R-Controlled Vowels: Ar & Ur

R-Controlled Vowels: Ar & Ur

This week be on the look out for words containing "ar" and "or." Keep track of the words on a stack of index cards. Ask your child to sort the cards by sound.
Tell students to brainstorm words containing "ar" and "or", and write the words on index cards. Ask students to sort the cards by sound.
Missing Sounds: -or/-ar
Worksheet
Missing Sounds: -or/-ar
This engaging worksheet will help your students practice reading words with the "bossy R."
1st grade
Worksheet
Crossword Puzzle: -or/-ar
Worksheet
Crossword Puzzle: -or/-ar
Use this crossword puzzle to provide your students with practice reading words with the "bossy R."
1st grade
Worksheet
Word Sort: -oar/-ar
Worksheet
Word Sort: -oar/-ar
This word sort will help your students practice reading words with the "bossy R."
1st grade
Worksheet
Race to the Farm: A Bossy R Game
Worksheet
Race to the Farm: A Bossy R Game
This game helps kids practice reading words with the "bossy R."
1st grade
Worksheet
Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
Lesson plan
Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
Your students will love playing the game, “Race to the Farm” while also practicing how to decode and pronounce words that contain R-controlled vowel combinations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Bossy R Words Spelling
Game
Bossy R Words Spelling
Bossy R words feature r-controlled vowel sounds. Help kids learn how to properly sound out and spell these words in this interactive game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Telling Time

Telling Time

Give your child the responsibility of making sure your family leaves for work, school, or another outing at the correct time. Tell your child what time they need to look out for, then ask them to give you five- and ten-minute warnings. Play the Clock Concentration Game, below, for extra practice telling time.
A DIY card-matching game can offer children extra practice as they learn to tell time. Use the Clock Concentration Game, below, to have students match digital clock faces with analog clock faces.
Clock Concentration Game
Worksheet
Clock Concentration Game
This fun concentration game gives students practice with telling time to the hour and half hour while matching analog and digital clock faces.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Telling Time: Crazy Clocks
Worksheet
Telling Time: Crazy Clocks
For this first grade math worksheet, kids look at each analog clock, determine the time, and write the time in the spaces provided.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Telling Time: Morning Activities
Worksheet
Telling Time: Morning Activities
What time do you wake up in the morning or start school? Have students flex their time-telling skills by matching analog and digital clocks, all while keeping track of common morning activities.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Time Review: Time Match
Worksheet
Time Review: Time Match
Review analog time with your first grader with this handy worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Clock Match: Time to Half-Hour
Game
Clock Match: Time to Half-Hour
Kids learn to master telling time with analog clocks in this matching game.
1st grade
Math
Game
The Clock Struck What?
Lesson plan
The Clock Struck What?
It's time-telling time with this fun lesson featuring Trudy Harris' 'The Clock Struck One.' Students will learning about time with a short story and hands-on practice with analog clocks.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Getting to Know Characters

Getting to Know Characters

As you embark on a new book series, invite your child to become a pre-reading detective. Ask your child to make predictions about the characters from the book cover and blurb. What clues might they discover about the characters or the story they are about to read?
As you embark on a new book series, invite students to become pre-reading detectives. Ask students to make predictions about the characters from the book cover and blurb. What clues might they discover about the characters or the story they are about to read?
Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer
The next time you're having story time, be sure to use this fairy tale graphic organizer to boost comprehension!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Me: Character Traits
Lesson plan
All About Me: Character Traits
It's all about me! In this lesson, students will identify character traits in a story and decide if they have the same traits. This lesson incorporates literature, writing, comparison skills, and social skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Cinderella Story Map
Worksheet
Cinderella Story Map
This Cinderella story map is ready to keep the details of a classic and beloved fairy tale in order. As your child thinks of who is in the story, and…
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Map
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Map
Fill in this story map to organize the details of the Jack and the Beanstalk story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cat in the Hat Responsibility
Lesson plan
Cat in the Hat Responsibility
In this lesson, students will explore the trait of responsibility through the characters in a famous Dr. Seuss book. By the end, students’ character and knowledge about literacy will have grown.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Compare with Adjectives
Lesson plan
Compare with Adjectives
Which traits do your students share with their favorite characters? Find out as you introduce new adjectives! This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan All About Me: Character Traits.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
I Help My Family: Level G
Story
I Help My Family: Level G
In this interactive story made for beginning readers, kids can read about Mya and the ways in which she and her family help each other out.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Realistic Fiction Writing: Developing Characters

Realistic Fiction Writing: Developing Characters

Help your child develop a realistic fictional character. Your child can draw a picture and tell you about the character, or write a short paragraph about the character.
Teach students how to develop a realistic fictional character. Students can draw their character in the middle of a blank piece of paper, then brainstorm words to describe that character around their drawing.
Write Your Main Character
Worksheet
Write Your Main Character
Students answer key questions about their main character to develop details in this pre-writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Supporting Character
Worksheet
Write Your Supporting Character
Kids strengthen their pre-writing skills and learn about character development with this planning worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Become a Character Detective
Worksheet
Become a Character Detective
Help students practice close reading with this character detective worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing: Create a Character
Lesson plan
Writing: Create a Character
Your students will hone their creative writing skills as they design their own fictional characters. Use this lesson to introduce the concept of using key details and descriptive language during the prewriting phase of storytelling.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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