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
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
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
Alphabet Dot-to-Dot Dog House
Worksheet
Alphabet Dot-to-Dot Dog House
Learning your ABCs is a snap with this fun dot to dot coloring page featuring a dog in a doghouse.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Matching Game
Worksheet
Letter Matching Game
This letter matching game is a fun and easy way to familiarize your child with the written alphabet.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Tape Letter Learning Games
Activity
Play Tape Letter Learning Games
In this activity, you and your child can play several different games with taped down letters to help reinforce letter recognition while playing.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Activity

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 sorting activities and games to assess the skills and knowledge students already have.
Color by Number Butterfly
Worksheet
Color by Number Butterfly
Butterflies are one of the most amazing and beautiful insects, and now they can even teach counting, too.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Dot to Dot 1-10: Fish
Worksheet
Dot to Dot 1-10: Fish
What's hiding behind those pesky numbers? Connect the dots from the numbers 1-10 to find out!
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Matching Socks Game
Worksheet
Matching Socks Game
Bring along a copy of this matching socks game for long car rides and long waits, and keep your child's boredom at bay.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Preschool Math: Everyday Shapes
Worksheet
Preschool Math: Everyday Shapes
These everyday objects are shaped like triangles, circles, and rectangles. Can your preschooler draw a line from the objects to their matching shapes?
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
What Comes Next? #1
Worksheet
What Comes Next? #1
An important developmental skill for preschool age children is the ability to recognize patterns. Help your child practice with these delicious pastries.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Spot the Swans
Game
Spot the Swans
Let's sort at the lake! Kids must spot the swans among the ducks in this sweet game.
Preschool
Math
Game
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!
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

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
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
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
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
Book Bingo
Worksheet
Book Bingo
A fun game for students, book bingo can either be played as a game to diversify student reading or as a way to have students begin interacting and talking about the types of reading materials they enjoy.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Bookshelf Hunt
Worksheet
Bookshelf Hunt
A check-in activity that will allow you to take stock of your students' reading material. This worksheet will provide invaluable information!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
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
Game
Alphabet Ice Cream Attack: F, L, X, V
Kids use their knowledge of uppercase letters to beat the heat!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game

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
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
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
Tracing Circles
Worksheet
Tracing Circles
Take flight with this bright bouquet of balloons! Your child will practice her fine motor skills by carefully tracing each colorful circle.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Right Semicircles
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Right Semicircles
By tracing the semicircles on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form the letter "D."
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
One Happy Classroom
Lesson plan
One Happy Classroom
This is a great lesson to use at the start of the school year. The focus is creating one happy classroom! Students will get to know themselves and their peers and describe how they will make the classroom a happy learning place.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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