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Using a dictionary

A dictionary tells you a word's meaning, spelling, how it's used, and its origins. In this language arts worksheet, your child will practice using a dictionary to find the meanings, origins, and uses of five words.

Using a dictionary: alphabetical order

In this language arts worksheet, your child will practice using a dictionary to look up 13 words, list them in alphabetical order, and write the meanings, origins, and uses for each.

Poems: a mysterious story (pronouns)

The writer avoids pronouns by repeating the nouns. In this language arts worksheet, your child will get practice identifying nouns and pronouns by comparing and contrasting a section of a poem with pronouns replacing nouns.

Using a dictionary: word origins

A dictionary tells you a word's origins. When words come from other languages, they often have unfamiliar letter combinations. In this language arts worksheet, your child will practice using a dictionary to find the origins of 20 words.

Contractions

Don't write it the long way, use contractions. In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice identifying and writing contractions.

Compound words

Some words are made up of two other words! In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice putting together compound words such as football, playground, and pancake.

Suffixes -ful and -ly

In this language arts worksheet, your child practices adding the suffixes -ful and -ly to root words.

Poems: a mysterious story (meaning and mechanics)

Who is the Traveler? In this language arts worksheet, your child will read the poem aloud and then answer a series of reading comprehension questions about key details, overall meaning, and mechanics of the poem.

Proofreading

These riddles need editing! In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice identifying where capital letters, commas, quotation marks, and other punctuation marks are needed to make the riddles easier to read.

Prefixes un- and dis-

In this language arts worksheet, your child practices adding the prefixes un- and dis- to root words to create new words with new meanings.

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