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4th Grade Common Core: L.4.4a

Common Core Identifier: L.4.4a / Grade: 4
Curriculum: Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Detail: Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
175 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
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Valerie has to bring a personal item to the class on the first day of school.  She'll have to present it to the class so they get to know her.  Everything in her room seems too personal or doesn't say much about her. When a special package from her Aunt Heather arrives, Valerie knows what she'll bring to class.
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A short poem about a young girl who can't walk in her mother's high heels.
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Vocabulary words for these chapters include noble, thrashing, vaguely, incessant, mercilessly, monotonous, and snare.
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When a stranger visits the house with her older brother, Ella becomes jealous.
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An article about the history of the Jack o' Lantern.  Includes comprehension and vocabulary questions.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
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Erik finds a strange-looking skeleton key in his grandfather's house, but what door does it open... and what will he find?
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Several fill-in-the-blank questions about frogs and frog life cycles; includes a word bank
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When Michelle's best friend Paige suddenly becomes popular, Michelle feels left out. But when Michelle mumbles something mean about Paige and someone overhears, rumors start to run wild through the school. Can Michelle set things straight and get her friend back?
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Words for this section of the book include fiercely, rejoiced, aloft, vanish, purebred, listless, scramble, and gorged.
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On her way to soccer camp, Tara worries what the other kids will say when they see the black stitches on her face.
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Vocabulary words are used in a sentence. Below each sentence, define each word. Words include glutton, promptly, gaze, approached, and commotion.
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Choose the correct definition for each underlined vocabulary word. Words include plot, mastermind, fellow, disruption, and profit.
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Story and comprehension questions:  Christmas shopping isn't easy for Colin. He wants to find the perfect gift for his parents, but he can't afford to buy anything his parents would actually want. Colin's older sister suggests he make something that will remind his parents of him every time they see it. Colin's special talent just might turn into the perfect gift.
(Approx. Grade Level: 3-5)
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Jackie is spending the day at her grandparents' farm, and she can't wait to explore the place her grandparents call the dinosaur graveyard.
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It's not a bird, nor a plane.  It's a flying fish!  Learn all about these strange animals.
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With the charity dance just days away, Shauna wants to run and hide. But the dance is for a good cause and all her friends are going. She enrolls in a few dance classes and tries to learn enough not to embarrass herself. But on the night of the dance, she'll feel silly for a completely different reason.
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Discover how jaguars live and hunt, and learn why these beautiful animals are endangered.
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Lance can't wait to go to the skate park with his older brother, Nathan. He even breaks his promise to work with Anthony on their science project. But when Nathan decides to go to a baseball game instead of taking Lance to the skate park, Lance will learn the true meaning of the word promise.
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Daniel can't wait to go to Disney World, but the long car ride is torture. He can't imagine a worse road trip until his father tells him about a nightmare of a trip he took as a kid. Now Daniel hopes there's enough time to hear all his mother's road trip stories, too.
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When Amerie's teacher tells the class how a nineteen-year-old girl began the tradition of giving Valentine's cards, Amerie is determined to start a new tradition in her school.
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Erica's New Year's resolutions are a little too ambitious, but when her mom convinces her to come up with one resolution she can really stick with, Erica discovers the perfect plan for the New Year.
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The wolverine is a solitary, but fierce, hunter who lives in snowy, northern climates across the world.
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This biographical article highlights the major events of Abraham Lincoln's life.
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This worksheet has a missing letter puzzle. Words include crimson, pounced, beaming, frantically, acquainted, and primly.
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Justin and Mary are vacationing at their uncle's lake house, and when Uncle Thomas tells them about the Foggy Figure that haunts the lake, they're determined to see it with their own eyes. But the fog is holding a surprise they never would've suspected.
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Discover the reasons animals migrate and read about the places they travel.
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Darla and Erin are blaming each other for breaking their teacher's glass apple, but when they each explain what happened, they'll realize how they were only seeing one side of the story.
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Vocab words on this printable include dignity, intention, outraged, neglected, protesting, consented, and ordinance.
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Discover how polar bears have adapted to live in the Arctic.
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A persuasive article about the sport of running.
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Read about the three different types of wetlands:  swamps, bogs, and marshes.
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Vocabulary words for these chapters include oblige, seized, delicate, delectable, attire, idiosyncrasy, and destiny.
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Liz can't wait to see how her school picture came out, but when she sees it, all she can think about is getting retakes. That is until she finds a creative way to deal with the embarrassing photograph.
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Are dragons real?  You bet they are.  Indonesians know all about the fierce lizard known as the Komodo dragon.
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With basketball tryouts around the corner, Jason is busy working on his free throws. He wants to make every one to impress his coach, but shooting for perfection isn't easy.
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Discover the similarities and differences between frogs and toads.
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Even though they are sometimes called earth pigs, aardvarks aren't really related to pigs at all.
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Meredith can't find any of the things she needs to get ready for school, including her homework. She knows she didn't put them away but where could they have gone?
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When Mr. Miller asks the class to name their fears, Clayton is sure he doesn't have any. But he'll learn that being afraid to admit your fears might be the scariest thing of all.
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Learn about several birds that run and walk and swim instead of fly.
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When President Theodore Roosevelt wouldn't shoot a bear on a hunting trip, he became known as a kind and humane person.  The toy that was named after him reminds us of his legacy.
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A fun poem about children who play outside in the snow.
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Students will enjoy reading about bats, skunks, owls, and other nocturnal animals.
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Corrine loves Mrs. Roger's gymnastics unit at school, but when she goes to gym class and finds out they are watching a video about the Olympics, she's very disappointed. However, she becomes inspired by the gymnasts on the video and she decides to sign up for the school's Summer Gymnastics Camp.
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This strange looking animal has four legs, a long snout, large ears,and lurks in the forests of Central and South America.
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Arianna is excited when her cousin asks her to be the flower girl in her wedding, but when Arianna finds out flower girls are usually very young, she doesn't want to do it. Can her mother convince her that the job is about more than age in time for the wedding?
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This worksheet has a vocabulary matching activity. Words include absorbed, clattered, abruptly, vandalism, phony, fad, forbidding, scattered, empathize, and authority.
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When Marcus, Lexi, and Adam enter a labyrinth race, they discover there's more to winning a maze than just luck.
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Reese spends his entire weekend trying to beat his new video game, but when he finally does, he's run out of time to write his English essay. Or has he? Daylight Savings just might save his English grade.
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From ancient cave discoveries to Aztec ceremonies to playing a part in the invention of the microwave, popcorn has a fascinating history.
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Ancient sailors may have seen manatees and thought they were mermaids.
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The world's smallest bird - the bee hummingbird - can hover in place, fly upside down, and even fly backwards.
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Hadley doesn't want her friends to know she puts on performances at the senior center after school, but when her best friend catches her in the act, she'll have to confess her secret plans to be an actress.
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Bighorn Sheep have horns that weigh up to 30 pounds. Males will battle by ramming each other in the head.
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Laura wants to be elected the first class leader and wear a shiny gold badge for all to see, but when her best friend also runs for the position, Laura must decide if winning is more important than taking the position from someone who really deserves it.
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Jamal has been training for his first 5K race and is determined to come in first in his age group, but he'll learn what it really means to be a winner.
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Learn about a monarch butterfly's metamorphosis as it transforms from a caterpillar into a butterfly.
(Approx. Grade Level: 3-4)
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Words on this worksheet include spectacle, sympathetic, droll, astonished, spar, amid, scarcely, and sulking.
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Learn about the weasel-like animal known as the polecat.
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In Hawaii, Santa arrives in an outrigger canoe, or sometimes he even catches a wave and surfs into the islands. Learn about this, and other unique Hawaiian Christmas traditions.
(Approx. Grade Level: 4-6)
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Matt and Allie want to win the High Flyer kite competition, but their design isn't nearly as exciting as the other competitors. They try to add some extra flare to the kite but it just might cost them the win.
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The hammerhead shark is one of the fiercest and most dangerous animals in the sea. It uses electroreceptors in its unusual-shaped head to find prey.
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Shelby thinks she knows everything about Hayword Elementary and its students, but when a new girl shows up, Shelby jumps to the wrong conclusion about the girl's appearance.
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The cutest mammals in Australia actually have very sharp claws and they spend more time asleep than they do awake.
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Discover the stink bug - an animal that uses a noxious odor to scare enemies away.
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Are grasshoppers a farmer's friend or foe?  Actually, both.  Find out how grasshoppers can help and harm humans.
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Words for these chapters include trembled, pompous, rapidly, ails, meekly, desolation, and forlorn.
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Maureen thinks fortune telling is spooky, but when her friend Becca pulls her to Madam Ursula's fortune telling booth, Maureen is quite surprised by her reading.
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The secretary bird is a large, terrestrial raptor from Africa. It eats mice, hares, mongooses, lizards, and even snakes.
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Ted wishes he could trade his older sister, Kate, for his neighbor Aaron, but when Aaron comes to spend the afternoon, Ted realizes he's glad he has Kate.
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Complete the sentences with vocabulary words from the box.
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The honey badger is arguably the most fearless animal on Earth. It eats porcupines and venomous snakes, raids beehives for honey, kidnaps baby cheetahs, and steals food from hungry lions.
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When Phoebe has to make a flag of the country that best represents her nationality for the International Luncheon, she doesn't know what to do. She's eight different nationalities all in one. But with some creative thinking, Phoebe finds a way to create a flag that proudly displays who she is.
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Seth isn't happy about the project his teacher assigned, especially since he has to stay up late to complete it. But the perigee moon just might be more exciting than he realized.
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This informative article compares and contrasts Thanksgiving in the United States to Thanksgiving in Canada. Approximately 3rd grade reading level.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
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The words on this worksheet include shrieking, nuisance, mischief, concerned, apparent, and corridor.
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Bears don't wear glasses, but the spectacled bear from South America has circular markings that make it look like it's got spectacles.
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Discover everything you wanted to know about spiny hedgehogs.
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Andy doesn't like going along with his dad on all the weekend errands. But when the final stop turns into an underwater adventure, Andy learns some errands can actually be fun.
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Find out about three different subgroups of arthropods- insects, arachnids, and myriapods.
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Darren forgot all about his science project that's due tomorrow. Now he can't go to the new skate park with his friends. And how will he come up with a project in one day? But his mom saves the day with an idea that's exploding with fun.
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Vocabulary words on this printable include spattered, expanses, expedition, prospect, absent-minded, stout, pompous, and hastily.
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Learn about the unusual life of world's strangest-looking mammal.
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In 1953, two climbers, Edmund P. Hillary and Tenzig Norgay, became the first men to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.
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A poem about a colony of ants jubilantly collecting crumbs for their queen.
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Vocabulary words for these chapters include gnawing, objectionable, wits, scheming, hoisted, gratified, scruples, and hysterics.
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Chameleons can change color, rotate their eyes, and have toes that are specially adapted for climbing.
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Ethan can't stand the way Kyle is always following him around, but Ethan just might come to realize that he and Kyle have more in common than he thought.
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William can't wait for the new puppy to arrive, but when everyone is focused on the puppy and William isn't allowed to go to the park, he's not sure being a pet owner was what he thought it would be. Can he learn to put the puppy's needs first?
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Here's a fiction piece called "Singing Cousin". Nikki is worried that her cousin Bella will embarrass her in front of her friends. After all, Bella sang just about everything she said. Will Nikki make it through the three-day visit or will Bella's singing ruin everything?
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When Jameson eavesdrops on his Mom's phone conversation, he thinks his mom is setting up a play date with the younger boy down the street. Jameson pretends to study to get out of it, but after he wastes the entire afternoon bored in his room, he discovers he missed a lot of the conversation he was trying to overhear, and he also missed out on an afternoon of fun.
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The article explains how constellations got their names (comparing it to finding pictures in the clouds) and how the same constellation can be known by different names across the globe.
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Learn about the anatomy and behaviors of one of the most feared spiders in the world.
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The flamingo is one of the most recognized birds in the world because of it's unusual body shape and hot-pink feathers.
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Terrance is terrified of spiders, so when his school trip is to go spider watching, he doesn't want to go. Still, his teacher is convinced Terrance will be amazed by the spiders' webs. Can the spiders' talents outweigh Terrance's fear?
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Learn about the three layers of the skin, and find out how skin keeps our bodies safe and healthy.
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Learn how dolphins and porpoises are alike, and how they're different. This article includes a question page, a Venn diagram, and a vocabulary activity.
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Cindy wants to win the community fishing contest by catching the biggest fish, but she gets a big surprise that may win her a trophy after all.
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Charla loves hanging out and going to the beach with Aunt Monica, but now that Aunt Monica is pregnant, Charla worries things are becoming all about the baby.
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Read about the lucky turkeys that have been pardoned by American presidents throughout history.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 4-5)
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Vocab on this worksheet includes exhibit, sensation, unforeseen, unique, descriptive, and remarks.
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Read about the slow-moving sloth from Central and South America.
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Read this story and answer the questions that follow. In the story, Emily visits the city for the first time and discovers that it's much different than her home in rural Pennsylvania.
(Approx. Reading Level: 3-4)
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While Alicia helps her grandparents move into their new house, she finds an old diary in the attic. Alicia can't put the diary down since it was written by a dancer and Alicia dreams of becoming one. But when she finds out who the diary belongs to, she just might achieve her dream.
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Can your students tell a reptile from an amphibian?  This compare and contrast article will help students learn the differences between these two vertebrate groups.
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Daisy is ready for winter to be over and to enjoy spring, but snow still covers the ground. Can her older brother David find a way to bring spring to the snowy March they're having?
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John wants to have a picnic in the park like most Saturdays, but when his usual spot is taken, he and his mom end up by a statue dedicated to fallen soldiers. John learns about a Memorial Day service that has long been forgotten. But when he meets a special woman who knows about the service, he's determine to bring the tradition back.
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Have you ever heard of a barking deer? If you visit South Asia you may see muntjacs - small deer that bark like dogs.
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A porcupine rattles its quills and sends off an unpleasant odor to protect itself.  Finding yourself on the wrong end of a porcupine's quills may be more thrills than you're looking for.
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Learn how alligators and crocodiles are different and how they're similar.
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Amara wants to make a tree house for her dolls, and thinks it will be easy since she's following an online tutorial. But she'll learn design flaws can happen even when you follow directions. The question is, will those design flaws ruin her tree house?
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Can your students find the definitions to these vocabulary words?
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Read this article to learn all about our amazing sun!
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Define each of these vocabulary words. You may want to allow students to use the Internet or have them look up the words in a dictionary.
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Can you define these vocabulary words from the story?
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Have students look up the meanings of these vocabulary words from the novel.
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Frontier life was challenging for a young girl. Children had to milk the cow, mend their socks, sew, and weed the garden. However, her parents made a special promise that she can go to school if their town gets a teacher.
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Find definitions for these six challenging vocab words from the story.
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Challenge your students to find these vocabulary words in the book. They can use the Internet or a dictionary to define each.
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This creative poem describes the many beautiful colors of a sunset.
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Students can research the definitions to these words from the book.
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Learn about the events that cause winter, how animals prepare for winter, and wintertime activities people enjoy.
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Some desert plants are adapted to thrive in dry and hot climates.
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Students find and define these words from the book.
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Find and define these challenging vocab words from chapters 18, 19, and 20.
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This printable file has 10 vocabulary word cards and definition cards that can be cut apart and used for practice.
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Tell whether each item is a solid, liquid, or gas.
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The eight vocabulary word cards also have eight corresponding definition cards to use for reviewing the vocabulary words from chapters 1 through 4 of Charlotte's Web.
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Did you know people have been chewing gum for thousands of years? Learn about the history of bubble gum in this fascinating article! Reading comprehension questions, writing prompt, and vocabulary words are included in this activity.
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Chapters 11 and 12 have six vocabulary words to review with these cut-apart cards. Students can match the definition to the word.
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The vocabulary words for review in chapters 17-19 feature: fiercely, aloft, vanish, rejoiced, gorged, and listless. Use the printable vocabulary cards to help study the definitions of the words.
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Each of the six vocabulary words for chapters 1 through 5 have a corresponding definition card so students can use the cards to review.
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Read this story about a groundhog and his other animal friends. Then answer the comprehension questions, complete the vocabulary activity, and respond to the writing prompt.
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These cut-apart vocabulary cards have 9 word cards and 9 definition cards for students to study from.
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When you can't sleep at night, you may want to try picking up a pen to write!
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Match each vocabulary word from the story to the correct definition on the right. Write the letter on the line provided. Words include distributing, indeed, offend, and foil.
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Your students will learn about how the first settlers in America established their colonies and the hardships they faced.
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Spring has brought with it many surprises! The biggest surprise of all is an April Fool's Day joke! Poem includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Cut out the word and definition cards to review the meanings of the words: profusion, promontory, gallant, and lure.
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This clever story is a retelling of Aesop's Fable. Activity includes thinking questions, vocabulary terms, and a journaling activity.
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This is a story about a boy and his stuffed animal, and how he learns he can sleep without it if he wants to. Students will complete a series of reading comprehension questions to test their recollection of the story.
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Have your students review the ten vocabulary words in chapters one and two with these vocabulary cards.
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Use these printable vocabulary cards to study the vocab. words from chapters 13-16, including: mercilessly, thrashing, monotonous, vaguely, snare, distinguish, and reputation.
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Learn all about whale sharks - the world's largest fish! This reading comprehension activity includes questions about the text, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt. An answer key is included.
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Your class can cut out and review the vocabulary words from chapters 18, 19, and 20 with these vocabulary cards.
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Students can practice the definitions for the words: outraged, intention, dignity, vigorously, protesting, neglected, consented, and ordinance.
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Learn about ice, liquid water, water vapor, evaporation, condensation, boiling, and freezing.
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Print and cut the vocabulary cards to review the vocabulary words from chapters 1 and 2 from the book, Chocolate Fever.
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Did you know that stingrays are in a group of fish called batoids because their bodies look like bats gliding through the water? Learn this and other interesting facts about stingrays in this reading comprehension activity!
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The Erie Canal is an important waterway in New York State. Built between 1817 and 1825, it impacted the economy of both the state and the country as a whole. Reading comprehension questions, a vocabulary exercise, and a writing prompt follow the article.
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Print out these vocabulary cards to practice the definitions for the words: sensation, remarks, exhibit, unforeseen, novelty, descriptive, and unique.
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Chapters 5 through 8 of Charlotte's Web has ten vocabulary words to review with these printable vocabulary cards. Print them on card stock paper or laminate them so they can be used over and over again.
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Choose the correct definition for each underlined vocabulary word. Words include extremely, polite, concentrate, and startling.
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Your students can cut out the vocabulary word cards and definition cards to practice memorizing the definitions for each of them.
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Discover why volcanoes erupt; learn the four different types of volcanoes; and read interesting volcano facts.  Includes five comprehension questions.
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The last few chapters of Charlotte's Web has 10 vocabulary words for review, including: trembled, pompous, phenomenon, meekly, desolation, forlorn, and sentiments. Print and cut out the vocabulary cards to help study the words and definitions.
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Some of the vocabulary words for chapters 6-10 include: authority, scattered, forbidding, phony, vandalism, abruptly, clattered, and more. Print and cut out the cards to review.
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Did you know Pompeii wasn't the hardest-hit city when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E.? Read to learn more about this famous volcano.
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These vocabulary cards review the words in chapters 5 and six, including: animosity, diligently, domain, barren, commendable, menacingly, and commerce.
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Things can look a lot scarier than they really are when you can't see them clearly. That's what Dominick discovers when he loses his eyeglasses. This reading comprehension activity includes short answer questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Students will read this informative article about spider monkeys--the acrobats of the rain forest! Then they'll answer questions, including a vocabulary activity and writing prompt.
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Students can match the definition cards to the word cards in review for the vocabulary words in chapters 17 through 20.
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Have your students practice their vocabulary words from chapters 9 through 12 with these print-and-cut vocabulary cards.
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Read each sentence. Choose the correct definition for each underlined vocabulary word. Words include cautiously, revolting, and bluffing.
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Chapters 16 and 17 have fifteen vocabulary words to review definitions for, including: furrow, nonchalantly, disdainfully, indignantly, transfixed, and bellowed.
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This printable file has 30 cut-apart cards with words and definitions for the vocabulary words for chapters 1 through 4.
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Print and cut out these vocabulary cards to review the words from chapters 11-15, including: fellow, masterminded, ruckus, disruption, royalty, remarkable, recovery, and more.
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Japan's world-famous Mt. Fuji is one of the most photographed natural landmarks on Earth. Learn about it in these two paragraphs.
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Electric eels sure are electric, but did you know they're not really eels? Learn interesting facts about electric eels in this reading comprehension article. Includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Read the word cards and match the definition cards to the three vocabulary words in chapters 7 and 8, which include: chasms, harrowing, and ominously.
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Learn how walnuts grow, and why they're important to people.
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Choose the correct word to complete each of these analogies.  Then, tell whether the pairs or words are synonyms or antonyms.
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An informative article on the layers of the Earth (crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core).  Includes comprehension questions.
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Kids will love the animal analogy puzzles on this worksheet.  example:  Bird is to fly as fish is to swim.
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