R-Controlled Vowels: IR, ER, and UR

R-Controlled Vowels: IR, ER, and UR

Write words containing IR, ER, and UR on index cards. Ask children to sort them by vowel pattern. What do they notice? What sound do these words have in common? How are they different?
Write words containing IR, ER, and UR on index cards. Ask students to sort them by vowel pattern. What do they notice? What sound do these words have in common? How are they different?
Er, Ir, Ur Words
Worksheet
Er, Ir, Ur Words
Get a handle on your r-controlled vowels with this reading worksheet that focuses on "er", "ir" and "ur".
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write the Sight Words: "Her"
Worksheet
Write the Sight Words: "Her"
Help your child learn the sight word "her" with this printable phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write the Sight Words: "Were"
Worksheet
Write the Sight Words: "Were"
Looking for a phonics worksheet to help your child with sight words? This printable will give him practice with the word "were".
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Missing -er, -ir-, ur Letters
Worksheet
Find the Missing -er, -ir-, ur Letters
Use this entertaining missing letters worksheet with your students to practice reading r-controlled vowel combinations that say -er!
1st grade
Worksheet
Read and Match the R-Controlled Vowels
Worksheet
Read and Match the R-Controlled Vowels
Use this read-and-match activity with your students to practice reading r-controlled vowel combinations.
1st grade
Worksheet
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

Place Value: Tens and Ones

Place Value: Tens and Ones

Studying place value is easier and more fun with physical objects. Play with blocks or counting cubes that represent ones and tens.
When teaching place value, give students ample time to build numbers with tens and ones rods or with linker cubes.
Counting Tens and Ones
Worksheet
Counting Tens and Ones
Who says learning place value has to be hard? This counting worksheet makes it as easy as 1-2-3!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Lacy's Place Value
Worksheet
Lacy's Place Value
For each two-digit number on this first grade math worksheet, kids determine the place value of each digit, then write each digit in the tens or ones column.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Quincy's Place Value
Worksheet
Quincy's Place Value
For each two-digit number on this first grade math worksheet, kids determine the place value of each digit, then write each digit in the tens or ones column.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
You're a Number Maker!
Worksheet
You're a Number Maker!
Engage your students in learning about place value by having them make their very own numbers! Students will have fun drawing out tens and ones to create any number they wish with this creative math worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value Blocks
Game
Place Value Blocks
Kids must count up tens and ones to identify the number in this place value game.
1st grade
Math
Game
Adding 10 or 1 on a Hundreds Chart
Worksheet
Adding 10 or 1 on a Hundreds Chart
Practice place value and addition and see where the two intersect with this hundreds chart that teaches how to add in groups of ten and one.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value Party
Lesson plan
Place Value Party
Now that your first graders are able to count consecutively, introduce them to the tens and ones place values. Using tens and ones blocks will make math easy and fun for everyone!
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

When reading fiction series, invite your child to reflect on the main character. Who are they? What do they look like? Where do they live? How do they spend their time? What are their interests and passions?
When reading fiction series, invite students to reflect on the main character. Who are they? What do they look like? Where do they live? How do they spend their time? What are their interests and passions?
Rapunzel Story Map
Worksheet
Rapunzel Story Map
Have your little ones test their knowledge of "Rapunzel" with this whimsical story map, which includes space for them to write the problem, solution, setting, and more.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is a Character Trait?
Activity
What is a Character Trait?
Who are the people young readers meet in their books? This reading activity will help your first grader build important comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Storytelling: Identifying Elements in Wonderland
Lesson plan
Storytelling: Identifying Elements in Wonderland
In this lesson, your students will be taken into wonderland by reading familiar stories such as The Ugly Duckling. Your students will identify characters, setting, and main events in these stories.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
Lesson plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Fiction Comprehension: Characters
Worksheet
Fiction Comprehension: Characters
Use this worksheet to record how a character is feeling at the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
1st grade
Worksheet
The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
Lesson plan
The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
In this funny twist of the "Three Little Pigs," the wolf ends up rather confused! After reading this story, your students will have a great time acting out their versions of "Who's at the Door? A Split-Page Surprise Book" by Jonathan Allen.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
What Happened?
Lesson plan
What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing About Characters

Developing Characters and Realistic Fiction

Have your child consider a character's backstory before writing. Who are they and how do they spend their time?
Promote meaningful character development by encouraging students to spend time imagining their character. Offer a list of questions: Who are they? What do they look like? Where do they live or spend their time? What do they like to do? What are their interests and passions? Students can use a graphic organizer to answer these.
Fiction Character Traits Organizer
Worksheet
Fiction Character Traits Organizer
As students write realistic fiction stories, have them think, draw, and take notes about their main character by filling out this graphic organizer.
1st grade
Worksheet
Realistic Fiction Character Organizer
Worksheet
Realistic Fiction Character Organizer
As students write realistic fiction stories have them think, draw, and take notes about their main character by filling out this graphic organizer.
1st grade
Worksheet
Character Analysis Worksheet
Worksheet
Character Analysis Worksheet
Help your kids learn about fictional characters by identifying their inner and outer traits using this character analysis worksheet.
1st grade
Worksheet
Crafting a Character
Lesson plan
Crafting a Character
Your students will use a well-loved story to learn how to create their own detailed characters. This lesson focuses on understanding the pre-writing and planning phase of storytelling.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
How to Analyze a Character
Lesson plan
How to Analyze a Character
Your students become masters at character analysis as they learn how to describe fictional characters by identifying traits and providing concrete evidence to support their thinking.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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