Text

1. Explain how a character's thoughts, words and actions reveal his or her motivations.
  1. Inferences: Characters Actions-short passage and follow up question
  2. Inferences: Characters Actions (2)-short passage and follow up questions
2. Explain the influence of setting on the selection.
  1. Understanding Setting - read each description and choose the correct setting
3. Identify the main incidents of a plot sequence and explain how they influence future action.
  1. Story Stew - Lesson plan to introduce story elements.
  2. Understanding setting, plot and theme - Read the short story below. Then read each sentence and decide if it is part of the setting, plot or theme
 
4. Identify the speaker and explain how point of view affects the text.
  1. Author's Point of View - on-line version of a Powerpoint Presentation -  Grades 3-5
     
5. Summarize stated and implied themes.
  1. Understanding setting, plot and theme - Read the short story below. Then read each sentence and decide if it is part of the setting, plot or theme
  2. E Reading Worksheets.  This site includes a Power Point lesson on Theme and many different worksheets that involve identifying Theme.
6. Describe the defining characteristics of literary forms and genres, including poetry, drama, chapter books, biographies, fiction and non-fiction.
  1. Poetry General Knowledge Quiz - ten multiple-choice questions
  2. Select List of Literary Genres - A guide for students.
  3. Genres - lesson describing the different types of genres
  4. Genre Practice - What do you know about genres?
7. Interpret how an author's choice of words appeals to the senses and suggests mood.
  1. Author's Viewpoint - lesson on looking for clues about how the author feels about a topic
  2. Author's Viewpoint 2 - read each paragraph and choose the author's viewpoint
8. Identify and explain the use of figurative language in literary works, including idioms, similes, hyperboles, metaphors and personification.
  1. Alliteration or Simile? - Choose whether each statement is an alliterative phrase, simile or neither.
  2. Do you know your similes? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  3. Simile lesson -with a printable quiz 
  4. In Step with Idioms - Read a story with containing idioms and take an online quiz.
  5. Idioms - online activity
  6. Idiom - FunBrain activity
  7. Idioms - online quiz (comparisons)
  8. Idioms - online quiz (fixed noun + adjective combinations)
  9. Metaphors - worksheet
  10. Simile- online quiz

(E) Writing Processes

1. Generate writing ideas through discussions with others and from printed material, and keep a list of writing ideas.
  1. Writing is fun   This website will give you and your students many different examples to work with.
2. Conduct background reading, interviews or surveys when appropriate.
  1. How to do Research - steps in the research process and a self - check quiz
3. State and develop a clear main idea for writing.  
4. Determine a purpose and audience.
  1. Audience and Purpose - numerous lessons and activities.
 
5. Use organizational strategies (e.g., rough outlines, diagrams, maps, webs and Venn diagrams) to plan writing.
  1. Write Design - many graphic organizers to select.
 

6. Organize writing, beginning with an introduction, body and a resolution of plot, followed by a closing statement or a summary of important ideas and details.

  1. Topic, Body, Concluding Sentence - lesson on the three parts of a paragraph
7. Vary simple, compound and complex sentence structures.
  1.  Simple and Compound Sentences lesson and practice quiz
8. Group related ideas into paragraphs, including topic sentences following paragraph form, and maintain a consistent focus across paragraphs.  
9. Vary language and style as appropriate to audience and purpose.  
10. Use available technology to compose text.
  1. What is an Acrostic Poem? - interactive tool that helps kids brainstorm and create an acrostic poem
  2. Letter Generator learn about the different parts of a letter and then create one of your own.
  3. Create Your Own Timeline - interactive timeline
11. Reread and assess writing for clarity, using a variety of methods (e.g., writer's circle or author's chair).  
12. Add and delete information and details to better elaborate on a stated central idea and to more effectively accomplish purpose.
  1. Graphic Organizer Template - Download this for class use in practicing supporting details
  2. Extra Information - lesson
  3. Extra Information 2 - read each paragraph and choose the sentence that is extra information
 
13. Rearrange words, sentences and paragraphs, and add transitional words and phrases to clarify meaning.
  1. Guide to Grammar  -You will find that this is an outstanding site to assist you and your students in learning proper grammar  4 Star
  2. Run on's and Comma Splices - Look at the passage and decide whether the sentence is correct or whether it is a run-on.
14. Use resources and reference materials (e.g., dictionaries and thesauruses) to select more effective vocabulary.
  1. Meriram Webster's Kid's Dictionary
  2. Yahooligan's Reference
15. Proofread writing, edit to improve conventions, (e.g., grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization), and identify and correct fragments and run-ons.
  1. Power Proofreading - Choose your level of skill and your areas of concepts to practice with an interactive activity (choose grade 5) There are over two dozen different passages to choose from.
  2. Proofreading Makes Perfect - correct these sentences by entering correct grammar
16. Apply tools (e.g., rubric, checklist and feedback) to judge the quality of writing.
  1. Writing Rubrics - rubrics from DLER
17. Prepare for publication (e.g., for display or for sharing with others), writing that follows a format appropriate to the purpose, using techniques such as electronic resources and graphics to enhance the final product.
  1. Stationary for Older Writers - printable stationary with borders for all seasons
  2. Create your own Cartoons   This site will allow the student to design and create their own cartoons and printout a story.  You will discover that there is much detail to this page.  Students may use their imagination and be totally engaged when learning. 4 Star

(F) Writing Applications

1. Write narratives with a consistent point of view, using sensory details and dialogue to develop characters and setting.
  1. Communicating - You have the opportunity to create a Poster, Newspaper and or a Cartoon.  This website is very good and will allow students to learn how to transform their ideas to a hard copy that they may printout.   This is great for an LCD projector or a computer lab.  4 Star 
  2. Communicating through Garfield -Your students may create a cartoon and depending on your experience with technology they may create a complete story.  You will only be limited by your technology background and your imagination.  4 Star  
  3. Personal Narrative sample stories, sample prompts, and much more
2. Write responses to novels, stories and poems that organize an interpretation around several clear ideas, and justify the interpretation through the use of examples and specific textual evidence.
  1. Poem writing  -Create your own "I Am" poem by filling in each blank. Be sure to select all the words (and parentheses) that are already in each blank before entering your own words.  4 Star
3. Write letters that state the purpose, make requests or give compliments and use business letter format.
  1. Letter Generator learn about the different parts of a letter and then create one of your own.
4. Write informational essays or reports, including research, that organize information with a clear introduction, body and conclusion following common expository structures when appropriate (e.g., cause-effect, comparison-contrast) and include facts, details and examples to illustrate important ideas.
  1. Details - lesson on writing about important details
  2. Details 2 - read the article and decide which detail is unimportant
  3. Smart Board-assignment for writing works with settings.  Good idea  SB
5. Produce informal writings (e.g., journals, notes and poems) for various purposes.
  1. Journaling - ideas for different types of journaling
  2. How to Take Notes -  explanation and self-check
  3. What is an Acrostic Poem? - interactive tool that helps kids brainstorm and create an acrostic poem

(G) Writing Conventions

1. Spell high-frequency words correctly.
  1. High Frequency Word Practice - Choose from 2 games that have kids identify the misspelled word from a choice of two given words.
2. Spell contractions correctly.
  1. Contractions - type the contraction for each word in the blank provided.
  2. Contractions and Negatives - read the lesson then take the quiz
  3. Contractions Crossword Puzzle - (Interactive) Write the two words that make the contraction for each clue.
  4. Contractions Crossword Puzzle - (printable) Write the two words that make the contraction for each clue.
  5. Contractions Practice 1 - to BE Verb - Type the correct contraction (short form)for each sentence.
  6. Contractions Practice 2 - Type the correct contraction (short form)for each sentence.
  7. Contractions quiz - match ten word pairs and their contractions
  8. Contractions Quizzes from Quia - Matching | Flashcards | Concentration
  9. Contractions: Redeeming the Time - Table of Contents of five weeks of activities
 
3. Spell roots, suffixes and prefixes correctly.
  1. PowerPoint Jeopardy- using the following as categories: Antonyms, Parts of Speech, Analogy, Synonyms, and Root Words
  2. Prefix Mix - working with "Pre" and "Post," prefixes with opposite meanings.
  3. Prefixes Make New Words - Drag and drop the prefixes to complete the words correctly.
  4. Prefixes Say Plenty - choose the word that best completes the sentence
  5. Putting Down Roots - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
  6. Putting Down Roots (2) - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
  7. Putting Your Roots into Action - Now that you know five new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
  8. Putting Your Roots into Action (2) - Now that you know five more new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
  9. Root Words - Underline the root words in the slides. Circle the prefix or suffix. (a PowerPoint show created by Connie Campbell)
  10. Rooting Out Words - Help Remainder the Dog gather enough mushrooms to sell at the market by uncovering the roots of words. (three categories, several difficulty levels - from FunBrain)
  11. Suffixes Make New Words - Drag and drop the suffix to the correct root word to make a new word.
  12. Suffixes Say a Lot - pick the best definition of the capitalized word
  13. Suffix-ly - use simple strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary for reading, including the use of suffixes. (Author - Lois Davis)
  14. Success with Suffixes - fill in the blanks with words ending in "er."
  15. What's a Root? - In this lesson, you'll work with five roots. Once you know a few roots, you'll see them everywhere.
  16. What's a Root? (2) - In this lesson, you'll work with five more roots.
4. Use commas, end marks, apostrophes and quotation marks correctly.  
5. Use correct capitalization.
  1. Power Proofreading - Choose your level of skill and your areas of concepts to practice with an interactive activity (choose grade 5) There are over two dozen different passages to choose from.
  2. Proofreading Makes Perfect - correct these sentences by entering correct grammar
 
6. Use various parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns and verbs (regular and irregular).
  1. Noun Game -This will allow students to learn more about nouns and have fun doing so.
  2. Verb Game -This game will allow students to learn more about verbs.
  3. Nouns   -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language.  SB  Created by:  Shannon Weston
  4. Adjectives Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language  SB  Created by:  Shannon Weston
  5. Verbs -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of the English language. SB  Created by:  Shannon Weston
  6. 2 Bee or Nottoobee -choose the correct form of a verb to complete the sentence
7. Use prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  1. Prepositions - choose the preposition that matches the picture
  2. Spot the Preposition - click on the preposition in the given sentence
8. Use adverbs.
  1. Quiz on Adverbs - select which sentence uses a given adverb correctly
  2. Adjective or Adverb -Exercise 1
  3. Adjective or Adverb- Exercise 2

9. Use objective and nominative case pronouns.
  1. Pronoun game - A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
    Move the mouse so the cursor hovers over a balloon.
    A sentence will appear at the top of the page to give you a clue.
    Click every balloon that has a pronoun in it.
  2. Pronoun Quiz  -You can take the quiz on line and the computer will tell you which ones you were correct on and which ones were incorrect.
10. Use indefinite and relative pronouns.
  1. Pronoun game -A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
    Move the mouse so the cursor hovers over a balloon.
    A sentence will appear at the top of the page to give you a clue.
    Click every balloon that has a pronoun in it.
11. Use conjunctions and interjections.
  1. Conjunctions - Click on the buttons to find the correct answer
  2. Conjunctions Quiz I - Click the answer buttons to see the answers.
  3. Conjunctions Quiz II - Combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses.
  4. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! (a Quia quiz)

(H) Research

1. Generate a topic, assigned or personal interest, and open-ended questions for research and develop a plan for gathering information.  
2. Locate sources and gather relevant information from multiple sources (e.g., school library catalogs, online databases, electronic resources and Internet-based resources).
  1. Ask Jeeves for Kids  
  2. Berit's Best Sites for Kids 
  3. Yahooligans!  
  4. Encyclopedia.com  
  5. National Geographic for Kids        
  6. Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
3. Identify important information found in sources and paraphrase the findings in a systematic way (e.g., notes, outlines, charts, tables or graphic organizers).
  1. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation (presented by Kathy Schrock) - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice.
  2. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  3. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  4. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  5. Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  6. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  7. Evaluating Web Pages - Duke University
  8. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  9. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
 
4. Compare and contrast important findings and select sources to support central ideas, concepts and themes.  
5. Define plagiarism and acknowledge sources of information.
  1. Plagiarism this site defines plagiarism and has an accompanying self - check quiz
  2. Plagiarism Activity - print out sheet and answer questions
6. Use a variety of communication techniques, including oral, visual, written or multimedia reports, to present information gathered.  

(I) Communications: Oral and Visual

1. Demonstrate active listening strategies (e.g., asking focused questions, responding to cues, making visual contact).
  1. Listening activity -  need the story the Tortoise and the Hare.  Listen to the story and fill in the provided graphic organizer
2. Interpret the main idea and draw conclusions from oral presentations and visual media.
  1. Understanding Supporting Details -choose the detail that supports the given main idea
  2. Main Idea -  read each paragraph and choose the correct main idea for each paragraph
  3. Supporting Details - read each detail and choose the correct supporting detail
  4. Main Idea Graphic Organzier
  5. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts (Author - Lois Davis)
3. Identify the speaker's purpose in presentations and visual media (e.g., to inform, to entertain, to persuade).
  1. Different Text Types - Online game helping learn about the different text types such as persuasion, informative, descriptive, or instructive.
  2. Different Types of Text - Do you understand the purpose of different text types and the main differences between them? Online quizzes.
  3. Evaluate Author's Purpose - Read story and print out answer sheet for completion.
  4. Game - Author's Purpose - Matching game
  5. Online quizzes on Author's Purpose- Quiz One ; Quiz Two
  6. Reading for a Purpose - 9 activities to check understanding about the purposes of different sorts of text.
  7. Worksheets for Author's Intent - (scroll past the membership information) Four activities you might want to do as a class to practice Author's Purpose.
 
4. Discuss how facts and opinions are used to shape the opinions of listeners and viewers.
  1. Fact or Opinion-lesson 
  2. Dinosaur Fact or Opinion-  student practice 
  3. Planets Fact or Opinion- student practice      
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of the English language and select language appropriate to purpose and audience.  
6. Use clear diction, pitch, tempo and tone, and adjust volume and tempo to stress important ideas.  
7. Adjust speaking content according to the needs of the situation, setting and audience.  
8. Deliver informational presentations (e.g., expository, research) that:
a. demonstrate an understanding of     the topic and present events or ideas in a logical sequence;
b. support the main idea with relevant facts, details, examples, quotations, statistics, stories and anecdotes;
c. organize information, including a clear introduction, body and conclusion and follow common organizational structures when appropriate (e.g., cause-effect, compare-contrast);
d. use appropriate visual materials (e.g., diagrams, charts, illustrations) and available technology; and
e. draw from several sources and identify sources used.
 
9. Deliver formal and informal descriptive presentations recalling an event or personal experience that convey relevant information and descriptive details.  
10. Deliver persuasive presentations that:
a. establish a clear position;
b. include relevant evidence to support a position and to address potential concerns of listeners; and
c. follow common organizational structures when appropriate (e.g., cause-effect, compare-contrast, problem-solution).
  1. Persuasive Essays - lesson and prewriting assignment
  2. Persuasion Map - use this tool to map out your persuasive argument