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For parents and teachers looking for worksheets to help kids learn about the coronavirus and how to prevent the spread of the virus, we have created a set of coronavirus worksheets aimed at doing just that.

What is coronavirus?

We start off with an information sheet that simply explains what the Coronavirus is, why it’s making us sick and how our immune system fights illness.

 

coronavirus information

           

In grade 3 students move onto more complex word problems using multiplication and division. Below we’ll take you through a step-by-step guide on how to solve a simple division word problem.

Turn the English into Algebra

The first rule of any word problem is to think in math terms. To do that, you’ll need to:

  • Read the whole word problem.
  • Write down what is asked for. (As students work through the word problem, they can get lost and start to work in a different direction. Having the actual request written down, will help to keep them focus on the goal.)
  • Sketch out the word problem, if possible.
  • Write down the signs where you see key words. For example, write + where you see add, increase, combine, or – where you see less, difference, reduce.
  • Find or work out any formulas.
           

We have a section on cursive writing worksheets, starting with letters, then letter joins, words, sentences and short stories. We’ve made improvements to our handwriting worksheets (they’ve been given a facelift with a fresher design) as well as the pages from which you access those worksheets.

Cursive alphabet worksheets

We’ve created individual pages for each of our alphabet worksheets to make it easier to see what they look like. When you go to the cursive alphabet page, you’ll still see links to each worksheet page:

 

cursive alphabet pages

           

Some of you may have come across our section of math and reading flashcards. We are in the process of making improvements to the look of the flashcards, as well as make navigating the pages a little easier.

Math facts flashcards


You’ll see our math facts flashcards have been given a facelift. The numbers are now more legible and easier for young readers to discern. Gone is the arty-looking font.

 

addition flashcards
 

           

Our annual bookstore sale is taking place over the next two days: January 13 and 14, 2020.

Check our our store-wide 25% discount.

January bookstore sale

           

What exactly are homophones? How do they differ from homonyms and homographs? Do our kids really need to learn these terms and make a distinction between them? The short answer is: yes. They are part of your child’s elementary school curriculum.

We have created sets of worksheets for all three categories in our vocabulary section to help your child practice these tricky words.

For today, let’s take a look at homophones.

Homophones

Some people call homophones sound-alike words. It’s an easier way to understand what a homophone is. Homophones are words that sound the same when you pronounce them, but the words have different spelling and different meaning.

For example: flour and flower.

Homophones Worksheets

On the vocabulary pages for each of our grades, you’ll now find the homophones under a new sub-title called: Homonyms, homophones and word usage.
Let’s take a look at our grade 3 vocabulary page. Here’s the section you are looking for:

Homophones section

           

Our book reviewer, Sheila, has a new family member: Cinder, a puppy. That has inspired her to look for books about dogs. We hope her recommendations will make for some great reading over the Christmas break.

I hope our new dog, Cinder, will follow in the paw prints of our other canines and go to our local library where children can pet her and read to her.

 

ShilohShiloh

The highly respected, well known author, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, wrote this novel, SHILOH, for middle-grade readers about a boy and a dog. Told from Marty’s point of view, it will capture readers attention immediately. In first person, present tense, Marty describes Sunday dinner at his house and how he’s having a hard time eating the meat on his plate. Not because it’s rabbit. No, he tells us, it’s because he’s afraid he’ll bite down on buckshot. Few readers in fourth through seventh grade will be able to resist reading on to find out how Marty deals with a dog – a dog who has run away from a mean owner. The author followed this book, winner of the Newbery Award, with two more about these realistic and memorable characters.

           

In grade 6 students learn about ratios and proportions. We’ve created a series of proportions word problems worksheets and ratio word problems worksheets for students to practice.

Let’s take a more detailed look at how to solve proportions word problems.

Proportions

 

First, what are proportions? Proportion means that two ratios (or fractions) are equal.

For example: 

Proportions

           

In our spelling worksheets section we have links to printable spelling lists based on grade-level word families. We’ve improved these printable pages, as well as reorganized the pages based on progressing learning of spelling for each grade.


Here’s where you can find these pages:


Grade 1 spelling lists

Grade 2 spelling lists

Grade 3 spelling lists

Grade 4 spelling lists

Grade 5 spelling lists

Let’s take a look at one of the pages.

           

In grade 2, students learn to distinguish between adjectives and adverbs. Adverbs are words that describe verbs and adjectives are words that describe nouns. To help support students in learning to make this distinction, we have created a series of grammar worksheets.

Let’s take a closer look.

Adverbs and adjectives

This set of worksheets asks students to circle the adverbs and underline the adjectives in a grid of words.

adverbs or adjectives