Week 17

Short O & Long O

For a quick exercise, make a list of words with your child that contain the long O. See if your child can find different long O spelling patterns, such as o_e, oe and oa.
Have students brainstorm words that have the long O sound and record their answers. Point out the different long O spelling patterns (such as "oa," "o_e," and "oe"). Invite students come up and underline or highlight those spelling patterns in each word.
Fox and Goat: Practicing Vowel O Sounds
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Fox and Goat: Practicing Vowel O Sounds
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Sounding It Out: Oe and Oa Vowel Pairs
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Sounding It Out: Oe and Oa Vowel Pairs
Vowel pairs are easier to sound out than they look. Help your first grader tackle the vowel pairs oe and oa with this matching worksheet.
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
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Short O Hopper
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Short O Hopper
Kids click on mud piles that have the short O sound in them.
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Short Vowel Sounds: "O"
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Short Vowel Sounds: "O"
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Long/Short O
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Long/Short O
It's time to check in on those long and short vowel sound skills! Use this fun picture assessment to check your first graders’ abilities to distinguish long and short O sounds.
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Measurement

Continue your study of measurement by having your child pick various items around the house. Estimate how many items long each item might be using either a standard or nonstandard unit of measurement. Then measure each object to check the guess!
Continue your study of measurement by having students pick various items around the room. Estimate how many items long each item might be using either a standard or nonstandard unit of measurement. Then measure each object to check the guess!
Measure the Length
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Measure the Length
Math
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Measurement Practice: Centimeters
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Measurement Practice: Centimeters
Get some sensational measurement practice with this centimeter worksheet.
Math
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Estimate Length
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Estimate Length
Estimation is an important part of math and science. Practice estimating length by using your best guess!
Math
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Footy Fun!
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Footy Fun!
Looking for a fun way to learn about measurement? Inch on over to this engaging lesson. Students will love using their own feet to determine the lengths of different objects.
Math
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Measurement Hunt
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Measurement Hunt
Introduce students to measurement with this fun scavenger hunt! Students practice measuring with string as they work in partners to develop language skills. Use alone or with the lesson Footy Fun!
Math
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Measure a Sneaker: Centimeters
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Measure a Sneaker: Centimeters
Practice measuring centimeters with your first grader as you find the length of each shoe.
Math
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Nonfiction Books

As you read a variety of nonfiction texts on different topics, review the importance of text features such as diagrams, captions, and headings. Remind students that good readers use text features to help them understand the topics of nonfiction books.
Fiction or Nonfiction?
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Fiction or Nonfiction?
This worksheet can help students determine fiction and nonfiction writing styles, an essential part of the first grade language arts curriculum.
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Literature Sleuth
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Literature Sleuth
This worksheet teaches first graders to be literature sleuths by identifying which of the sample texts are fiction and which are nonfiction.
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What's in a Text Feature?
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What's in a Text Feature?
Ever wondered how to explain what an index is to a 6 year old? Look no further! Use this engaging lesson to help your students become text feature experts.
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Searching for Text Features
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Searching for Text Features
Direct instruction about text features will help ELs better comprehend nonfiction texts. In this lesson, students will practice identifying text features. This lesson can be used alone or with the What's in a Text Feature? lesson plan.
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A Chicken's Life Cycle: Level H
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A Chicken's Life Cycle: Level H
Which came first? Get ready for some life science learning and reading practice all in one in this interactive activity about the life cycle of a chicken.
Story
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This worksheet provides a sample table of content and comprehension questions to go along with them to help kids practice.
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Informational Writing

As students become experts on various topics they can write books to practice informational writing. Show them how they can incorporate nonfiction text features, such as a table of contents, headings, diagrams, labels, in their books.
Hunt for Nonfiction Text Features
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Hunt for Nonfiction Text Features
This handy chart helps first graders find text features in the nonfiction books they are reading.
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Nonfiction Text Feature Match
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Nonfiction Text Feature Match
This worksheet teaches first graders all about common text features of nonfiction writing.
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Draw That Fact
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Draw That Fact
This worksheet will help first graders to practice their nonfiction writing by asking them to write facts about a topic with which they are familiar.
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Writing Journal
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Writing Journal
Help kids express themselves through writing with this blank journal page.
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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Tap into children's curiosity by having them record and share key details found in nonfiction texts! This lesson can be used alone or with the Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information lesson plan.
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Sentence Writing: Animals
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Sentence Writing: Animals
What is your favorite animal? Answer this question and many more in this creative writing worksheet in which young writers can practice writing sentences.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.