Long A

Long A

The sound "ay" can be spelled as "ay" or as "a_e" (for example, clay and late). Be sure to point these common spelling patterns out to your child as you read books together.
As students get familiar with the different ways to write and read the long A sound, have them sort words looking for those different vowel patterns and teams. For example, you might ask your students if the word "day" belongs with the "a_e" words or the "ay" words.
Learning Long Vowels: Long A in Tray
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: Long A in Tray
Kids practice reading and writing the long a sound in words ending like tray.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Worksheet
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Introduce your first grader to ai words with this long vowels worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Long Vowel Bingo
Worksheet
Play Long Vowel Bingo
Teach your child the difference between long and short vowels with this fun bingo game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds
What makes a long vowel long? Review the long vowel sounds with your beginning reader.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Game
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Time to shop! Kids must sort short and long vowel words at the toy store.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game

Add Three Numbers: Make a Ten and Count On

Add Three Numbers: Make a Ten and Count On

When your child is adding three numbers together, point out that looking for combinations of 10 can make solving the problem easier. For example, with 3 + 7 + 5, start by adding 3 and 7. Then, count on 5 more to solve.
When students start adding three numbers, encourage them to make a ten when possible and then count on. For example, when adding 3 + 7 + 5, point out that 3 and 7 make 10. Then count on 5 more to solve the problem.
Add All Three: Adding Three Numbers
Worksheet
Add All Three: Adding Three Numbers
If your child is looking for a number challenge, we've got the worksheet for her. She may be a whiz at adding two numbers, but can she add three numbers?
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Add Multiple Numbers
Worksheet
Add Multiple Numbers
Challenge your child to add three, four, and five numbers together. He may find the task daunting, but there's a trick to add multiple numbers that will help!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Adding Three Numbers
Worksheet
Adding Three Numbers
Try this bright worksheet to give your first grader some at-home practice with adding three numbers!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Three Pigs Addition: Adding Three Numbers
Worksheet
Three Pigs Addition: Adding Three Numbers
If your child is confident in their addition skills, challenge them to tackle addition with three numbers.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Adding Three is a Breeze!
Lesson plan
Adding Three is a Breeze!
Get your students excited about adding by introducing them to word problems with three addends!
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Number Roll
Lesson plan
Number Roll
Engage your students with a fun game that provides practice adding three numbers in any order. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Adding Three is a Breeze**.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Taking Notes While Reading

Taking Notes While Reading

Show your child how to use sticky notes to mark pages as they read. They can attach sticky notes to a page when they have a question about the text, or are able to make a connection. Then, have them share their notes with you after they finish reading.
Encourage students to use sticky notes to mark pages as they read. They can mark an exclamation mark on a sticky note for something exciting or funny, or a question mark if they find something confusing. Then, have them share their sticky notes with their reading buddy.
Readers Record Their Thinking
Lesson plan
Readers Record Their Thinking
It is important for students to stop and think as they read. This activity/lesson is a fun and quick way to see how students are thinking as they read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Reading with Symbols
Lesson plan
Reading with Symbols
In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
My Reading Notes Bookmark
Worksheet
My Reading Notes Bookmark
This printable bookmark prompts kids to reflect on what they are reading.
1st grade
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Kids can demonstrate their understanding of what they are reading with this printable bookmark.
1st grade
Worksheet
Stop and Jot
Worksheet
Stop and Jot
This printable bookmark gives readers an open-ended platform with which to make notes about what they are reading.
1st grade
Worksheet
These Parts Stick in My Mind
Worksheet
These Parts Stick in My Mind
This printable bookmark encourages students to reflect on what they are reading, as they are reading.
1st grade
Worksheet
My Favorite Foods: Level F
Story
My Favorite Foods: Level F
For kids who are just getting used to reading, here's a leveled book that's sure to whet their appetite.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

How-To Writing

How-To Writing

How-to writing involves giving instructions for how to do basic tasks, like brushing teeth, playing tag, or checking out a library book.
Be sure to brainstorm and record things students can do so that they have plenty of ideas for different topics. Make sure to include activities that are not too complicated, like brushing teeth, playing tag, or checking out a library book!
Things I Know How to Do and Make
Worksheet
Things I Know How to Do and Make
This worksheet is designed to help students brainstorm their own simple how-to stories by giving them space to plan and write.
1st grade
Worksheet
Horizontal Writing Template with Prompts
Worksheet
Horizontal Writing Template with Prompts
This how-to writing template is a horizontal version of our Scaffolded Writing Template with Prompts, which helps kids to organize their thoughts for writing.
1st grade
Worksheet
How to Get Dressed
Worksheet
How to Get Dressed
This worksheet helps kids to create a guide for doing something they do every day: get dressed!
1st grade
Worksheet
Cooking Up a How-To Story
Lesson plan
Cooking Up a How-To Story
Cooking up a delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly is as simple as writing a how-to story in this lesson designed to teach students the different parts of a how-to story. Everyone will walk away with their heads and tummies filled!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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