Transition Words

Transition Words

Point out transition words in the stories and news articles that you read with your child.
When introducing transition words, spend some time reading aloud to show how these words help the flow of a story.
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
Game
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
In this quiz, young readers will practice using commas with transition words and phrases.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sequencing Outline
Worksheet
Sequencing Outline
Help your students practice using sequencing and transition words in writing with this straightforward graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Worksheet
Adding Transition Words
Worksheet
Adding Transition Words
Have fun with functional and informative transitions with this cooking-themed activity. Students will solidify their knowledge of important transition words to improve their sequencing and informational writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Transition Words & Phrases
Worksheet
Narrative Transition Words & Phrases
Help your students solidify their use of transition words with this cute version of the classic ugly duckling story. By helping to fill in the missing transition words throughout the narrative, students will flex their sequencing and organization skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Time Transition Word Sort
Worksheet
Time Transition Word Sort
Noticing too many “thens” in student narratives? Use this transition word sort activity to get kids thinking about different time transitions in their writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Game
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Practice building sentences, and fill in the blanks with the correct transition word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Represent and Interpret Data

Represent and Interpret Data

Make sure your child knows the essential terminology for organizing information, including words like "characteristics," "categories," "data," and "table."
Support English language learners by introducing essential terms for organizing information, such as "characteristics," "categories," "data," and "table." Provide multiple visuals and examples to deepen students' understanding of these terms.
Math Table
Worksheet
Math Table
Help your second grader learn how to read a math table by using this math farm table to answer a set of questions.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Pictograph Practice: Planting Trees
Worksheet
Pictograph Practice: Planting Trees
Ready for some pictograph practice? Build your child's graph literacy with a lesson on reading a pictograph about trees.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Ocean Lake River Questions
Worksheet
Ocean Lake River Questions
Do you prefer rivers, oceans, or lakes? Students will practice coming up with questions by analyzing the data given in this Venn diagram.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Summer Hobbies Venn Diagram
Worksheet
Summer Hobbies Venn Diagram
Practice reading Venn diagrams with some of the most popular summertime hobbies. Your child will learn to analyze and interpret data by answering questions.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Pool Toys Venn Diagram
Worksheet
Pool Toys Venn Diagram
Students practice creating a Venn diagram by organizing the pool toys into the correct categories. Students will also learn to differentiate between shapes.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Bar Graphs: Interpreting Data
Lesson plan
Bar Graphs: Interpreting Data
In this lesson, students will make bar graphs and interpret data using real-life data from other students. They will get practice writing and answering survey questions.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Let's Collect Data!
Lesson plan
Let's Collect Data!
This hands-on EL Math Lesson will help students develop compare and contrast skills while they think about effective ways to collect data. Use alongside Bar Graphs: Interpreting Data or as a stand-alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Reading with Fluency

Reading with Fluency

Create a Reader's Theater script! Decide on the setting, characters, and plot. Next, assign family members to be certain characters. This is a great way to connect as a family and help your child with their oral fluency (and imagination).
Have your students participate in Reader's Theater performances throughout the year. Not only will students get more comfortable speaking in front of peers and teachers, but they will also have the opportunity to practice their oral fluency in an engaging way!
The Paper Bag Princess
Lesson plan
The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Lesson plan
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of character traits. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to The Paper Bag Princess lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
I Help My Family: Level M
Story
I Help My Family: Level M
In this interactive story made for readers who are ahead of the curve, Mya and her family take care of chores and help each other out.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Give your students practice with Reader’s Theater in the wonderful genre of drama. They will read and practice fluency, as well as comprehension.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Use this winter-themed Reader’s Theater script to engage your readers as they practice reading fluently. Then challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Use this Valentine's Day reader's theater script to engage students as they practice reading fluently.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Fluency Checklist!
Worksheet
My Fluency Checklist!
Use this handy fluency checklist to help your students track their accuracy, expression, and pacing when reading to support comprehension!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Publishing

Publishing

Celebrate your child's at-home writing projects by "publishing" them! Bind pages into a simple book at your local or online print shop, or have your child decorate a cover and fasten the pages together yourself.
Celebrate your students' accomplishments and encourage them to reflect on their writing with a Publishing Party! As students discuss their writing process with classmates, the audience can add stickers to a chart with questions and prompts.
100th Day of School: Accomplishment Medal
Worksheet
100th Day of School: Accomplishment Medal
More and more schools are beginning to celebrate the 100th day of school. Help your child list her biggest accomplishments from the first 100 days of school.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write an Earth Day Song
Worksheet
Write an Earth Day Song
This April kids can write their own Earth Day song or poem using this colorful worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peacock Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Peacock Writing Prompt
Imagine what would happen if a crow wanted to be a peacock! Give your little storyteller a fun way to practice her creative writing with this prompt.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing From the Heart
Lesson plan
Writing From the Heart
This lesson will inspire your students to focus on the people, pets, things, places, and ideas that mean the most to them! Your students will practice writing in this heartfelt lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Creative Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Creative Writing Prompt
Kick start your child's creativity with a fun creative writing prompt! He'll imagine and write what it'd be like to be a rock star
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Amazing Girl
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Amazing Girl
Practice writing about Amazing Girl by using your imagination to answer the questions asking for a description of this unique super hero!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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