Long E & A

Long E & A

Write down several long E and long A words and look at their spellings with your child. Have your child help you sort them by common spelling patterns. For example: "day," "play," and "stay" all use the same spelling pattern.
As students get familiar with different ways to read long A and long E words, have them sort words by looking for those different word patterns. For example: "day," "play," and "stay" all follow the same spelling pattern.
Find the Long E Words
Worksheet
Find the Long E Words
Boost phonics and reading skills with a picture-perfect activity, where your little one will figure out which items have a long "e" in their name.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sounding It Out: Ai Vowel Pair
Worksheet
Sounding It Out: Ai Vowel Pair
Help your first grader get to know words with the vowel pair ai, and sneak in some writing practice while you're at it.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All in the Word Family: "Eep" Words
Worksheet
All in the Word Family: "Eep" Words
Children practice their reading skills and familiarize themselves with the "-eep" word family in this cut-and-paste activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Lesson plan
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Students will learn long vowel tricks to expose impostor vowels who “say” their name in this fun game that teaches the long vowel rule.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Decomposing Numbers

Decomposing Numbers

Continue to practice decomposing numbers at home so that your child understands the relationship between addition and subtraction. Play fun number games with cards and dominoes so that they learn to love math!
Provide fun ways for students to practice decomposing numbers. Try having them pull a domino out of a bag and write the related fact family, including 2 addition and 2 subtraction equations.
Inverse Operations Practice
Worksheet
Inverse Operations Practice
Kids will learn more about inverse operations by reviewing their subtraction problems. Use addition, the inverse of subtraction, to review problems.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Additive Inverse Practice
Worksheet
Additive Inverse Practice
Have your child work backwards to solve addition problems and learn more about the additive inverse.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Inverse Operation: Addition and Subtraction
Worksheet
Inverse Operation: Addition and Subtraction
Your child will complete the addition number sentence to learn more about inverse operations. Start off your child with this inverse operation worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Inverse Subtraction Practice
Worksheet
Inverse Subtraction Practice
Your child will practice subtraction, by using inverse operations. Find the missing numbers to solve the subtraction problems.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Complete the Inverse Operation
Worksheet
Complete the Inverse Operation
Your child will develop the skills necessary to recognize patterns by completing inverse operations as well make a connection between addition and subtraction.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Asteroid Subtraction
Game
Asteroid Subtraction
It's subtraction in space! Help this astronaut cat clear asteroids and count how many are left in this short subtraction game.
1st grade
Math
Game
Dots & Dots of Fact Families
Lesson plan
Dots & Dots of Fact Families
Get out the dominoes! This fun lesson help students visualize how addition and subtraction are related, all while building their fact family fluency.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Fact Family Houses
Lesson plan
Fact Family Houses
Math meets art in this fun lesson where students create a house for a fact family. Use the scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Dots & Dots of Fact Families.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Retelling Stories

Retelling Stories

When talking about your day with your child, make sure to use plenty of sequencing vocabulary such as "first," "next," "then," and "last." Then, ask them to use these sequencing words to retell the plot of a favorite book.
As students talk about their books with partners, make sure that they are using plenty of sequencing vocabulary such as "first," "next," "then," and "last."
Fairy Tale Story Map
Worksheet
Fairy Tale Story Map
Use this fairy tale story map to follow the details of your child's favorite stories and strengthen his reading skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Three Little Pigs Story Map
Worksheet
Three Little Pigs Story Map
Help your child comprehend his reading better by using this graphic organizer. Help him fill out the story map for The Three Little Pigs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Paper Bag Princess
Lesson plan
The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Sticky Reading Comprehension
Lesson plan
Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
Lesson plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Compare & Contrast Pictures
Lesson plan
Compare & Contrast Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice comparing and contrasting texts...without even reading them! By looking closely at pictures and text features, students will be prepared to further compare fiction texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Dragon: Level F
Story
The Dragon: Level F
Children read along as Ben searches high and low for his brother's missing toy dragon.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

How-To Writing: Labeling Pictures

How-To Writing: Labeling Pictures

Encourage your child to include labeled pictures with their how-to writing. Show them how these labeled illustrations help the reader understand the steps more clearly. You can even make a mini how-to book at home.
Encourage students to include labeled pictures with their how-to writing. Show them how these labeled illustrations help the reader understand the steps more clearly!
How to Make a Windsock
Worksheet
How to Make a Windsock
See the wind in action! Little scientists can make and decorate their very own windsocks to hang in the breeze, using this template.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
How to Make a Sandwich
Worksheet
How to Make a Sandwich
Students learn to identify and order the steps needed to make a sandwich by writing a description of each illustrated step.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
How to Make Lemonade
Worksheet
How to Make Lemonade
With this worksheet, kids will gain familiarity with how-to writing.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Plant Life Cycle
Worksheet
Plant Life Cycle
Challenge your first grader to put these plant life cycle stages in the correct order with this fun beginning biology sheet.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
Parts of a Tree
Lesson plan
Parts of a Tree
What's so great about a tree? With this lesson, your students will be able to find out by exploring the benefits of trees through a beautiful story, catchy song and fun drawing activity.
Kindergarten
Science
Lesson plan
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