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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.

Reading comprehension: voice of nature

In this Aboriginal myth, the voice of the Ancestor spoke from a gum tree! In this reading and writing worksheet, your child gets practice reading a myth and interpreting it to answer questions about meaning and words used in context.

Verb machine!

Imagine that there's a machine adding -ing to verbs! In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice writing verbs in the infinitive and the present continuous (or present progressive) tense.

Simile or cliché?

Light as a feather is a simile (a comparative phrase that uses like or as) - but because it's used so much, it's a bit of a cliché. In this language arts worksheet, your child will come up with original comparisons for adjectives, verbs, and nouns...

Subtracting suffixes

Each of these words has a suffix - can you remove it? In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice recognizing root words and suffixes and gets practice combining each to create new words.

Its or it's?

It's with an apostrophe is the abbreviation for it is. Its without an apostrophe indicates possession. In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice identifying the correct uses for it's and its.

Prepositions

In this writing worksheet, your child writes the correct preposition into each pre-written sentence and then writes 10 full sentences using prepositional phrases.

Colons, semicolons, and dashes

In this grammar worksheet, your child learns how to write sentences using a colon, semicolon, or dash.

Soft c and homophones

In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice using the dictionary to look up words with the soft c sound made by the letter combination ci such as civil, and homophones such as eight and fare.

Connectives

Connectives are connecting words. In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice combining two simple sentences into one compound sentence using joining words such as because and conjunctions such as and, but, so, and for.

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