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An angle is a fraction of a circle measured in degrees. A whole circle is 360 degrees. There are four types of basic angles students in elementary school study in geometry. They are as follows.


Acute: an angle whose measure is less than 90 degrees.

acute angle

           

The English language is chock full of words that are distinguished from one another by subtle differences.

Take the words ‘fast’ and ‘quick’, for example.  Both words have to do with moving, but one is distinguished by moving at high speed, whereas the other by moving or doing something in a short time. 

To learn the rich vocabulary of English, students in elementary school study the shades of meaning of groups of words. This helps them to better express themselves in both their oral presentations and writing.

We’ve created shades of meaning worksheets for grade 2 and grade 3 students.

Grade 2 shades of meaning worksheets

In grade 2, we introduce students to the understanding that words of similar meaning can be grouped together.
grade 2 shades of meaning worksheets

           

In grade 5 students continue to work on their writing skills, creating longer narratives, and sharing their thoughts and experience in more complex ways. One of the areas they work on is making their writing more exciting to read. Interjections help with exactly this. They are words that help express surprise or strong feelings. Examples of interjections are: wow, super or oh.


We’ve created a number of worksheets in our grade 5 grammar section for students to practice interjections.

Identify interjections

In this first set of worksheets, students have to find and underline the interjection in sentences. Then they are asked to read a sentence and write a new interjection for that sentence.
grade 5 find interjections

           

Quite a few of you are using our cursive writing worksheets, so we thought we’d add some more worksheets to this section for you to use.

If you haven’t visited our cursive writing worksheets section in a while, let us give you a quick tour.

Cursive alphabet worksheets

We start with each letter of the alphabet. This is usually where students start when learning to write in cursive.

cursive writing letter

           

We’re pleased to tell you we have completed the grade 2 and 5 vocabulary workbooks, completing the whole set of vocabulary workbooks for grades 1 to 5.

New vocabulary workbooks

In our workbooks, vocabulary words are practiced in groups of ten words in a lesson of separate worksheets. Each lesson starts with a word list of definitions for each word. Following are four worksheets that focus on practicing the understanding of those words through contextual work.

Review of a vocabulary lesson for grade 5 students

Let’s take a look at one of the lessons from our grade 5 workbook to give you an idea of what the exercises look like.  

Word list

It starts with the word list and their definitions – presented in a dictionary style.

grade 5 vocabulary word list

           

You asked and we listened.

By request, we have now added answers to all our reading comprehension worksheets.

We’ve also organized the grade-level reading comprehension stories. Over time, as we added more stories, it was getting harder to navigate these sections.

For each grade, we have arranged the reading comprehension pages as follows:

reading comprehension pages

           

We're having a sale on our reading and math workbooks. All our workbooks and bundles are discounted by 25% today and tomorrow, September 9 and 10, 2019. 

bookstore sale 2019

           

We have published 120 new leveled reading comprehension stories in our bookstore. Spread across six workbooks with 20 stories in each, the stories are level C to I. Answer sheets are provided for each story.


The reading comprehension workbooks in our bookstore are leveled from A to Z, based on the following text criteria:
-    Vocabulary words
-    High-frequency words
-    Average word size
-    Number of words per sentence, on average
-    Amount of repetition of words and phrases
-    Story length
-    Subject matter complexity


Let’s show you one of our new stories. This one’s from our level E reading comprehension workbook.

Sample grade 1 reading comprehension story

We provide the vocabulary words for each story in the right corner. The high frequency words are listed at the beginning of each workbook.  The stories are written to meet grade-level requirements. The story below is an early reader for grade 1 students:

 

Level E reading comprehension story

           

Learning to add numbers in your head is an essential part of your child’s math journey. There are a number of methods students can use to make adding numbers using mental math much easier. Here we share some of those addition tips and tricks.

Friendly numbers


For this technique, imagine a number line. You make a ‘friendly’ number first and then add the rest. Let us show you how.

For example: 17 + 7

Making a friendly number means a number ending in 0.
For 17, that friendly number is 20.
You borrow 3 from 7 to make it 20.
That means you have 4 left: 7 – 3.
Here’s how that looks on a number line:

friendly numbers mental math

           

In grade 5, students build on areas started in grade 3 and 4, including:

  • Past, present and future tenses, and the introduction of progressive tenses (also called the continuous tenses);
  • Possessive, relative and indefinite pronouns, and using pronouns to express different points of view;
  • The ordering of adjectives in sentences, the use of adverb phrases, and the use of prepositional phrases as adjectives and adverbs;
  • Prepositions, interjections and conjunctions;
  • Improving sentence structures, including sentence fragments, run-on sentences and comma splices;
  • Punctuation covering the use of commas, semi-colons and colons, as well as introductory words and phrases, direct address, question tags and titles.

Where to find the grade 5 grammar worksheets

You will find the grade 5 grammar worksheets in the grammar section of our worksheets pages:

grade 5 grammar worksheets