Playing with Consonants

Consonant Review

Your child will be looking at consonants and vowels at the beginning of first grade. Play a quick game by naming a letter and challenging your child to name as many words as they can that begin with that letter.
Students will need to review letters and sounds at the beginning of the year. This week, focus on the difference between a consonant and a vowel. Pick a consonant each day and have students quickly brainstorm words that begin with that letter.
Beginning Sounds Match-Up
Worksheet
Beginning Sounds Match-Up
Practice letter sounds by matching pictures with the same beginning sound.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Initial Sounds
Worksheet
Initial Sounds
B is for bow! Working on initial sounds is fun with this matching worksheet. Kids match pictures with their beginning letters.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Beginning Sounds Letter Match-Up
Worksheet
Beginning Sounds Letter Match-Up
Build your kid's knowledge of beginning letter sounds with this alphabet worksheet. Say the letters and match it to the pictures with those beginning sounds.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Beginning Sounds: F to J
Worksheet
Beginning Sounds: F to J
Looking for a kindergarten worksheet to help your child learn the alphabet? This printable will give him practice with the letters F through J.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write the Missing Beginning Letter
Worksheet
Write the Missing Beginning Letter
Kids are sure to have fun looking at the pictures and finding the missing letters on this alphabet worksheet. It's great phonics practice!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Cloud Catcher: C, N, P, W
Game
Alphabet Cloud Catcher: C, N, P, W
Students soar into the sky and catch uppercase letters in the clouds.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game

Reviewing Numbers 1 to 30

Reviewing Numbers 1 to 30

Play games with your child that involve counting up to 30. Try dominoes, jacks, or other simple counting games.
Allow students to play plenty of games where they have to count and record up to 30. For example, play a game where students connect dominoes until the total number of dots equals 30.
How Many Toys?
Worksheet
How Many Toys?
Have students practice real-world counting skills in this engaging activity. Students get the chance to count many different objects and practice writing numbers to 30.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
How Many Animals?
Worksheet
How Many Animals?
Have students practice real-world counting skills in this engaging activity. Students get the chance to count many different animals and practice writing numbers to 30.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Writing Numbers 1-10
Worksheet
Writing Numbers 1-10
Repetition, repetition, repetition! Help your kindergartener learn to write the names of the first ten numbers with this brightly colored worksheet.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
Number Maze: Skating Koala
Worksheet
Number Maze: Skating Koala
Kids give a skating koala a hand, drawing a path from the koala to the ice by counting and tracing numbers from 1 to 20 on this kindergarten math worksheet.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Number Maze: Help the Dirty Duck!
Worksheet
Number Maze: Help the Dirty Duck!
Kids give a rubber ducky a hand, drawing a path from the duck to the tub by counting and tracing numbers from 1 to 10 on this kindergarten math worksheet.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Counting Restaurant Orders
Game
Counting Restaurant Orders
Kids fills lunchtime orders as quick as they can in this number recognition game.
1st grade
Math
Game
I Spy Counting Practice
Lesson plan
I Spy Counting Practice
Engage students in counting through fun "I Spy" activities! Students gain fluency counting and recording numbers to 30.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Penny Toss!
Lesson plan
Penny Toss!
Students will get plenty of practice counting and writing numbers to 30 as they compete to win this fun game! Use this scaffolded EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **I Spy Counting Practice.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Make Reading a Part of Everyday Life

Picking a "Just Right" Book

Establish routines at home to make reading a habit. You might reserve 10 minutes per day as "quiet reading time" before dinner, after school, or maybe just before bed.
Now is a good time to start going over good reader's workshop behaviors. Plan explicit mini-lessons around the behavior you expect to see during reading time.
Picking "Just Right" Books
Worksheet
Picking "Just Right" Books
Help students prepare for reader’s workshop by picking books to read independently. Students will choose three books that look appealing and read one page. If there are five or less words that are tricky to read, they've found a book that is just right!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Talk About Texts
Worksheet
Talk About Texts
Help students prepare for reader’s workshop and practice reading comprehension by sharing about books they’ve read. After taking turns telling a partner all about their chosen books, students will write or draw about what their partner shared.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Preview
Worksheet
Book Preview
Get ready to read! Set students up for success by showing them how to preview texts before reading. Young readers are challenged to predict what the book is about using the title and illustrations before diving into the story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: Create a Story Map
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: Create a Story Map
Boost your first grader's reading comprehension by using a story map to outline a story visually.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Right Books
Lesson plan
Finding the Right Books
To help develop independent readers, we need to make sure our students are able to identify books they can read independently. Teaching students to pick "just right" books helps them develop reading fluency by reading books at their level.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Learning New Vocabulary
Lesson plan
Learning New Vocabulary
In this lesson, students will identify new vocabulary words from a text read aloud. After selecting new words, they will create their own picture dictionaries to learn the meaning of each new word.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Let's Go To The Park!: Level E
Story
Let's Go To The Park!: Level E
Kids follow the narrator of this leveled book through a day at the park, from snacks to soccer to a game of tag.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Letter Practice & Writing Names

Letter Practice & Writing Names

Ease into handwriting practice by focusing on the lowercase letters this week. Play with magnetic letters at home, or invite your child to build letters with play dough. They can even practice tracing letters in salt or sand!
Review handwriting and letter formation to make sure students are writing their letters from top to bottom. Try focusing on the lowercase letters this week.
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter F
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter F
Help your preschooler get a head start on reading with this colorful alphabet worksheet all about the letter F.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter G
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter G
Grab your preschooler's attention with the letter G! This charming worksheet gets her familiar with the letter that starts words like go, green, and gift.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter H
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter H
Prepare your preschooler for reading readiness by getting her familiar with the letter H. This worksheet will do the trick!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter I
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter I
Want to get your preschooler ready for reading? This charming gives her an interesting introduction to the letter I.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter J
Worksheet
Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter J
Bring your preschooler one step closer to reading with this fun worksheet that's jam-packed with the letter J.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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