Diphthong: Ou

Diphthong: Ou

Brainstorm a list of words that are spelled with the vowel team "ou." Point out the different sounds the vowel team can make. It can make the short O sound as in "bought" or the ow sound as in "couch."
Have students think about words that include the vowel team "ou" in them and record them on sticky notes. Then, have students sort the words by the different sounds the vowel team can make: either the short o sound as in "bought" or the ow sound as in "couch."
Ou Sound
Ou Sound
Worksheet
Ou Sound
Did you know the "ou" sound has more than one sound? Get to know this vowel blend a bit better with a match-the-sound activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OU #2
Vowel Diphthongs: OU #2
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OU #2
Children work on phonics and spelling skills as they learn about the diphthong OU in this vocabulary-building worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
In this worksheet, kids practice decoding and understanding words with the diphthong ou.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sound of OW and OU
Sound of OW and OU
Worksheet
Sound of OW and OU
Early readers determine if words are spelled with OU or OW in this appealing phonics and spelling worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
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
Vowel Diphthongs: OU #1
Vowel Diphthongs: OU #1
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OU #1
Children work on phonics and spelling skills as they learn about the diphthong OU in this vocabulary-building worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Shapes

Shapes

Ask your child the describe the difference between 2D and 3D shapes. Give plenty of examples 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. Ask students to share what they notice about these shapes. How are they similar? How are they different?
Sort 2D and 3D Shapes
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
Cylinder Shape
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
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
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!
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
Triangle Time
Triangle Time
Lesson plan
Triangle Time
Students will work hard to build shapes with straws in this hands-on lesson about the defining attributes of triangles. Use alone or with **Know Your Shapes.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction Books

Your child might have several nonfiction books about a single topic. Read these books with your child and talk about how the books are similar or different.
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 similar information, or introduce something new?"
Venn Diagram: Same Topic, Different Information
Venn Diagram: Same Topic, Different Information
Worksheet
Venn Diagram: Same Topic, Different Information
Using this Venn diagram, young readers will compare and contrast two thematically similar works of nonfiction.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Roundup
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
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
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
The Doctor: Level I
The Doctor: Level I
Story
The Doctor: Level I
Help ease your child's fears about the doctor with this leveled book about who doctors are and what they do as they read about a young girl's full check-up.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information
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

Informational Writing

Informational Writing

Make sure your child starts an informational writing piece with an attention-grabbing introduction. Try prompting them to start with a question or interesting fact that grabs the reader's attention!
As students work on informational writing, make sure they have an attention-grabbing introduction. Teach them how to start with a question or interesting fact that grabs the reader's attention!
What Lives in the Lake?
What Lives in the Lake?
Worksheet
What Lives in the Lake?
This research, drawing, and writing worksheet is a fun introduction to informational and science writing. 
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Animals Report
All About Animals Report
Worksheet
All About Animals Report
Students will love learning about a new animal as they create an informational report using this helpful guide!
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
My Animal Habitat
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
Help your learners think about all of the different plants and animals that live in habitats all over the world!
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing
Informational Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing
Use this writing prompt activity to assess your first graders’ abilities to write informational texts. Students will use details and facts to convey a topic of their choosing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Through Research
Learning Through Research
Worksheet
Learning Through Research
This open-ended worksheet inspires students to research fascinating inventors!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Edit Your Informational Writing
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
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