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.
Sounding It Out: Ai Vowel Pair
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:
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
Long Vowel Review
Long Vowel Review
Worksheet
Long Vowel Review
What does a long vowel sound like? Students will sound out four words and choose which words have a long vowel.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Circle the Long Vowels: E
Circle the Long Vowels: E
Worksheet
Circle the Long Vowels: E
Learners label seven illustrations, then circle the words with the long E sound, in this early literacy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long
Long "E" Sounds Word Search
Worksheet
Long "E" Sounds Word Search
Looking for a worksheet to help your child learn vowels? This printable worksheet will improve his skills as he find words with the long "E" sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Long A Words
Reading Long A Words
Worksheet
Reading Long A Words
Mastering vowel sounds is an important step on the path to reading! Use this one-on-one assessment to gauge your first graders' knowledge of words that have a long A sound by having them read these sight words aloud.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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
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
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
Complete the Inverse Operation
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
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
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
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
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
The Paper Bag Princess
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
Compare & Contrast Pictures
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
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
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Worksheet
The Three Little Pigs
Read this charmingly illustrated story of "The Three Little Pigs" then use the finger puppets to retell it!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
Worksheet
Little Red Riding Hood
Do you remember the story of Little Red Riding Hood? Sit down for story-time with your little reader, and put these mixed-up scenes back in order!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

How-To Writing

How-To Writing

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 Sandwich
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
How to Make Lemonade
Worksheet
How to Make Lemonade
With this worksheet, kids will gain familiarity with how-to writing.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Life Cycle of a Plant
Life Cycle of a Plant
Lesson plan
Life Cycle of a Plant
From seed to flower, students will learn all about the life cycle of a plant in this science lesson. Your class will discover what living things need to grow, and learn the various stages of a plant’s life span, with new vocabulary words.
1st grade
Science
Lesson plan
Sharing Expert Knowledge
Sharing Expert Knowledge
Lesson plan
Sharing Expert Knowledge
Even though they may be young, every child is an expert in something! In this lesson, students will learn how to share this expert knowledge with others.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Scaffolded How-To Writing Worksheet
Scaffolded How-To Writing Worksheet
Worksheet
Scaffolded How-To Writing Worksheet
This worksheet helps first graders learn to organize their thoughts and take a step-by-step approach to tackling a new assignment.
1st grade
Worksheet
How Do We Play This Game?
How Do We Play This Game?
Worksheet
How Do We Play This Game?
This graphic organizer introduces kids to informational writing by asking them to explain how to play a game to a new friend.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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