Diphthong: Ow

Diphthong: Ow

Write words that include the letters "ow" on sticky notes or index cards, and read the words out loud to your child. Categorize the words by those that say the long O sound (e.g. "grow"), and those that make the "ow" sound (e.g. "owl").
Invite students to brainstorm words that include the diphthong "ow" in small groups on sticky notes or index cards. Then, read each word aloud. Categorize the words by those that make the long O sound (e.g. "grow"), and those that make the "ow" sound (e.g. "owl").
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
'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
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
Vowel Team Spelling
Game
Vowel Team Spelling
Feet or feat? Kids practice spelling common vowel team words and distinguishing between common homophones in this interactive vowel pair game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Fractions

Fractions

Cut out various shapes from paper and draw lines on the shapes to divide them into equal and not equal parts. Ask your child which shapes are divided into equal parts, and sort the shapes together.
Build a strong foundation with fractions by teaching students to differentiate between equal and not equal parts. Use paper cut-outs to model the concept. Have students sort shapes into 2 categories: those that are divided into equal parts, and those that are not divided into equal parts.
Divide the Shapes in Half
Worksheet
Divide the Shapes in Half
There's more than one way to divide these shapes! Introduce students to fractions by having them divide the shapes into equal parts and then color one half.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Four Equal Quarters
Worksheet
Four Equal Quarters
Tackle two geometry concepts with this cut and paste activity. Students identify which shapes are divided equally into four quarters.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Fraction Frenzy: One Half
Worksheet
Fraction Frenzy: One Half
Get your kid into a fraction frenzy with this easy-to-understand worksheet that introduces them to one-half.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Fraction Frenzy: 1/4
Worksheet
Fraction Frenzy: 1/4
Help your kid understand what one-fourth means with this introduction to fractions.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Halves as Fair Shares
Lesson plan
Halves as Fair Shares
Who wouldn't want to split a birthday cake with their best friend? In this lesson, students will practice dividing circles and rectangles into halves as they develop an understanding of equal shares.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Share a Pizza
Lesson plan
Share a Pizza
Everyone loves pizza! Introduce the concept of fractions as equal shares in a familiar context. Use alone or with **Halves as Equal Shares.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction Books

Keep reading plenty of nonfiction books at home. Encourage your child to draw and write about what they are learning in the nonfiction texts.
As students dive deeper into nonfiction books, allow them time to draw or write about new information they are learning. Students can share new information about a topic with their reading partners.
Reread It!
Worksheet
Reread It!
Nonfiction books are jam-packed with information, which is why it’s important to read them more than once! This worksheet encourages students to reread nonfiction, summarizing what they learned with pictures and words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Share Your Summary
Worksheet
Share Your Summary
After reading nonfiction books, encourage students to share what they’ve learned by writing letters to a family member. Students will use this letter template to share the name of the book and a detailed summary of what they learned.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Partners Record!
Worksheet
Reading Partners Record!
Engage students in reading by having them share about the nonfiction books they read. This activity will get students talking, listening, and writing! They'll take turns sharing about the book they've read before writing a summary of their partner's book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summary to Speech
Worksheet
Summary to Speech
Engage students in reading by having them share about the nonfiction books they read. In this activity, students write a summary—in speech form!—of a book that they read. For added fun, have them give their speeches to a partner—or even the whole class!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Facts, Facts, Facts
Worksheet
Facts, Facts, Facts
As students read nonfiction books, have them keep track of the fun facts they're learning using this graphic organizer. After collecting five interesting facts in the bubbles, students can use them to write a summary of the book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information
Lesson plan
Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information
As students reread nonfiction, have them draw or write new information they learn. Students then share these new learnings with reading partners.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Lesson plan
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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Many Neighborhoods: Level G
Story
Many Neighborhoods: Level G
In this interactive activity for early readers, kids can learn all about their local community and get started with skills they'll need to read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Informational Writing: Publishing

Informational Writing: Publishing

A great way to extend informational writing studies is to have your child create a nonfiction book about a topic. Get creative by creating a decorated cover and table of contents page as well.
Allow students time to revise and edit their informational writing before publishing their work. Provide a fancy cover to decorate and a table of contents page to include.
Make Your Cover Shine
Worksheet
Make Your Cover Shine
Make your writing shine with a cover that pops! After students have completed a piece of informational writing, it’s time for them to make engaging covers. This worksheet helps students include all of the key elements—title, picture, and the author's name
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Plan Your Table of Contents
Worksheet
Plan Your Table of Contents
Hooray, your students have written informational books! But have they also created a table of contents? Through this activity, young authors will consider the different sections of their writing as they add this important element to their books.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Edit Your Informational Writing
Worksheet
Edit Your Informational Writing
After writing a draft of an informational piece, have students edit their writing with this handy checklist. Students will check their writing for correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as an accurate table of contents.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Revise Your Informational Writing
Worksheet
Revise Your Informational Writing
After writing a draft of an informational piece, have students revise their writing with this handy checklist. Students will work to improve their sentences and add more details and descriptions that will take their writing to the next level.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Editing Partners: Informational Writing
Worksheet
Editing Partners: Informational Writing
Editing is more fun with a partner! After writing a draft of an informational piece, this activity gets students working in pairs to improve their writing. Partners will read each other's work and then use this worksheet to provide constructive feedback.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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