Long O

Long O

A quick refresher: Long vowels say their names. Take time this week to review the different Long O spelling patterns with your child.
Invite students to work in small groups to sort words or pictures by long or short O sound. Encourage students to sound out words slowly, listening to the difference between the short and long O sound.
Long "o" Sound
Worksheet
Long "o" Sound
In this worksheet, choose words from the box to complete each sentence. This worksheet helps kids recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "O"
Worksheet
Long "O"
Review the long o sound and practice reading long o words with your first grader with help from this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long o Words
Worksheet
Long o Words
Help your first grader get acquainted with long o words with this phonics worksheet. He'll learn letter patterns from the oe in doe to the oa in goat.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "O" Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Long "O" Vowel Sounds
On this first grade phonics worksheet, your child will practice identifying the long "O" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then she'll write a long "O" word.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long O Word Search
Worksheet
Long O Word Search
Help your child learn vowels and improve his spelling skills with this printable worksheet that's all about the vowel sound of the long O.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long O Words Spelling
Game
Long O Words Spelling
What letter combinations make the long O sound? Kids practice common long O spelling patterns in this interactive bus stop game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game

Measurement

Measurement

Make sure your child has had plenty of practice using nonstandard units of measure before introducing tools such as rulers to measure length. Kids love playing with measuring tools, so review the basics and start measuring around the house!
Make sure your students have had plenty of practice using nonstandard units of measure before introducing tools such as rulers to measure length. Kids love playing with measuring tools, so review the basics and start measuring objects in the classroom!
How to Measure with a Ruler
Worksheet
How to Measure with a Ruler
Learning how to measure with a ruler is a skill kids will use throughout their whole lives! Build measurement skills with this practice page.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure in Centimeters
Worksheet
Measure in Centimeters
There are many different ways to measure length. Practice measuring in centimeters using the mini rulers provided.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Which One is Longer?
Worksheet
Which One is Longer?
Which one is longer? Practice quantifying things in measurements using this beginner's worksheet!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
How to Measure with a Ruler
Worksheet
How to Measure with a Ruler
Learning how to measure with a ruler is a skill kids will use throughout their whole lives! Build measurement skills with this practice page.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Reordering Objects
Game
Reordering Objects
Kids compare objects by their length and height to place them in the correct order.
1st grade
Math
Game
How Big Is It?
Lesson plan
How Big Is It?
Your young scientists will have tons of fun visiting measurement stations and using tools to measure various objects. They'll even be able to create posters at the end of the activity.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Measurement Tools
Lesson plan
Measurement Tools
Introduce students to measurement tools with this fun hands-on activity. Students will get plenty of practice comparing length and weight as well. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **How Big is It?**.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction Books

Invite your child to make predictions about a topic before reading a nonfiction book at home. Ask your child: What do you already know about the topic? What more do you want to learn? Then read the book to see if you were able to answer any questions!
Activate prior knowledge before reading a new text to the class. Ask students: What do you already know about the topic? What more do you want to learn?
Brainstorm Before Reading
Worksheet
Brainstorm Before Reading
Set students up for success when reading nonfiction by having them brainstorm what they already know about a topic. Students will use this simple graphic organizer to record things they know and want to know before diving into their book to learn more.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Activate That Background Knowledge
Worksheet
Activate That Background Knowledge
Engage students in reading before they even start! Students prepare for reading a nonfiction text by looking at the pictures in the book and answering a series of questions that get them thinking about what they already know about the topic.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cut and Paste the Main Idea: Mother Cats
Worksheet
Cut and Paste the Main Idea: Mother Cats
This worksheet teaches first graders to identify the main idea and supporting details by arranging the sample sentences provided.
1st grade
Worksheet
Cut and Paste the Main Idea: Shapes
Worksheet
Cut and Paste the Main Idea: Shapes
Can your first grader pick out the main idea in a group of sentences?
1st grade
Worksheet
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Worksheet
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Maximize what your students learn from reading nonfiction by having them fill out a KWL chart before and after reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How to Find the Main Idea
Lesson plan
How to Find the Main Idea
Get ready to develop important comprehension skills! Students will read different informational passages and learn to identify the main idea. They will then use their knowledge of main ideas to write their own informational passages.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Main Topic
Lesson plan
Main Topic
It's time to dig into some nonfiction books! In this lesson, students will practice identifying the main topic of nonfiction texts. This lesson can be used alone or with the How to Find the Main Idea lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Informational Writing

Informational Writing

Encourage your child to notice nonfiction text features as they read, and to include these features in their own informational writing. Point out how authors use diagrams and labels to help explain the topic of the book.
As students write informational pieces about topics of interest, have them study the features of the nonfiction texts they are reading. What do they notice? How are nonfiction texts organized? Are there details in the pictures? How can students include nonfiction text features such as diagrams and labels in their own writing?
Learning from Other Authors
Worksheet
Learning from Other Authors
Making notes about what you liked in an author's writing is the first step to building a strong relationship with a text.
1st grade
Worksheet
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
Worksheet
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
One of the best ways to prepare for writing is by examining another author’s work. In this activity, students look closely at a nonfiction text and answer questions about what they find in preparation for writing their own.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Notetaker
Worksheet
Nonfiction Notetaker
In order to write informational texts, students need to research their topics. Use this handy notetaker to help students record and think through the new information they are gathering.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
Lesson plan
Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
Learning from others is a huge part of getting better at something, including writing! In this lesson, students will study works by nonfiction authors to enhance their own nonfiction writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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