Short O Spelling Patterns

Short O Spelling Patterns

Try rhyming to learn the short O sound. Write the word "rot" down on a piece of paper, and ask your child if they can think of any words that rhyme. You can write these words down together, listening to the first sound in each word.
A classroom word wall should be used as an interactive and dynamic tool for the classroom. It should be updated frequently and should include words that illustrate the orthographic feature you are teaching. It should also include words that can be used to spell other words. For example, "rot" can be used to teach students the short O sound and can be used to generate other words such as "not," "shot," etc.
Short O Hopper
Game
Short O Hopper
Kids click on mud piles that have the short O sound in them.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short O Match-Up
Game
Short O Match-Up
Early readers find pictures with the short O sound for phonics-building fun!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Short "O" Sounds Color Puzzle
Worksheet
Short "O" Sounds Color Puzzle
Help your child learn vowels and improve his reading skills with this printable worksheet that's all about short "o" sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short and Long Vowel Review
Worksheet
Short and Long Vowel Review
By now, your child knows that not all vowel sounds are the same. Challenge him to determine whether words contain a short or long vowel sound.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Bingo
Worksheet
Short Vowel Bingo
Short Vowel Bingo, an educational twist on a favorite classroom game. This game helps kids differentiate short vowels from long vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Modeling Numbers within 1,000

Modeling Numbers within 1,000

Place value disks are great tools for kids learning about place value. Try a few worksheets to see if they help your child.
Place value disks are an excellent manipulative to use when modeling numbers within 1,000. Eventually students will use these disks to visually represent addition and subtraction problems with 2 and 3 digit numbers. Encourage more advanced students to transition from disks to modeling the numbers with a place value chart and drawings.
Comparing Numbers Using Place Value Disks
Worksheet
Comparing Numbers Using Place Value Disks
This worksheet teaches second graders how many ones, tens and hundreds are in numbers, a key skill in this year's math curriculum.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Using Place Value Disks to Identify and Compare Numbers
Worksheet
Using Place Value Disks to Identify and Compare Numbers
This worksheet offers guided practice in place value, a skill second graders will focus on this year.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Representing Numbers Using Place Value Disks
Worksheet
Representing Numbers Using Place Value Disks
This place value worksheet is perfect for the second grader who loves to draw!
2nd grade
Worksheet
Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
Lesson plan
Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
Dive into understanding place value by using place value disks to represent and compare numbers.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Less Than or Greater Than: 100 to 999
Game
Less Than or Greater Than: 100 to 999
Kids compare three-digit numbers at the swamp in this silly game.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Number Hold'em 2
Game
Number Hold'em 2
This drag and drop card game will teach students how to compare large 3-digit numbers through a match up against Floyd the Dog.
2nd grade
Math
Game

Review of Decoding Strategies

Review of Decoding Strategies

Help your child decode, or know the pronunciation of, new words by reviewing spelling patterns, word families, and sight words.
This is a good time to review the decoding strategies that students have been learning and practicing. Ask students to discuss what their favorite strategy is and why. The more aware students are of their learning styles, the more proactive and successful they can be in their learning.
Vowel Teams
Worksheet
Vowel Teams
Get to know some awesome vowel teams in simple words that you already know. You'll identify the team, fill-in-the-blanks, and complete a fun wordsearch!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Homophones: "Ee" and "Ea"
Worksheet
Homophones: "Ee" and "Ea"
Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Try to see if your child can tell which word is which.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Phonics Fun: Double O Words
Worksheet
Phonics Fun: Double O Words
Boost your second grader's phonics knowledge with a lesson on double o words like "look".
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ew
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ew
Give your second grader practice reading and decoding "ew" words with this worksheet that asks her to choose the word that completes each sentence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ow
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ow
Help your second grader master sounding out and reading "ow" words like cow and towel.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Game
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Developing reading comprehension skills is essential to becoming a super reader. Challenge kids to recall details about Jack and the Beanstalk in this game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Human Dictionary
Lesson plan
Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Vocabulary Focus
Lesson plan
Vocabulary Focus
Use this lesson to explicitly teach unknown vocabulary words to students using structured language practice strategies. This can be used a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Narrative Writing & Elements of a Story

Narrative Writing & Elements of a Story

One great book to read with your child is Swimmy by Leo Lionni. It helps demonstrate the concept of protagonist vs. antagonist easily through a predator/prey relationship.
The relationship between characters is a pivotal element of a story. The main character, usually described as a protagonist, often faces a problem or a villain (antagonist) that serves as an obstacle to the protagonist meeting their goal. The predator/prey relationship is one way to demonstrate the protagonist vs. antagonist dynamic. A good read aloud text to use is Swimmy by Leo Lionni.
Character Development
Worksheet
Character Development
Conjure some creative characters with this worksheet that will help kids develop great descriptive writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Super Hero Supporting Details
Worksheet
Super Hero Supporting Details
Super powers and saving the world will make any child want to write! Your third grader will learn about adding supporting details to his main idea.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Slide
Worksheet
Story Slide
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them fill out this handy slide graphic organizer with plot, protagonist, and antagonist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Story's Characters
Worksheet
My Story's Characters
Characters are at the very center of any story, and learning how to create dynamic characters is essential for budding writers. Your students can use this handy organizer to plan rich character development in their creative writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Game
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Developing reading comprehension skills is essential to becoming a super reader. Challenge kids to recall details about Jack and the Beanstalk in this game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
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