Getting to Know Your Child's Word Skills

Getting to Know Students' Word Skills

Help your child strengthen their language skills by playing letter and word games!
Assess your students' current word knowledge by playing letter and word games!
Rainbow Letters! Practice Writing Uppercase Letters
Rainbow Letters! Practice Writing Uppercase Letters
Worksheet
Rainbow Letters! Practice Writing Uppercase Letters
Say goodbye to boring writing practice with this colorful uppercase letters worksheet that helps improve kids' form and hand control.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Train
Alphabet Train
Worksheet
Alphabet Train
All aboard! Let's chug through the alphabet, learning beginning sounds of words. It's a great way to give your preschooler some early language skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Tape Letter Learning Games
Play Tape Letter Learning Games
Activity
Play Tape Letter Learning Games
In these three games, children work on letter recognition skills with the help of some tape, music, and a few stuffed animal friends.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Activity
Alphabet Balloon Pop: B, E, G
Alphabet Balloon Pop: B, E, G
Game
Alphabet Balloon Pop: B, E, G
In this letter recognition game, kids quickly pop alphabet balloons.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game
Branch Out: Create an Alphabet Tree
Branch Out: Create an Alphabet Tree
Activity
Branch Out: Create an Alphabet Tree
In this creative arts and crafts activity, children will design and create their very own alphabet tree!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Activity
Animals ABC Song
Animals ABC Song
Song
Animals ABC Song
Learn the letter sounds and animals of the alphabet with this phonics song.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Song
A Is For...
A Is For...
Worksheet
A Is For...
Help your preschooler learn the alphabet and practice letter A sounds all while having fun and coloring!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Letter A
The Letter A
Worksheet
The Letter A
The letter A is awesome! Add color to the apples with uppercase and lowercase A's by following the color guide. Then count the number of apples.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Learning: Follow the A to Z Path
Alphabet Learning: Follow the A to Z Path
Worksheet
Alphabet Learning: Follow the A to Z Path
Race to the finish line by connecting letters A to Z. This fun maze is a great way to reinforce your preschooler's alphabet learning.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Getting to Know Your Child's Math Skills

Getting to Know Students' Math Skills

Help your child prepare for school by reviewing or previewing a variety of math skills like sorting, counting, and identifying shapes.
Begin the year by using activities and games to assess the skills and knowledge students already have.
Treasure Diving: Numbers 0-5
Treasure Diving: Numbers 0-5
Game
Treasure Diving: Numbers 0-5
1, 2, 3, 4, 5! Help children learn their one-digit numbers in this preschool game.
Preschool
Math
Game
Introducing Numbers!
Introducing Numbers!
Lesson plan
Introducing Numbers!
In this beginning lesson on numbers, ELs will practice their counting skills using tactile supports and an engaging read-aloud!
Preschool
Math
Lesson plan
Introducing the Number Three!
Introducing the Number Three!
Lesson plan
Introducing the Number Three!
In this introductory math lesson, students will become familiar with the concept of counting and representing numbers with concrete materials. Your students will enjoy using their creativity as they practice representing the number three on their very own!
Preschool
Math
Lesson plan
Dino Crunch: Colors
Dino Crunch: Colors
Game
Dino Crunch: Colors
Help children sort out shapes that have different colors in the preschool game Dino Crunch: Colors.
Preschool
Math
Game
Shape Line Patterns
Shape Line Patterns
Worksheet
Shape Line Patterns
This worksheet offers preschoolers practice with both patterns and shapes—and prepares them for kindergarten math.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Counting Raindrops
Counting Raindrops
Worksheet
Counting Raindrops
Count the number of raindrops in each row of the worksheet. Then draw a line to match each row of raindrops with the correct number on the right side.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Preschool Number Line
Preschool Number Line
Worksheet
Preschool Number Line
Get children on board with counting and writing numbers 1–10 with a fun exercise!
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Make Art Like Mary Blair
Make Art Like Mary Blair
Activity
Make Art Like Mary Blair
Reinforce your child’s understanding of geometry and 2D shapes while learning about the artist Mary Blair and her amazing contributions to many loved movies, books, and characters throughout her career.
Preschool
Math
Activity
More Pictures to Sort and Categorize
More Pictures to Sort and Categorize
Worksheet
More Pictures to Sort and Categorize
In this worksheet, your child will practice identifying shapes and sizes of buttons. Cut them out, and sort them into two distinct categories.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet

Getting to Know Your Child's Reading Skills

Getting to Know Students' Reading Skills

Help foster a love of reading by taking your child to the library. Make sure that they have their own library card and know where to find children's books. If possible, make this a weekly ritual!
Offer reading materials at a variety of levels, noting which books students are drawn to. If possible, take the time to have informal conversations about their choices.
Reading Shield
Reading Shield
Worksheet
Reading Shield
Get students excited about reading by creating reading shields! This activity will prompt conversations about what students have read and want to read.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Interest Survey
Reading Interest Survey
Worksheet
Reading Interest Survey
Find out how your students feel about reading with this fun survey. This information can be used to help students choose books or start conversations about different reading materials.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What I Like to Read
What I Like to Read
Worksheet
What I Like to Read
It’s important to find out what your students like to read and are interested in. This worksheet will help you to find out about your students’ interests and start key conversations about choosing reading materials.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Round Up!
Reading Round Up!
Lesson plan
Reading Round Up!
Preschoolers can have a range of reading abilities. Find out what they know about letters and reading with this lesson plan!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
We Read Together
We Read Together
Lesson plan
We Read Together
In this interactive read-aloud lesson, ELs listen carefully as they learn about a pigeon who doesn't want to take a bath! Students will practice their reading comprehension skills while rolling in laughter. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Reading Round Up!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
This Is My House: Level AA
This Is My House: Level AA
Story
This Is My House: Level AA
Use this leveled book to help early readers develop confidence in their skills as they learn all about the parts of a house.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Story
Alphabet Ice Cream Attack: F, L, X, V
Alphabet Ice Cream Attack: F, L, X, V
Game
Alphabet Ice Cream Attack: F, L, X, V
Kids use their knowledge of uppercase letters to beat the heat!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game
Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
Worksheet
Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
Help your preschooler get a head start on beginning reading with this colorful worksheet all about the letter A.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Name Puzzle
Make a Name Puzzle
Activity
Make a Name Puzzle
Help your child understand that letters, put in a certain order, make words. In this fun activity they'll get to make their own puzzle, and practice letters, too!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Activity

Getting to Know Your Child's Writing Skills

Getting to Know Students' Writing Skills

Encourage your child to use a variety of writing instruments. Using different types of pens, pencils, markers, and chalk helps build fine motor skills important to writing.
Students' experience with writing tools will differ. Give them the opportunity to try crayons, markers, pencils, pens, and colored pencils.
Prewriting Skills: Vertical Lines
Prewriting Skills: Vertical Lines
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Vertical Lines
By tracing the vertical lines on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form letters such as "F" and "L."
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Circles
Prewriting Skills: Circles
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Circles
By tracing the circles and bubbles on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form rounded letters such as "O."
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Right Semicircles
Prewriting Skills: Right Semicircles
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Right Semicircles
Children practice drawing the curves that form letters in this sweet tracing worksheet!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Family
My Family
Lesson plan
My Family
This social studies lesson gets students learning all about different types of families. After reading an engaging book, students make their own family pictures.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road: Diagonal Lines 1
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road: Diagonal Lines 1
Worksheet
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road: Diagonal Lines 1
These chickens need your child's help to cross the road. Kids will use their fine motor skills to trace lines and finish the crosswalks for the hens.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Tracing the Letter A
Practice Tracing the Letter A
Worksheet
Practice Tracing the Letter A
First, kids trace lines on this prekindergarten writing worksheet to strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form the letter A. Then they trace the letter A!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Motion of the Ocean
Motion of the Ocean
Worksheet
Motion of the Ocean
Have your preschooler trace the curved lines in the picture to mimic the motion of the ocean in order to practice pencil coordination.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Draw Your Self-Portrait
Draw Your Self-Portrait
Activity
Draw Your Self-Portrait
This life-sized self-portrait activity encourages children to explore what makes them special, and then portray it with arts and crafts!
Kindergarten
Arts & crafts
Activity
Flying High Tracing
Flying High Tracing
Worksheet
Flying High Tracing
Preschoolers can learn diagonal lines and shapes with this tracing worksheet.
Preschool
Worksheet
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