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Ch 10: 5th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language

About This Chapter

These lessons and videos are designed to help 5th grade students correctly use vocabulary and language, including homonyms, antonyms and synonyms. Use this chapter to enliven your classroom discussions or create interesting homework assignments.

5th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language - Chapter Summary

The lessons presented in this chapter help your 5th grader master suffixes, prefixes, root words and how to compare and contrast using the right vocabulary. Use the quiz that accompanies each lesson to ensure your student understands the material that is presented. Most of our videos are less than 10 minutes in length and help keep learning interesting and fresh. Once all the material has been covered, you can use the chapter exam to see how well your students have understood the lessons.

Chapter Topics

  • Understanding analogies
  • Defining prefixes
  • Comprehending vocabulary cues for context
  • Using appropriate vocabulary reference materials
  • Signaling logical relationships using words and phrases
  • Utilizing homographs

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with vocabulary and language will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about English language use.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to use vocabulary properly
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about language
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about vocabulary and language
  • Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover sentence construction topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about language and vocabulary.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands sentence construction by completing the 5th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language chapter exam.

16 Lessons in Chapter 10: 5th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Synonyms Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

1. Synonyms Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever written something and used some of the same words over and over again? If so, then you haven't been using enough synonyms. This lesson will explain synonyms and show you how to use them.

Antonyms: Lesson for Kids

2. Antonyms: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we will discuss antonyms, or opposite words. You'll learn about the different types of words that can be antonyms, and you'll learn how to spot antonyms in text.

Analogies Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

3. Analogies Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of analogies. You'll learn how to complete simple analogies to learn vocabulary, and you'll explore the use of analogies in literature.

Homographs: Lesson for Kids

4. Homographs: Lesson for Kids

Homographs can be challenging, especially for young learners. Read the following lesson to learn about homographs and discover some tips on using context clues to identify homographs.

Homonyms: Lesson for Kids

5. Homonyms: Lesson for Kids

Wave, tire, and well all have something in common. They are all homonyms. In today's lesson we will learn what is special about these words and how to find them.

Root Words: Lesson for Kids

6. Root Words: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about root words, prefixes, and suffixes. You will learn how to identify root words and how to use root words to help discover the meaning of an unfamiliar word.

Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

7. Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever unbuttoned your coat, retied your shoes or told your friend how impossible the math test was? If so, then you've used words with prefixes. In this lesson, you will learn what prefixes are and what they can do to a word.

The Prefix En-: Lesson for Kids

8. The Prefix En-: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that some words are made up of different parts? One example of a word part is the prefix 'en-.' In this lesson, you will learn what the prefix 'en-' means and some words that use this prefix.

Common Prefixes: Lesson for Kids

9. Common Prefixes: Lesson for Kids

What do you know about prefixes? These small word parts can have a big impact on the meaning of a word, so a smart reader and writer should know all about prefixes. Read this lesson to learn about some common prefixes.

Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

10. Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we are going to learn about word parts that can change the meaning of a word. These word parts are added to the end of a word. They are called suffixes.

The Suffix -Ment: Lesson for Kids

11. The Suffix -Ment: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you get to take a look at how a small group of letters at the end of a word changes everything! We are going to talk about a suffix and see examples of how the suffix '-ment' can give new meaning to words.

Common Suffixes: Lesson for Kids

12. Common Suffixes: Lesson for Kids

Knowing the meaning and spelling of words is essential to becoming an excellent reader and writer. One necessary skill is analyzing word parts. This is a lesson about a word part known as a suffix.

Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

13. Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever been reading and come to a word you don't know, but somehow you still understood what the sentence was talking about? If you have, you've used context clues to figure it out. This lesson will teach you what context clues are and how to use them to understand what you're reading.

Using Words & Phrases to Signal Logical Relationships: Lesson for Kids

14. Using Words & Phrases to Signal Logical Relationships: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn how to show logical relationships with words and phrases. You'll see how to make a sentence more complex by using specific words and phrases to connect ideas. Let's get started.

Comparing & Contrasting Varieties of English: Lesson for Kids

15. Comparing & Contrasting Varieties of English: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about different types of English that are used in stories, dramas, and poems. Read on to find out how to compare/contrast these varieties and what they tell you about the characters.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

16. Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will explore various reference materials that will allow you to increase your vocabulary. Common reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses.

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