Ou & Ow

Ou & Ow

Brainstorm a list of words that have the "ow" and "ou" with your child. Try to find a pattern that the words with each spelling follow.
Have students think about words that have the "ow" and "ou" sound and chart them on sticky notes. Then have students sort by spelling pattern. Ask: "What do you notice about when to use 'ou' or 'ow'?"
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Kids choose from the diphthongs oi, oy, ou, and ow to fill in the missing letters in the words on this second grade reading and writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ou and Ow
Worksheet
Ou and Ow
Vowel blends can be tricky for beginning spellers! Sort out your "ou" and "ow" sounds by filling in the blanks to finish these words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
'Til the Cows Come Home: Phonics Practice
Worksheet
'Til the Cows Come Home: Phonics Practice
This worksheet will help your first grader with his reading skills by focusing on the -ow sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Ow"
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Ow"
How now brown cow? Learn about the vowel diphthong "ow" with a fun activity! Your child will practice phonics and spelling.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"Ow" Sounds Phonics: A Cow in the House!
Worksheet
"Ow" Sounds Phonics: A Cow in the House!
Searching for a worksheet to help your kid gain practice spelling? This printable will give him experience spelling words with -ou and -ow.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short O Cloud Catcher 2
Game
Short O Cloud Catcher 2
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game

2D & 3D Shapes

2D & 3D Shapes

Ask your child if he knows the difference between 2D and 3D shapes. You can explain the difference using real objects, such as a piece of paper and a cereal box.
Explore flat shapes, like pattern blocks, and 3D shapes, such as cans, tubes, and cereal boxes, then have students share what they notice about these shapes. How are they similar? How are they different?
Sort 2D and 3D Shapes
Worksheet
Sort 2D and 3D Shapes
Can your kid tell the difference between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes? Kindergarten is a good time to start!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Cone Shapes
Worksheet
Cone Shapes
Help your child get to know 3-D shapes with this find-the-shape worksheet that asks her to circle the cone shapes, then draw examples of her own.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms
Worksheet
Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms
Teach your first grader about this common shape with this worksheet that asks him to circle the everyday things shaped like rectangular prisms.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Cylinder Shape
Worksheet
Cylinder Shape
A cylinder is a 3-D shape that appears in many everyday things. Help your child learn about cylinders by identifying the shape in her surroundings.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Shapes in Pictures: My Kind of Town
Worksheet
Shapes in Pictures: My Kind of Town
Show your child that shapes are more than just lines on a page with this worksheet that challenges him to find all the shapes in the picture.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
2D and 3D Shape Sort: Car
Game
2D and 3D Shape Sort: Car
On the road again! Kids identify 2D and 3D shapes in this sorting game.
1st grade
Math
Game
Know Your Shapes!
Lesson plan
Know Your Shapes!
In this lesson, your students will become familiar with shapes by identifying them in real life. Your students will love identifying how many sides shapes have by drawing and counting them!
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Your child might have several nonfiction books about a single topic. Present these books to your child and ask him what makes them different and what makes them the same.
Get students to sort nonfiction books into categories by topic. Pair students up to compare and contrast the books. Some prompts to start: "How are they the same? How are they different? Do they give us the same information, or do we learn something new?"
Compare and Contrast with Wolves
Lesson plan
Compare and Contrast with Wolves
Comparing and contrasting are essential comprehension tools for all age levels. Using fairy tales, this lesson guides students in comparing and contrasting characters in a fun way!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Same Topic, Different Information
Worksheet
Same Topic, Different Information
Just because books are about the same topic, doesn’t mean they include the same information! This worksheet uses a Venn diagram to help students compare and contrast information they learn from two books about the same topic.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Roundup
Worksheet
Nonfiction Roundup
The more books you read about a topic, the more you learn! This worksheet helps students compare and contrast information they learn from multiple books about the same topic.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Same Topic, Different Sources
Worksheet
Same Topic, Different Sources
As students read multiple nonfiction books about a topic, they’ll begin to learn more. Help them organize their notes and keep track of the new information they're learning with this fun book-themed graphic organizer!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Magical Book Matcher
Worksheet
The Magical Book Matcher
The more students read about a topic, the more they’ll become experts! Help kids embrace their expert status by having them recommend books to friends. They'll write a letter recommending at least two different books, sharing what makes each unique.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Writing Nonfiction: Beginnings

Writing Nonfiction: Beginnings

Make sure your child starts his nonfiction writing with an attention-grabbing introduction. Try prompting him to start with a riddle or question.
As students work on nonfiction writing, make sure they have an attention-grabbing introduction. For fun, have students start with a riddle or question!
Writing Prompt: Rainy Day
Worksheet
Writing Prompt: Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring... This cute and colorful printable gets her thinking about her favorite rainy day activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Photosynthesis?
Worksheet
What is Photosynthesis?
Ever wonder how the sun helps plants grow? Here is an easy way to explain the process of photosynthesis to your first grader.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write About the Weather
Worksheet
Write About the Weather
There's no better way to get your kid thinking about the weather than by having him write about it. Kids write a sentence about the weather in each picture.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Me! Things I Like
Lesson plan
All About Me! Things I Like
I like to run, play, and dance! In this lesson, students will learn how to express themselves and write simple sentences. Your class will gain important social skills by interacting with their peers during these activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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
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