Diphthong: Oo

Diphthong: Oo

Focus on the vowel team "oo" this week, as found in words such as pool and book. Point out the different vowel sounds found in words as you are reading at home with your child.
Continue to study vowel sounds by inviting students to think about words that have a double O vowel team. Record different words on sticky notes. Then have students come up and sort the words according to the sound that the "oo" makes (e.g. pool and tool vs. took and book).
Oo Sound
Oo Sound
Worksheet
Oo Sound
All vowels behave differently. Explore the difference between the two "oo" sounds with this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OO #1
Vowel Diphthongs: OO #1
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OO #1
Children work on phonics and spelling skills as they learn about the diphthong OO (as in book) in this vocabulary-building worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OO #2
Vowel Diphthongs: OO #2
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OO #2
Children work on phonics and spelling skills as they learn about the diphthong OO (as in book) in this vocabulary-building worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Scramble: Double Vowels
Word Scramble: Double Vowels
Worksheet
Word Scramble: Double Vowels
This first grade word scramble will give your child practice with the different sounds that the double vowels "oo" and "ue" can make.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Which Diphthong?
Which Diphthong?
Worksheet
Which Diphthong?
Kids choose the diphthong -ow or -ou to spell simple words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sort the Diphthong
Sort the Diphthong
Worksheet
Sort the Diphthong
Kids sort words with the diphthong -aw and short o in this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Data and Graphing

Data and Graphing

Your child can conduct mini-surveys among family members or friends to practice data collection. One example to try: "Which vegetable do you prefer: broccoli, peas, or carrots?"
Prepare mini-surveys for the students at the beginning of each lesson, and analyze the results as a class. One example to try: "Which vegetable do you prefer: broccoli, peas, or carrots?"
Bar Graphs: Favorite Color
Bar Graphs: Favorite Color
Worksheet
Bar Graphs: Favorite Color
Fill out a basic bar graph by polling students for their favorite color.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Weather Graph
Weather Graph
Worksheet
Weather Graph
Observe and record the weather with your kindergartener with this cute fill-in weather graph.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Beginning Bar Graphs: Favorite Sports
Beginning Bar Graphs: Favorite Sports
Worksheet
Beginning Bar Graphs: Favorite Sports
This worksheet is a fun, hands on way to practice beginning data and graphing skills.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Graphing a Fruit Survey
Graphing a Fruit Survey
Lesson plan
Graphing a Fruit Survey
What's your favorite fruit? In this lesson, your students will practice important skills by learning to interpret and present data in a visual form.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Pet Survey
Pet Survey
Lesson plan
Pet Survey
Expressing opinions and graphing data go hand in hand in this lesson on choosing a pet. Dog, cat or fish? Let your students decide! Use alone or with the lesson **Graphing a Fruit Survey.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Color Bar Graph
Color Bar Graph
Game
Color Bar Graph
Kids must help Cuz-Cuz and Birdee read bar graphs in this colorful data game.
1st grade
Math
Game

Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction Books

As you read with your child, encourage them to point out tricky new vocabulary words. Work together to figure out what it means, using picture and context clues.
As students read, encourage them to point out tricky new vocabulary words. Students can work together to figure out what each word means, using picture and context clues.
Vocabulary Backpack
Vocabulary Backpack
Worksheet
Vocabulary Backpack
The words you learn from reading can go with you wherever you go! As students read nonfiction books, have them add the new words they learn — along with their definitions — to this vocabulary backpack!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
As students read nonfiction books, have them think which important words teach about the main topic. At the end of this activity, students will have made a web of vocabulary words!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
Vocabulary is the Key!
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Lesson plan
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Figuring Out Tricky Words
Figuring Out Tricky Words
Lesson plan
Figuring Out Tricky Words
Get ready to teach students strategies for understanding new words! Students will practice strategies to read new words in nonfiction books. This lesson can be used alone or with the New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
All About Apples: Level H
All About Apples: Level H
Story
All About Apples: Level H
Learn all about apples in this leveled book that works on both reading and life science skills at the same time.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Informational Writing: Capitalization

Informational Writing: Capitalization

Continue to read about high-interest topics that your child will be excited to write about. Remind your child to use capital letters at the beginning of sentences as they write informational stories.
Continue to support your class with drafting and revising informational writing. This week, highlight the use of capital letters for proper nouns, and at the beginning of sentences.
What Lives in the Sea?
What Lives in the Sea?
Worksheet
What Lives in the Sea?
This research, drawing, and writing worksheet is a fun introduction to informational and science writing. 
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
When to Capitalize
When to Capitalize
Worksheet
When to Capitalize
Confused about when to capitalize? This handy reference worksheet goes over common capitalization rules that kids encounter frequently.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Features (Capitalization)
Sentence Features (Capitalization)
Worksheet
Sentence Features (Capitalization)
Something isn't right about these sentences—they're missing correct capitalization! Use this activity to assess your students’ abilities to capitalize sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Capitalization
Get into Grammar: Capitalization
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Capitalization
Although it may seem trivial, remembering to write the proper letter--whether lower or uppercase--is one of the most important writing skills for first grade.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Kitty Cat
Fix the Sentences: Kitty Cat
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Kitty Cat
Kids rewrite incorrect sentences to gain practice with sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation on this first grade reading and writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Capitalizing Proper Nouns
Get into Grammar: Capitalizing Proper Nouns
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Capitalizing Proper Nouns
In this worksheet, children will read five sentences, then rewrite them using the correct capitalization.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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