This page is in development. Use it for review and for skills needed in Grade 5.
Synonyms Synonyms are words that have the same, or nearly the same meanings. Practice with this card matching game.
Persuasion How do authors persuade readers? Study these tips, and take a quick test to find out!
Author's Purpose Here's another quick exercise. Match the cards. What is the author's purpose for each one?
Author's Purpose and Perspective Authors write for a purpose (a reason) and they also write with a perspective (an opinion, or an attitude toward their subject). Use this site to practice author's purpose and author's perspective.
Figures of Speech What's personification? What's the difference between a simile and a metaphor? This is the perfect site to learn about these and other figures of speech.
IDIOMS Idioms are individual words that are put together to create a new meaning. Click on the link to practice a few of them. Use idioms whenever possible. It's fun!
Practice Main Idea It's raining ideas on this site! Choose the main idea and increase your grade! Note: Wait for the site to load!
Stick Man Follow the directions to create a funny cartoon.
Make a Snowflake Use the virtual scissors to cut, and design. When you're done, save your art, and visit the snowflake gallery.
Kids First! Film Festival Short films just for kids. Each one is 30 minutes or less. Why is this under "ART?" Well, because film is an art form! TIP: Click on the periods at the bottom right of the screen to access more films.
Connect to P.S. 116! Resources for science, social studies, and much, much, more! We love this web site!
Visual Fractions Absolutely EVERYTHING you need to study fractions this year! GO!
Base 10 Bongo Drum Blocks This is one of the best sites for practicing base 10. First, read the number on the card. Then, create the number by dragging the correct blocks onto the mat. You'll get a "high 5" for each correct answer!
More Base 10 Practice Use this site to create numbers using place value. You'll also learn vocabulary, spelling, and expanded notation.
Measuring Centimeters Centimeters (cm) are the measurement opposite inches (in) on most rulers. When using this site move the ruler, press "ENTER" to answer, and watch your score!
UK Measure, Weigh, & Post! Want to practice mailing stuff in the United Kingdom? Follow the directions. You'll have to measure, weigh AND read a chart to be successful.
Measurement Cylinder Practice using a cylinder to measure the volume of a liquid. NOTE: In a real cylinder, the line of the liquid would curve upward. Always use THE BOTTOM OF THE CURVE when measuring.
Aliens with Magnets! Did you know that only some metals are magnetic? This site uses funny aliens to teach scientific facts.
Magnetic Video & Quiz After watching this video about magnets from the U.K., take a short quiz to test your knowledge.
Experiment & Read About Magnets Test the objects to find the ones that are magnetic. Then, learn more by reading the book on the desk, and the notes on the wall. Get information from more than one source.
Create an Electromagnet Well, although it's only a virtual magnet, you can practice online. Later, ask an adult to help you build the real thing.