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Math

Numbers 0 to 10 Level 1
Guided Lesson
Numbers 0 to 10 Level 1
In this first guided lesson on numbers 0 to 10, kids will be taught rote count sequence and numeral recognition. The lesson has been designed to introduce numbers in a scaffolded way, by first starting with a slow-paced numeral recognition exercise and progressing to a faster pace as the lesson continues. This technique helps build a stronger foundation of math skills.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Counting 1
Guided Lesson
Counting 1
Teach preschoolers the skills necessary for learning how to count with this guided lesson. Kids learn one-to-one correspondence and how numerals relate to quantity. They also learn how to count out a given number of objects using both manipulatives and one-to-one correspondence. With scaffolded learning techniques that help kids build skills, as well as opportunites to practice these skills within a narrative, this lesson has counting covered.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Numbers 11 to 20 Level 1
Guided Lesson
Numbers 11 to 20 Level 1
In this introduction to numbers 0-20, kids practice what they've already learned about the numbers 0-10 and build new skills in counting 11-20. Not only will preschoolers practice recognizing these numerals, but they will also be given rote count to 20 exercises to reinforce skills. Approaching numbers in a scaffolded way such as this helps build math fluency and boosts confidence.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Sorting
Guided Lesson
Sorting
Sorting and classifying is a key math skill for preschoolers to master before moving on to higher-level concepts. This guided lesson teaches kids to sort objects and identify what doesn't belong. Each exercise aims to engage preschoolers in order to build a positive relationship to learning and make early math a joyful occasion. When finished with the lesson, check out our sorting and classifying worksheets.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Patterns
Guided Lesson
Patterns
This guided lesson on patterns teaches preschoolers how to recognize common patterns such as AB and ABC. It will also challenge kids to duplicate and extend simple patterns using concrete objects. This lesson gives kids an introduction to patterns, an important building block for problem solving and algebraic thinking. When done with the lesson, browse the accompanying pattern worksheets to extend learning.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Geometry 1
Guided Lesson
Geometry 1
Geometry at the preschool level involves identifying shapes and learning positional words. This guided lesson goes over these key concepts and vocabulary words, including top, bottom, up, down, in front of, behind, over, under and next to. Because geometry is one of the more visual math disciplines, it offers a chance for kids to build a fun, vibrant association with the subject of math.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 1
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 1
This introduction to measurement offers guided lessons in measurement vocabulary, including more, less, small, big, short, tall, empty, full, light, and heavy. Kids will learn how to use objects, such as hands or paper clips, to measure something. They will also learn to measure two people or objects, and compare them with a third person or object. These exercises build preschoolers' foundational understanding of measurement and data.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Addition and Subtraction 1
Guided Lesson
Addition and Subtraction 1
Understanding that addition means putting together and subtraction means taking away is an important building block for young mathematicians. This guided lessons helps preschoolers master this concept, focusing on addition and subtraction within 5. Having a firm grasp of addition and subtraction is crucial for math fluency. Don't forget to check out the addition and subtraction printables that help to extend learning after the lesson is over.
Preschool
Math
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Reading & Writing

The Lion and the Rat
Guided Lesson
The Lion and the Rat
In this lesson, preschoolers focus on the alphabet by learning the letters L, R, and K. Kids are guided through the classic children's story of The Lion and the Rat, with an accompanying curriculum that targets each child's understanding of the unique sounds these letters make. Seeing the letters in a fun, engaging environment also reinforces the letter recognition skills crucial for early readers.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
The Three Little Pigs
Guided Lesson
The Three Little Pigs
This guided lesson in the letters P, W and N will help kids to identify the letters, and also reinforces the sound that each letter makes. The classic story of The Three Little Pigs provides important context for learning these three letters, in addition to a fun, narrative environment in which to learn them. Don't miss out on the accompanying printables below.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Down by the Bay
Guided Lesson
Down by the Bay
The classic song "Down by the Bay" provides a wonderful example for children learning the letters X, V and F. Not only will children be given the opportunity to identify these letters, but also understand the sounds that they make within the context of a familiar story. This fun guided narrative is accompanied by printables that can help keep the learning going.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
The Ugly Duckling
Guided Lesson
The Ugly Duckling
The letters U, D, S and Q are featured in this guided lesson to help kids learn the alphabet and early phonics skills. The familiar story of "The Ugly Duckling" offers important context for practicing letter recognition. With fun, recognizable stories like this one, preschoolers are able to hear the sounds the letters make which is key to the process of learning how to read.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
My Shadow
Guided Lesson
My Shadow
The story "My Shadow" provides the backdrop for this guided lesson on the letters I, M and J. Learning to read letter by letter allows children to focus not only on letter recognition, but on the sounds that the letters make in context. This technique provides the building blocks for reading fluency to come in kindergarten and first grade. Kids can continue their phonics practice with the accompanying worksheets.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
How the Camel Got His Hump
Guided Lesson
How the Camel Got His Hump
Does your child know the story "How the Camel Got His Hump"? If she does, she might also know the letters C, H and Z! This guided lesson uses the famous story of the camel to teach the letter C, H and Z. Not only does this boost letter recogntion and phonics skills, but working with a familiar story can give confidence to early readers.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Guided Lesson
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The letters G, B and E are heavily featured in the classic tale of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". This guided lesson uses the story to teach the letters G, B and E in a focused and fun narrative format. Using a story kids most already know gives them a leg up on letter recognition and boosts reading confidence. Don't miss the accompanying printables that can extend learning opportunities.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Anansi and the Turtle
Guided Lesson
Anansi and the Turtle
"Anansi and the Turtle", a popular story for boys and girls, gives kids a chance to practice the letters A, T, Y and O in this guided lesson. Kids will practice both alphabet and phonics skills, as they work on identifying these letters in the story and understanding the sounds they represent. Targeted practice such as this helps with retention of these skills, as preschoolers begin their journey towards reading mastery.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson

Math

Numbers 0 to 10 Level 2
Guided Lesson
Numbers 0 to 10 Level 2
Teach kindergarteners all about the numbers 0 to 10 with this guided lesson which focuses not only on recognizing numbers, but beginning to understand their value. Each exercise aims to illustrate the values behind each number in an engaging way, making early math a fun occasion. If you wish to extend the learning after the lesson is over, check out our accompanying numbers worksheets.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Numbers 11 to 20 Level 2
Guided Lesson
Numbers 11 to 20 Level 2
Kindergarteners build upon their number skills in this guided lesson which focuses on the numbers 11 to 20. Not only will kids learn to identify numbers, but also begin to associate them with certain values. It's an important concept for young mathematicians that requires lots of practice. You can give kids even more chances to extend learning with the accompnying numbers printables.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Counting 2
Guided Lesson
Counting 2
In this lesson, kindergarteners will be given the chance to focus on their counting skills with engaging exercises and guided instruction. Just as identifying the letters of the alphabet is a precurser to reading, so is counting to developing math fluency. Soon, your child will learn that the numbers they are counting have associated values, so the more practice they can get with counting the better.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Comparing Numbers 1
Guided Lesson
Comparing Numbers 1
The ability to compare numbers with ease is crucial to understanding the relationship between numbers, also called number sense. The abstract nature of number sense makes extra practice crucial. This guided lesson helps kindergarteners to learn this skill with targeted instruction and engaging exercises. Further opportunities for practice can be found in the comparing numbers worksheets suggested to go along with this lesson.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Sorting and Classifying
Guided Lesson
Sorting and Classifying
In kindergarten, kids will learn all about sorting and classifying. This skill is a building block for math and science concepts to come in the later grades. Knowing how to group numbers, for example, builds a key understanding of numerical concepts. This lesson focuses on sorting and classifying skills for kindergarteners, and comes complete with suggested worksheets for extended learning.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Building Numbers
Guided Lesson
Building Numbers
Knowing how to build numbers is an important lesson for kindergarteners just getting their feet wet with counting and numbers. These guided exercises can give kids a deeper understanding of number sense, numerical order, and values. Kindergarteners will begin to associate values with numbers and comprehend the concepts of greater than and less than, building upon skills they will need in the later grades.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Addition 1
Guided Lesson
Addition 1
Learning to add single-digit numbers is a highlight of the kindergarten math curriculum. You can support addition fluency with this guided lesson that takes kindergarteners through an understanding of values. Kids will learn with focused instruction and practice that by putting numbers together, they get a new number. When the lesson is over, kids can continue practicing addition with our accompanying worksheets.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Geometry 2
Guided Lesson
Geometry 2
Geometry in kindergarten involves the basics of measurement, shapes, and spatial reasoning. Designed and reviewed by teachers, this guided lesson gives kids an overview of these concepts with clear instruction and engaging exercises. Geometry practice in kindergarten can help bolster the skills needed for higher-level concepts in the later grades. You can give kids even more practice by downloading and printing the accompanying worksheets.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 1
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 1
Once kindergarteners understand the concept of more and less, they will move on to basic subtraction with single-digit numbers. This can be a tricky concept for kids to master. You can help this transition with these exercises that aim to give kids targeted practice in subtraction. Once the guided lesson is finished, you can support learning further with the accompanying subtraction worksheets.
Kindergarten
Math
Guided Lesson

Reading & Writing

Uppercase Letters
Guided Lesson
Uppercase Letters
Introduce children to the uppercase alphabet with this guided lesson for kindergarteners. Kids will first learn to identify uppercase letters, one letter at a time. Then, they will be taught the sounds that each letter makes. Not only does this help with early reading skills, but helps kids practice their listening skills, as well. When finished with this lesson, feel free to browse the uppercase letters worksheets for further learning.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Lowercase Letters
Guided Lesson
Lowercase Letters
Kindergarteners will learn all about uppercase and lowercase alphabet pairs in this lesson, focusing especially on learning to identify lowercase letters. Kids will also be asked to listen to the sounds that each of the lowercase letters represent, further boosting their early reading skills. Don't miss out on the accompanying printables that help to provide further practice with the alphabet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Letter Sounds 2
Guided Lesson
Letter Sounds 2
This guided lesson provides an introduction to the letter-sound correspondence for consonants N, D, H, J, C, W, V, Y, Z. It also works sound-to-letter and sound-to-image correspondence, which are different strategies to help students decipher pronunciation of unknown words. Not only does this work important listening skills, but teaches kids to look for context clues in what they are reading.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Letter Sounds 1
Guided Lesson
Letter Sounds 1
This lesson guides students in understanding letter-sound correspondence for consonants M, S, B, R, P, K, T, G, F, L. It also introduces other techniques for pronouncing the most frequent sounds that these consonants make, including sound-to-letter correspondence and sound-to-image correspondence. This will help kindergarteners to read more fluently, with enhanced understanding of new texts. The lesson also engages listening skills that are a crucial part of the kindergarten curriculum.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short A 1
Guided Lesson
Short A 1
Bag, cat and cap are all examples of short A words that kindergarteners will be learning to read this year. You can support this learning with a guided exploration of the short A sound. Kids will be taught how to identify the short A within text, in addition to the corresponding sound. Check out our short A printables for more phonics practice.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short O 1
Guided Lesson
Short O 1
Knowing how to read short O words like hot, pot, and top takes practice. This guided lesson can help kids master the short O sound. Kids will be taught to identify the short O within common sight words, which will boost reading fluency. Don't forget to check out the short O printables at the end of the lesson to continue the learning.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short U 1
Guided Lesson
Short U 1
This guided lesson focuses on short U, as in jump, sun, and duck. Kids learn how to recognize and read this sound, then practice with short U words. Breaking up lessons based on vowel sounds helps kids chunk concepts together, easing retention and boosting phonics skills. Once you are through with the lesson, consider downloading some of the accompanying short U printables for extended learning.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short I 1
Guided Lesson
Short I 1
Being able to recognize the short I sound, as in dig, fin and kid, is one of the foundations of kindergarten phonics. This guided lesson teaches kids all about the short I, and offers lots of practice to encourage retention. You can get even more practice with this phonics skill by checking out the printables that work in partership with this lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short E 1
Guided Lesson
Short E 1
Vowels make more than one sound! Recognizing letters is a crucial skill for early readers. Recognizing the sounds they make is the next step. Help your child become a fluent reader and speaker with this short E lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 1
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 1
Sight words, common words that help kids build reading fluency, are an important part of the kindergarten curriculum.This guided lesson introduces kids to the sight words and, at, he, on, it, like, go, the, to, you, of, and said. Kids are tasked with identifying the words and understanding the sound that each word makes. Check out the accompanying worksheets at the end of the lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Blending 1
Guided Lesson
Blending 1
Consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC words include examples such as paw, cow and pop. Identifying these words and understanding the sound that they make is crucial to building reading fluency. This guided lesson provides practice with CVC words by focusing on their intial, medial and ending sounds. You can boost learning with our supplemental worksheets that offer more practice with CVC words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Segmenting 1
Guided Lesson
Segmenting 1
This guided lesson builds upon kindergarteners' understanding of consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC words. Exercises teach kids how to spell CVC words, in addition to understanding how to pronounce each segment of the word. As children learn to swap out individual letters within words, they will build important phonemic fluency. Don't forget to check out our CVC word printables for further practice.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Silent E 1
Guided Lesson
Silent E 1
Learning silent E rules is one of the trickiest concepts for early readers. Words such as cube/cub, robe/rob and tube/tub are particularly confusing to decipher. How can one little letter make so much of a difference? This lesson can help smooth the way with guided exercises and examples that bolster your student's ability to recognize, understand and read the letter E.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 2
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 2
In kindergarten, kids are piecing together all the words and letters they can decode in order to build stronger reading fluency. This is why their understanding of sight words, or commonly occurring words, is so important. This guided lesson familiarizes first graders with the sight words they will most frequently encounter in texts, boosting their decoding and comprehension skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Comparing Stories
Guided Lesson
Comparing Stories
Students will start to build their reading comprehension and story recognition abilities with this stories lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Comparing Information
Guided Lesson
Comparing Information
Learning how to read fluently includes more than just piecing letters together to form words. Kids also have to read from left to right and notice spacing between words. Help your child become a fluent reader by tackling these skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson

Math

Number Sense 1
Guided Lesson
Number Sense 1
First grade mathematicians will be working this year on number sense in order to improve their understanding of the relationship between numbers and their ability to do mental math. This guided lesson will help strengthen this important skill with targeted instruction and plenty of real-world practice problems. Once the lesson is finished, you can extend learning with the suggested number sense worksheets.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Place Value 1
Guided Lesson
Place Value 1
This year, first graders will be introduced to place value and our base 10 number system, usually by starting with 2-digit numbers (100 or less). This guided lesson helps introduce place value to first graders through instruction and examples targeted to this skill. If your child finishes the lesson and needs more practice with place value, download and print the accompanying worksheets suggested by our curriculum team.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Place Value 2
Guided Lesson
Place Value 2
This lesson is a continuation of place value practice, and offers more instruction on identifying tens and ones in 2-digit numbers. Once first graders are able to quickly identify place value they are then able to understand on a deeper level what larger numbers actually mean. This is crucial for the math fluency that will support higher-level concepts in the later grades.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Comparing Numbers 2
Guided Lesson
Comparing Numbers 2
First graders' fluidity with comparing numbers is an important building block for the higher-level math concepts to come in the later grades. You can give first graders a leg up with this lesson, featuring guided instruction and practice problems in comparing numbers. Once kids get through this lesson, you can download and print the suggested comparing numbers worksheets in order to provide even more opprotunities for practice.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Addition 2
Guided Lesson
Addition 2
Flexibility and fluidity with addition is an important part of the first grade math curriculum, but it takes lots of practice to gain confidence with this skill. This lesson in addition offers guided practice which aims to increase mental math and fluency with addition. When your child finishes this lesson, you can continue the addition practice by downloading and printing the accompanying addition worksheets.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 2
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 2
Fluency with subtraction is one of the foundations of the first grade math curriculum. This guided lesson on subtraction was designed by our team of curriculum experts to reinforce first graders' understanding of subtraction, as well as boost their confidence with this operation. When finished with the lesson, kids can find extra opportunities to practice subtraction with the accompanying subtraction worksheets.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 2
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 2
Measurement and data in first grade includes such important concepts as comparing the length and weight of two objects using a third object. This guided lesson, designed by curriculum experts, takes students on an exploration of these measurement and data concepts. Once through with the lesson, kids can gain extra practice with measurement and data with the accompanying worksheets.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Geometry 3
Guided Lesson
Geometry 3
First grade geometry covers basic shapes, as well as an introduction to 3D shapes. Our team of curriculum experts designed the following guided lesson, which provides an overview of first grade geometric concepts and gives kids lots of opportunities for practice. If your child needs more support in a different format, check out the suggested first grade geometry worksheets.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Time 1
Guided Lesson
Time 1
In first grade, kids will learn how to tell time using both analog and digital clocks, a skill that can be tricky to master. Give kids lots of extra practice with this guided lesson in first grade time, designed by our team of curriculum experts and teachers. If kids need extra support in a printable format, check out the accompanying time worksheets.
1st grade
Math
Guided Lesson

Reading & Writing

Short A 2
Guided Lesson
Short A 2
Having a strong understanding of short A words like bag, hand and bat can help first graders with reading fluency. This guided lesson helps to support first graders as they expand their comprehension of short A words. With targeted exercises and familiar examples, the lesson will take kids through the short A words they will most commonly come acrsoos in first grade texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short O 2
Guided Lesson
Short O 2
In first grade phonics, it's important to reinforce kids' understanding of short O words like dolphin, dog, sock and doll. By learning short vowels, kids can decode and decipher these sounds in words they don't already know. This guided lesson takes first graders through exercises and examples that will help them practice identifying short O sounds within a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 2
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 2
In first grade, kids are piecing together all the words and letters they can decode in order to build stronger reading fluency. This is why their understanding of sight words, or commonly occurring words, is so important. This guided lesson familiarizes first graders with the sight words they will most frequently encounter in texts, boosting their decoding and comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short U 2
Guided Lesson
Short U 2
Knowing the patterns for pronouncing short U words, such as jump, mug and sun, can help kids decipher and decode new texts. This lesson provides guided instruction to teach kids how to say the short U sound, and gives lots of examples of short U words first graders will commonly encounter. For more practice with short U words, be sure to check out the accompanying worksheets.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short I 2
Guided Lesson
Short I 2
Understanding how to pronounce the short I sound, such as in pill and film, is important for first graders encountering words they don't know. This guided lesson teaches kids all about the Short I sound, and provides lots of examples of short I words. Targeted practice like this helps to reinforce kids' understanding of short vowel sounds and boosts phonemic awareness, upon which lifelong reading skills are based.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short E 2
Guided Lesson
Short E 2
The short E sound, found in words such as leg, lemon and pen, is one of the most common vowel sounds in the English language, and one that first graders will often find in the texts they are learning to read. This lesson provides guided practice with the short E sound through targeted instruction and helpful examples. Check out our short E worksheets at the end of the lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 3
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 3
Sight words are commonly founds words that are not easy to decode because they don't follow set phonics rules (and must be learned by sight). Examples of sight words commonly found in first grade texts are would, thank, rain, and should. This guided lesson introduces first grader readers to even more sight words to help boost their comprehension and fluency.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Blending 2
Guided Lesson
Blending 2
Teaching kids to blend, or combine, sounds in order to pronounce new words is an important element to first grade reading. Segmenting the sounds that make up a word, and then blending those sounds to pronounce them correctly, can be a tricky skill to master. This lesson helps take first graders through this process, with guided practice and helpful examples.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Segmenting 2
Guided Lesson
Segmenting 2
Segmenting is a reading technique to help first graders break apart the sounds in new words. One example of this would be segmenting the sound units in the word black (b/l/a/k). This can help early readers tackle new words on their own, boosting reading confidence. This guided lesson teaches kids how to segment words in order to improve overall reading fluency.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 4
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 4
This guided lesson in sight words can help boost first grade reading fluency. Sight words are common words that are not easily pronounced by early readers, such as people and great, which is what makes practicing these words so crucial. Kids will get the exposure to sight words that they need to take their reading comprehension to the next level.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Digraphs
Guided Lesson
Digraphs
Digraphs are combinations of two letters that together make just one sound. These extra special words are very common but can be tricky, as kids typically learn that letters make unique sounds. Practice this skill with these learning resources now!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Silent E 2
Guided Lesson
Silent E 2
The silent E makes a vowel says its name! Help your child remember this spelling pattern with these learning resources.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 5
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 5
Some words are easily pronounced, such as cat, while others do not follow common rules of pronouciation and are more difficult for early readers to decipher. These are called sight words. This guided lesson provides kids with lots of examples of sight words, plus opportunities to practice what they have learned. When the lesson is finished, check out our accompanying sight words worksheets.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson

Math

Addition 3
Guided Lesson
Addition 3
This year, second graders will be introduced to the concept of multiplication using repeated addition. For example, they will learn that 5+5+5+5+5 is the same thing as saying 5x5. This guided lesson will use manipulatives to teach kids about repeated addition and give them plenty of opportunities to practice addition within 100. Download and print the accompanying worksheets for even more addition practice.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 3
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 3
Subtraction fluency within 20 is the focus of this guided lesson for second graders. Kids will be tasked with mental subtraction, as well as with using manipulatives and drawings to add and subtract larger numbers. Word problems will help to round out the lesson, as kids follow the step-by-step method of solving subtraction word problems. For even more practice in this skill, check out our subtraction worksheets.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Place Value 3
Guided Lesson
Place Value 3
Learning three-digit numbers can be a challenging part of the math curriculum for many second graders. This lesson helps to support second graders' understanding of larger numbers by teaching them place value. Kids will compare three-digit numbers and learn to count up to 1000 with guided instruction. When the lesson is finished, consider printing out the corresponding worksheets recommended by our curriculum designers.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Geometry 4
Guided Lesson
Geometry 4
This guided geometry lesson takes second graders on an exploration of 2D and 3D shapes. Kids will learn how to sort shapes, as well as partition them into halves, quarters and thirds. Tangrams are also featured within the exercise in order to give kids practical ways of practicing their new geometry skills. For more printable practice, try the geometry worksheets recommended by our curriculum advisors to accompany this lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Time 2
Guided Lesson
Time 2
Telling time on an analog clock can be tricky business for young learners. This guided lesson on time helps second graders improve their ability to tell time to the hour, half-hour and quarter hour. Targeted instruction and practical exercises give kids the practice they need to master this important skill. For even more practice opportunities, download and print the time worksheets that correspond to this lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 3
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 3
Comparison is one of the most crucial math skills second graders learn, because it can be applied to so many other disciplines across the elementary school curriculum. In this measurement and data lesson, kids will work on object comparison and graphing. The exercises ask kids to list objects in size order, estimate length, note differences in length, and make bar graphs.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Money
Guided Lesson
Money
As second graders deepen their understanding of value, money will take an important place in the math curriculum. You can help teach kids the value of coins with this guided money lesson, designed by our team of curriculum experts. The lesson features targeted instruction and helpful exercises that provide practical real-life examples for kids to use in practicing this skill.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson

Reading & Writing

Phonics 1
Guided Lesson
Phonics 1
Second grade phonics covers more advanced rules that build upon kids' foundational reading skills, such as vowel pairs (ai, ee, ea, oo), long and short vowels, and the silent E. This guided lesson covers these three areas in order to enhance kids' skills with decoding more challenging texts. You can boost reading fluency further by printing the phonics worksheets that go with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Grammar 1
Guided Lesson
Grammar 1
Grammar is an essential part of the second grade language arts curriculum. This guided lesson teaches second graders how to properly use collective nouns, additonal nouns and verbs, and provides plenty of opportunities to practice these grammar rules in context. For more important practice with nouns and verbs, download and print the grammar worksheets that we suggest alongside this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Word Play
Guided Lesson
Word Play
This word play lesson teaches second graders about diphthongs (ow, ou, oi, oy and ew words) and tricky plural nouns (geese, feet, mice). It also introduces kids to the bossy R rule, which states that when the letter r follows a vowel it changes the way the word is pronouced, for example far, car, and fur. These rules can help second graders advance their reading fluency and spelling skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Literature 1
Guided Lesson
Literature 1
This literature lesson guides kids towards a deeper understanding of second grade texts through an exploration of character, setting, and plot. Kids will be challenged to answer the who, what, where, when and why of a story, in addition to determining the story's message. Two versions of the same story will be presented in order for second graders to see story elements in action.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 1
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary development helps second graders advance their reading and writing skills. This guided lesson uses exercises and techniques targeted to building vocabulary. Kids will be tasked with using descriptive adjectives, distinguishing between similar verbs and adjectives, and using context clues to determine the meaning of a word phrase. For more vocabulary boosters, check out the worksheets that align with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sentences 1
Guided Lesson
Sentences 1
Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage. To help gain even more practice with new writing skills, download and print the capitalization and punctuation worksheets suggested as part of this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 1
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 1
Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, phtoographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson

Math

Addition 4
Guided Lesson
Addition 4
In this lesson, kids are given different strategies for finding the sum of two numbers. Addition strategies such as these help third graders gain a deeper understanding of, and fluency with, this operation. The lesson features guided instruction and plenty of practice problems to apply what is being learned. For even more practice, try our third grade addition worksheets recommended to accompany this lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 4
Guided Lesson
Subtraction 4
Teaching kids additional subtraction strategies is one way to boost math fluency and comprehension. This guided lesson, designed by our team of curriculum experts, teaches various strategies to find the difference, and provides exercises that help kids to practice these strategies on their own. For more opportunities to practice, try downloading and printing the third grade subtraction worksheets recommended by our curriculum team.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Number Sense 2
Guided Lesson
Number Sense 2
Teaching number sense gives kids a deeper understanding of our number system, which will in turn prepare them for the algebraic equations to come in the upper elementary grades and middle school. You can create a strong foundational knowledge of number sense with this guided lesson, which provides third graders with targeted instruction and exercises designed by our team of curriculum experts.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Multiplication 1
Guided Lesson
Multiplication 1
Third grade is the year of multiplication. Though it was most likely introduced to kids in second grade, third grade is when kids are tasked with mastering their times tables and developing a stronger understanding of this key operation. This guided lesson in understanding multiplication can help give third graders a leg up. For even more practice, consider downloading the recommended multiplication worksheets that accompany the lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Multiplication 2
Guided Lesson
Multiplication 2
This guided lesson builds upon third graders' understanding of multiplication in order to further develop fluency with this operation. The lesson first reinforces the various strategies for doing multiplication (for example, repeated addition), then teaches kids to apply those strategies within practical exercises. Designed by our team of teachers and curriculum experts, the goal is to provide numerous ways to conceptualize multiplication problems.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Multiplication Facts
Guided Lesson
Multiplication Facts
Multiplication facts can be tricky for students, but giving them plenty of practice can familiarize them with these numbers. From tables to questions to interactive games, there are many different ways that students can practice fact families. In this guided lesson, students will practice one-digit multiplication facts, preparing them for higher-level math skills later on. When they're comfortable with these facts, other math problems will become a breeze. Practice now!
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Division 1
Guided Lesson
Division 1
This year, third graders will build a stronger understanding of division. This guided lesson uses the repeated subtraction strategy as a way of teaching division. The lesson shows how division problems can be solved by repeatedly subtracting the same number (the divisor). Not only does this help students solve division problems, but it also builds a conceptual understanding of division. For more practice, check out the suggested division worksheets.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Fractions 1
Guided Lesson
Fractions 1
Fractions can be a tricky concept for third graders to master, but this guided lesson can help kids get there. It provides focused instruction designed by teachers and curriculum experts that is specific to the third grade curriculum. Exercises and practical examples help kids to put fractions in context with real-world math problems. When finished with the lesson, check out our fractions worksheets for more practice.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement 1
Guided Lesson
Measurement 1
This guided lesson takes kids on an exploration of the world of measurement, from weight to volume to recording data. Commonly, third graders have a difficult time applying math skills to real-world problems, but this lesson, designed by our curriculum experts, will help provide important context for measurement skills. For even more printable practice, consider downloading and printing the recommended measurement worksheets.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Geometry 5
Guided Lesson
Geometry 5
Geometry in third grade introduces kids to the idea that shapes have different categories (rectangles, rhombuses, etc..) attributes (four-sided, etc...) and areas of different values. This lesson, designed by our curriculum experts, provides the guided instruction and practice that third graders need to conceptualize shapes in a deeper way. For more practice, download and print the third grade geometry worksheets recommended as part of this lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Data 1
Guided Lesson
Data 1
Learning how to represent numerical information is a key part of the third grade math curriculum. This lesson in data provides guided instruction designed by our team of curriculum experts and teachers to present this concept in an engaging way. Not only that, but helpful exercises help kids to see the practical applicaton of these skills in the real world.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson

Reading & Writing

Word Meaning 1
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 1
This year, third graders will be taking their vocabulary to new heights and exploring such concepts as metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification. This guided lesson in vocabulary and figurative language offers clear and practical definitions of new words and expressions, along with plenty of practice opportunities. Understanding vocabulary and figurative language deepens reading comprehension skills and enriches the writing process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 1
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 1
Learning common constructions for words is one way that third graders can get traction on their spelling and reading comprehension skills. This guided lesson in word structure introduces kids to the idea that most words are made up of smaller words, and provides opportunities to apply this learning with practical examples. For more printable practice with word structure, check out our recommended worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Spelling 1
Guided Lesson
Spelling 1
Spelling is a core language arts skill in the third grade curriculum. You can support kids' spelling skills with this guided lesson that features targeted instruction in common spelling patterns, as well as plenty of chances to practice. The content of this lesson was created by our team of teachers and curriculum experts. For even more spelling practice, consider downloading and printing our recommended spelling worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Nouns
Guided Lesson
Nouns
Understanding the function of nouns is a crucial part of reading and writing fluency. This guided lesson focuses on the types of nouns kids are most likely to come across in third grade texts. Designed by our curriculum experts, the lesson provides grammar instruction and examples to support learning. For more practice, see the nouns worksheets recommended to go along with this lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Verbs and Adverbs 1
Guided Lesson
Verbs and Adverbs 1
Verbs and adverbs are the action heros of the language arts world. Third graders will be learning how to use these parts of speech this year, and you can support them with this guided lesson. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson provides kids with grammar instruction and plenty of examples of verbs and adverbs. For more printable practice with verbs and adverbs, check out the accompanying worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Grammar 2
Guided Lesson
Grammar 2
Learning parts of speech will help third graders to develop a deeper understanding of written language. This guided lesson teaches about adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, which is the glue holding most sentences together. Designed by our team of teachers and curriculum experts, the content in this lesson provides instruction and examples that will support kids as they learn these important words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sentences 2
Guided Lesson
Sentences 2
Third grade writers will be tasked with writing longer and more complicated sentences. This guided lesson in understanding, constructing and punctuating sentences can support kids as they learn to build bigger and better sentences in their writing. Grammar instruction and practical examples were written by our curriculum experts, complete with a list of recommended building sentence worksheets for third graders.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 1
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 1
Letter writing is an engaging and important writing format for third graders to master. You can support the development of letter writing expertise with this lesson that provides guidance on the structure and anatomy of a letter. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson will teach kids the various features that make a letter easier to read, and will also offer plenty of opportunities to practice.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson

Math

Geometry 6
Guided Lesson
Geometry 6
Fourth graders will discover the building blocks of geometry in this unit: points, lines, line segments and rays. Students will explore the properties of different shapes, including symmetry, parallel and perpendicular lines, and 900 angles. Students will apply their understanding as they learn to sort shapes based on these properties.
4th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Number Sense 3
Guided Lesson
Number Sense 3
Understanding how our ten number system works enables students to see interesting and useful patterns and relationships in these math activities. These patterns allow students to develop more efficient mental math strategies when multiplying by multiples of 10 or 100. Students will also review rounding and apply this skill to larger numbers - up to 100,000’s place.
4th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Multiplication and Division
Guided Lesson
Multiplication and Division
There are many strategies that can be employed to multiply and divide larger numbers. Students will deepen their conceptual knowledge of multiplication and division, starting with visual models like arrays and diagrams.Then students will then move to more abstract calculation methods like partial products, the distributive property and standard algorithms.
4th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Fractions 2
Guided Lesson
Fractions 2
Students will have a basic understanding of fractions coming into 4th grade. In this unit students will get to explore new ways of representing fractions, including in a set of data, on number lines and using area models. Students will use their knowledge of fractions to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
4th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 4
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 4
Representing data on graphs makes math visual and involves some creativity and design. Plotting data using fractional units takes their learning one step further. Also in this unit, students learn to measure using both traditional units (like inches, feet and yards) and metric units, and how to convert measurements within each system. The concept of measurement gets two dimensional when students explore measuring and working with angles.
4th grade
Math
Guided Lesson

Reading & Writing

Word Meaning 2
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 2
Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Spelling 2
Guided Lesson
Spelling 2
Learning certain patterns and word structures can be extremely helpful in learning to spell words correctly. This series of activities and exercises walk students through some of the most common patterns, like double consonants, homophones and contractions where they will have the opportunity to learn and practice spelling more difficult words. Students will also attack some more commonly misspelled words in the English language.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 2
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 2
Words are like legos - they can have interchangeable parts. In this unit students will study the construction of words including roots, prefixes and suffixes. Students will also explore how to modify words to make them possessive, a different part of speech and adjust to signify singular and plural. Understanding the basic building blocks of words, will increase students’ vocabulary, improve their spelling and add strategies for decoding unfamiliar words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Grammar 3
Guided Lesson
Grammar 3
As students become more sophisticated writers, they begin to understand that words have different “jobs” in a sentence. These jobs can be thought of as parts of speech. In this word study unit, students will learn about the work that transition words, prepositions, verbs, adverbs and adjectives do. Students will also explore how certain kinds of words work together, like verbs and adverbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sentences 3
Guided Lesson
Sentences 3
Sentences are the building blocks of paragraphs. A sentence is a complete thought that can stand alone and in this unit students will learn what comprises a complete sentence and how to identify a fragment, or incomplete sentence. They will explore different kinds of sentences and how to punctuate them. And, to sharpen their craft, students will learn how to spice up their own writing by adding sentence pattern variety.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 2
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 2
Letter writing is a very engaging and authentic way to learn formatting, punctuation and grammar. The activities in this unit should be learned in tandem with actual letter writing to aunts, uncles or other special far-away people. That way, students can learn and practice the letter writing skills and then apply them in their own letters. It would be especially rich to include their thoughts about books they are reading.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 3
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 3
Writing reports and other kinds of informational pieces is a skill unto itself. It requires an understanding of organizing and sequencing thoughts, tying them together in a way that makes sense to the reader and sometimes a bit of research. It is recommended that students participate in writing their own informational essay on a topic of their choice. This will allow them to apply all that they are learning through the exercises in this unit.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson

Math

Multiplication 3
Guided Lesson
Multiplication 3
Multiplication is essentially repeated addition, or growing numbers by doubling, tripling, quadrupling, and so on. This unit presents mental models and strategies that help students learn and review the concept of multiplication. Students explore multiplication using arrays, partial products, doubling methods and the standard algorithm to solve numerical and word problems. Students will multiply whole numbers and simple decimals by base ten exponents (i.e. .3 x 103).
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Division 2
Guided Lesson
Division 2
In this 5th grade division unit, students will take their understanding to the next level by applying division skills with multi-digit numbers. Students will also begin to explore division with decimals and practice using estimation to check the reasonableness of their answers. Last, students will use their knowledge of the base ten number system to divide decimals by base ten exponents (i.e. .4 ➗ 104).
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Geometry 7
Guided Lesson
Geometry 7
This geometry unit engages students in analytical thinking as they learn about the properties of two dimensional figures and consider the different ways they can be sorted based on those properties. Students also learn to plot points, lines and shapes on a coordinate graph.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Number Sense 4
Guided Lesson
Number Sense 4
Understanding our base-ten number system is the foundation for many skills to come. In this unit, students will add on to their understanding of place value and extend to the millions! They will also learn how to read, write and order larger numbers, in addition to decimals to the tenths and hundredths.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Decimals
Guided Lesson
Decimals
In this unit, students will build on their understanding of decimals by working with numbers that include decimals in tenths, hundredths and thousandths place. Adding, subtracting and rounding with decimals will enable them to apply the strategies in new ways and enhance their understanding of the base-ten number system.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Expressions and Equations
Guided Lesson
Expressions and Equations
If you think about math as a language, expressions and equations are the sentences. This unit brings students into the world of “math language”, learning how to write complex expressions in different forms and convert numbers in one form to another (i.e.decimals to fractions). Last, students will apply the order of operations to interpret and solve simple algebraic equations.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Fractions 3
Guided Lesson
Fractions 3
Fractions can be challenging when taught in an abstract way. That’s why this unit invites learners to engage with fractions and mixed numbers in very visual and concrete ways using number lines, tape diagrams and area models. Students will learn different strategies to practice identifying and generating equivalent fractions.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Fractions 4
Guided Lesson
Fractions 4
Students are going to take a deeper dive into fractions in this unit! Learners will apply previous understanding of finding equivalent fractions, and converting between fractions and mixed numbers to work with fractions in more complex ways. Students will continue to use visual models to learn and practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement 2
Guided Lesson
Measurement 2
Calculating the volume of rectangular prisms is a new skill that is introduced in 5th grade. Students will apply mathematical formulas to find the volume of different kinds of figures and also determine the volume of a figure composed of two connected rectangular prisms. Learners will also work with other kinds of measurement when they make larger or smaller versions of figures (to scale) and learn to convert measurements.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Data 2
Guided Lesson
Data 2
Understanding data and graphs is a critical skill that we use on a regular basis to read news articles, reports and other media to interpret information. In this unit, students investigate data collection, data organization and visual representation in different kinds of graphics (i.e. line plots, pie charts). Learners also apply concepts of probability and statistics to analyze data.
5th grade
Math
Guided Lesson

Reading & Writing

Vocabulary 2
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 2
This unit not only builds students' vocabulary, it also enables students to explore how words are related, in meaning, sound and construction. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will also learn strategies we use to shorten words and phrases like acronyms and abbreviations.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Figurative Language
Guided Lesson
Figurative Language
As students begin to read more sophisticated texts, understanding how authors use figurative language becomes critical. In this unit, students will revisit some of the figurative language they learned in fourth grade and also study some new ones too, including onomatopoeia, hyperbole, puns and oxymorons. Analyzing how figurative language is used in texts will help readers apply what they have learned.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Spelling 3
Guided Lesson
Spelling 3
This series of spelling activities provides 5th grade spelling lists and exercises that target grade level spelling patterns. Students will learn spelling related word patters like homophones and long vowels in multi-syllable words and also how the spelling of words is affected by adding suffixes. Students will also examine and learn some more commonly misspelled words in the English language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 3
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 3
When students learn the patterns and structures of words they become word wizards! They are able to more fluently convert a word from one part of speech to another, adjust the meaning, or translate a word from singular to plural (or vice versa). In this set of activities students will build on their knowledge of word structure and practice adding prefixes and suffixes, changing tenses and using contractions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Verbs and Adverbs 2
Guided Lesson
Verbs and Adverbs 2
Verbs do a lot of the heavy lifting in good writing. Understanding the different kinds of verbs and how they are used enables students to write more compellingly. Students will explore how tenses work and how they must agree with and sometimes work together with other words in the sentence. Students will also learn about adverbs, the "sister" part of speech that enhance, or modify, verbs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Parts of Speech
Guided Lesson
Parts of Speech
Words work together in a sentence, each one performing a different task. By fifth grade, students have become more adept readers and writers and they are familiar with the basic parts of speech. The activities in this unit revisit some of the basics and also add depth to their existing understanding. Students will engage in such topics as superlative adjectives, correlative conjunctions and prepositional phrases, to name a few.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Pronouns
Guided Lesson
Pronouns
Mastering pronouns enables students' writing to be more sophisticated. They are able to construct more complex sentences and express ideas more original ways. This short unit focuses on possessive, indefinite and reflexive pronouns, in addition to pronoun and antecedent agreement.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sentences 4
Guided Lesson
Sentences 4
A sentence stands alone to express a complete thought. Surprisingly, most 5th graders still need to revisit the concepts of complete sentences and fragments and how to punctuate the four different kinds of sentences. Combining shorter sentences into longer, more complex sentences is another skill that requires practice. Students get all of that needed review in this unit, in addition to learning how to identify and fix run-on sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Comma Usage
Guided Lesson
Comma Usage
The mysterious comma is arguably the trickiest form of punctuation, which is why assigned it it’s own unit in 5th grade. As students become more sophisticated writers they craft more complex sentences. They incorporate independent phrases and clauses, generate compound sentences, and utilize transition words to combine ideas - and the exercises in this unit will teach them how to use commas correctly in each scenario.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 3
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 3
In this unit, students are encouraged to write letters to family and friends about a book they are reading. In the letters the will apply the skills learned in this unit, including how to structure a letter, punctuating titles of books and short stories, using possessives (in reference to the characters or ideas in the book), contractions and addressing an envelope. Don’t forget to request a response - getting a personal letter in the mail in this electronic age can be a thrill!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson