Short Vowels

Short Vowels

When reading aloud together, ask your child what the vowel sound is in words with a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) pattern. This is an important skill for phonemic awareness development.
It is important for students to learn how to identify the vowels sounds in CVC words. Make sure to review short vowels and their sounds daily. Make it fun through songs and chants!
Short Vowel A
Worksheet
Short Vowel A
Boost your student's reading readiness with this charming phonics worksheet that will have her identifying words with short vowel "a" sounds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Vowels
Worksheet
Find the Vowels
Give your child vowel practice with this fun worksheet featuring Jumbo, the hungry elephant. Can your child find all the vowels in Jumbo's tummy?
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Train
Worksheet
Vowel Train
Grab your pencil and hitch a ride on the vowel train! Can your child find all the vowels and get them on the train in time?
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sound Off, Short A: Practicing Phonics
Worksheet
Sound Off, Short A: Practicing Phonics
This worksheet will give your kindergartener practice reading the short a.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sound Off, Short U: Practicing Phonics
Worksheet
Sound Off, Short U: Practicing Phonics
This worksheet will give your kindergartener practice reading the short u.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sorting Short A Words
Game
Sorting Short A Words
Kids sound out short A vowels and drop objects into the correct backpacks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game

Comparing Lengths: Shorter and Longer

Comparing Lengths: Shorter and Longer

Your child's math skills will benefit if you use comparison vocabulary in everyday life. Comment on how one green bean is longer than the other, or how your child is the shortest person in the family.
When introducing measurement, it's important to introduce vocabulary such as "longer," "shorter," "longest," and "shortest."
Measuring Length: More Veggies
Worksheet
Measuring Length: More Veggies
On this first grade math worksheet, kids use a ruler to measure four vegetables in inches. Then they compare lengths to find the shortest and longest veggie.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Long or Short?
Worksheet
Long or Short?
This comparison worksheet is just the thing to get your preschooler excited about math.
Preschool
Worksheet
Alien Measuring Activity
Worksheet
Alien Measuring Activity
These alien buddies are all different heights, can you tell which is tallest? Help your child learn about height with this measurement sheet.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Comparing Quantity and Size
Worksheet
Comparing Quantity and Size
Make math learning fun by adding some creativity to the mix. Kids boost measurement skills as they draw pictures comparing quantity and size.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Measuring Magic
Worksheet
Measuring Magic
Kindergarten students can practice their measuring and comparing skills using this imaginative worksheet.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Biggest and Smallest Mud Hop
Game
Biggest and Smallest Mud Hop
Concepts of "biggest" and "smallest" are important for early math learners. Decide which object is bigger or smaller in this cute game.
Kindergarten
Math
Game
Comparing Bigger and Smaller
Lesson plan
Comparing Bigger and Smaller
Kindergarteners love talking about how big they are! Help them develop a stronger understanding of big and small in this engaging measurement lesson.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson plan

Sharing Books

Sharing Books

Ask your child about the books they are reading in school, and share something about the book you are reading. It's important for children to learn how to talk about the things they're reading, this will improve reading comprehension.
Have students practice retelling stories. Begin by having students share about real-life events and then move into sharing about stories. As students read in class make sure to give them time at the end of reading time to share their books with partners. Provide them with sentence starters like: "My book is called... It is about..." Be sure to tell them not to give away the ending in case their buddy wants to read it!
I Can Retell a Story!
Worksheet
I Can Retell a Story!
Use this worksheet as a way for students to practice retelling a familiar story using their own words and images.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Map that Story!
Worksheet
Map that Story!
A big focus in kindergarten is on reading comprehension skills. This open ended worksheet is a wonderful way for students to practice these skills as they map out a familiar story using their own words and images.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sharing Ideas About Stories
Worksheet
Sharing Ideas About Stories
This open ended worksheet is a great way for students to practice sharing their opinions of read alouds while working on their reading comprehension skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Whales
Lesson plan
Comparing Whales
Help your kindergarten students learn about comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts in this fun under-the-sea-themed lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
A Day at the Zoo
Lesson plan
A Day at the Zoo
Your class will have so much fun reading books about the zoo and sharing reactions about the story that your they will be itching for a class field trip to the zoo!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Fantastic Fiction Retelling Stories
Lesson plan
Fantastic Fiction Retelling Stories
Use this fun lesson plan as a stand alone or pre-lesson when introducing the concept of retelling a story to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Sight Words

Sight Words

Review common sight words with your child, such as "like," "at," "in," and "on." Make up some fun songs or poems with their sight words!
It's important to review writing common sight words that students might be writing in their personal narratives (like, at, in, on, and, etc.).
Spruce Up the Sight Word: It
Worksheet
Spruce Up the Sight Word: It
Help your student color, cut, and paste his way to sight word mastery!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spruce Up the Sight Word: To
Worksheet
Spruce Up the Sight Word: To
Featuring a coloring and reading activity, this cool-looking worksheet asks your preschooler to decorate an important sight word: to.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spruce Up the Sight Word: In
Worksheet
Spruce Up the Sight Word: In
Is your child sight word savvy? Make learning these tricky words fun with a hands-on coloring and cut and paste activity.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spruce Up the Sight Word: Is
Worksheet
Spruce Up the Sight Word: Is
Looking for a way to make sight words fun? Turn them into an art project! Kids learn the word "is" as they turn the word into a funny sight word creature.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sight Word: The
Worksheet
Sight Word: The
Practice sight words with this simple sight word worksheet.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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