Compound words

Skill: Decoding words

Compound-words

The postman and the milkman are roommates who like to play football and eat pancakes.

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 lamppost.

 

Conjunctions

Skill: Writing complex sentences

Conjunctions

A junction of conjunctions

Conjunctions are words that join sentences, such as if, because, and since. In this writing worksheet, your child gets practice combining two sentences into one using different conjunctions.

 
 

Contractions

Skill: English grammar

Contractions

An apostrophe is not a catastrophe!

Cut out a step, take a shortcut, use contractions; in this case it’s okay. In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice identifying and writing contractions, as well as identifying contractions and writing out their original two-word terms.

 
 

Using a dictionary

Skill: Research basics

Using-a-dictionary

Look it up!

A dictionary tells you a word’s meaning, spelling, where it came from, and how it’s used. In this language arts worksheet, your child will use a dictionary to find the meanings, origins, and uses of five words.

 
 

Word origins

Skill: Finding information

Word-origins

During the tsunami, the judo teacher spilled ketchup on his khakis in his kayak.

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.

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Updated: April 16, 2016