Short E & Long E

Short E & Long E

Did your child bring home a list of spelling or vocabulary words? Have them sort words with the long E sound by spelling pattern. Create categories such as "ea", "ee" and "e_e."
As students get familiar with the different ways to write and read the long E sound, have them sort long E words by spelling. Create categories such as "ea", "ee" and "e_e."
Long and Short Vowels: "E"
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowels: "E"
With this phonics worksheet, kids match picture names to items representing short "E" and long "E" vowel sounds, then glue the pictures to the page.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Vowel Sounds: Long E, Short E
Worksheet
Vowel Sounds: Long E, Short E
Emergent readers practice distinguishing between long E and short E sounds with this cut-and-paste activity.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: Long E
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: Long E
First graders practice recognizing long e by coloring the pictures that have a long e sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "E" Word Search
Worksheet
Long "E" Word Search
Put a little fun back into phonics practice! Find all the long "e" words in the puzzle.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short E Moving Match 2
Game
Short E Moving Match 2
Help Muggo by using words containing the short E to power his friend making machine.
1st grade
Game

Measurement

Measurement

Teach your child to measure with nonstandard units with an obvious length dimension, such as straws or pieces of string before introducing rulers. Invite your child to measure objects at home with different nonstandard units of measure, and report on their findings! Talk about the objects using vocabulary such as longer, shorter, longest, and shortest.
Introduce measurement with nonstandard units with an obvious length dimension, such as straws or pieces of string. Invite students to measure objects in the classroom with different nonstandard units of measure, and report on their findings! Take time to teach vocabulary such as longer, shorter, longest, and shortest.
Measure Your Friends
Worksheet
Measure Your Friends
Get your students measuring with this fun, hands-on activity! Students will have a blast getting into groups of four and measuring and comparing different parts of their bodies.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Classroom Measurement Detective
Worksheet
Classroom Measurement Detective
Put on your detective hats because it's time for a measurement hunt! In this activity, students search for objects around the classroom that are shorter/longer than the given items. Your kids will have fun hunting for items and drawing what they find.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Measuring With Paper Clips
Worksheet
Measuring With Paper Clips
Measuring with paper clips is a great way to introduce kids to measurement and length.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Determining Relative Length: Shortest to Longest
Worksheet
Determining Relative Length: Shortest to Longest
Help your child practice his skills in spatial perception with this printable worksheet, which asks him to order objects from shortest to longest.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Measurement Madness
Lesson plan
Measurement Madness
This math lesson is filled with fun hands-on non-standard measurement activities! The lesson begins with an interactive story then has students explore measurement using several different objects as their tools!
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Measure with Cubes
Lesson plan
Measure with Cubes
Get your students thinking about the importance of standard measurement units with this fun hands-on activity. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Measurement Madness**.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction Books

When reading nonfiction books at home with your child, take time to point out different text features, such as the table of contents, labels, diagrams, headings, bold-faced words and glossary. Talk about how these text features help us understand the topic.
When introducing nonfiction books to students, take time to point out different text features, such as the table of contents, labels, diagrams, headings, bold-faced words and glossary. Talk about how readers use these text features help them understand the topic.
Table of Contents
Worksheet
Table of Contents
Help your little bookworm get to know the layout of a table of contents! She'll deconstruct this sample table of contents by answering the questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary
Worksheet
Glossary
This worksheet can help first graders to practice learning how to locate information using a glossary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Headings
Worksheet
Headings
This worksheet is designed to help students understand what is a heading is and practice writing them.
1st grade
Worksheet
Add a New Text Feature
Worksheet
Add a New Text Feature
Nonfiction books have a variety of text features. But they could sometimes use more! In this activity, students analyze the existing text features in a book and create a new feature to add.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mini Dictionaries!
Lesson plan
Mini Dictionaries!
Smaller dictionaries that are totally relevant to the material being read? In this lesson, students will learn that these miraculously really do exist and go by the name of glossaries!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Dictionaries & Definitions
Lesson plan
Dictionaries & Definitions
In this lesson, students will practice defining words by making their own vocabulary cards. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Mini Dictionaries lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
My Five Senses: Level J
Story
My Five Senses: Level J
What do each of your five senses do? Find out in this activity that works on both reading skills and life science learning at the same time.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Informational Writing

Informational Writing

Practice informational writing with your child at home. Begin by brainstorming topics that your child already knows a lot about, or is curious about. Then, be sure to read plenty of nonfiction books about the topic before writing!
Introduce an informational writing unit by brainstorming topics that students know a lot about. Build background knowledge about these topics by reading plenty of nonfiction books during read-alouds.
Helpers in Our School Community
Lesson plan
Helpers in Our School Community
Who is who in your school community? In this lesson, students will learn about the people who work at their school and how everyone helps each other to keep the school running safely.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
My Family: Writing Practice
Lesson plan
My Family: Writing Practice
Family first! This lesson encourages students to think about families and how diverse families can be.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Writing From the Heart
Lesson plan
Writing From the Heart
This lesson will inspire your students to focus on the people, pets, things, places, and ideas that mean the most to them! Your students will practice writing in this heartfelt lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Informational Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing
Use this writing prompt activity to assess your first graders’ abilities to write informational texts. Students will use details and facts to convey a topic of their choosing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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