Diphthong: Aw

Diphthong: Aw

When studying new vowel sounds, have your child brainstorm a list of words that contain that sound.
Continue with phonics and word study by focusing on the "aw" diphthong this week. Invite students to brainstorm as many words as they can with "aw" in them. Then, compile a master list to read aloud as a class!
Practice Reading Vowel Dipthongs: aw
Practice Reading Vowel Dipthongs: aw
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Dipthongs: aw
Help your beginning reader practice decoding tricky "aw" words with this complete the sentence worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs:
Vowel Diphthongs: "Aw"
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Aw"
A diphthong is a combination of letters that produces complex vowel sound. In this worksheet, your child will get familiar with the diphthong "Aw".
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Aw and Au
Aw and Au
Worksheet
Aw and Au
Get to know your vowel sounds with an exercise about the "aw" and "au" sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finish the -aw Story
Finish the -aw Story
Worksheet
Finish the -aw Story
Use this story worksheet to practice the diphthong -aw with your students.
1st grade
Worksheet
Diphthong -aw Sort
Diphthong -aw Sort
Worksheet
Diphthong -aw Sort
Use this sorting activity to practice reading the diphthong -aw with your students.
1st grade
Worksheet
Short O Song 2
Short O Song 2
Game
Short O Song 2
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Telling Time

Telling Time

Introduce time at home by talking to your child about what time they do different activities, such as dinner time or bedtime. Be sure to reflect on about how long each activity takes.
When teaching time to the hour and half hour, show students how the clock can be divided in half. The entire clock face is the whole, and it takes 60 minutes for the minute hand to complete a full rotation. It takes 30 minutes for the minute hand to rotate halfway around the clock face.
Be on Time
Be on Time
Worksheet
Be on Time
These busy bees need some help getting their honey delivered in time.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Time Review: Tell Time with Carlos Cat
Time Review: Tell Time with Carlos Cat
Worksheet
Time Review: Tell Time with Carlos Cat
Carlos Cat is here to help your first grader review time.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
On the Hour
On the Hour
Worksheet
On the Hour
Give your first grader a head start on time by practicing telling time on the hour. Match each clock to the correct time it tells.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
On the Half Hour: Telling Time with Clockwork Cat
On the Half Hour: Telling Time with Clockwork Cat
Worksheet
On the Half Hour: Telling Time with Clockwork Cat
Join Clockwork Cat as she practices telling time on the half hour.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Telling Time: Tick-tock
Telling Time: Tick-tock
Worksheet
Telling Time: Tick-tock
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
What Time Is It?
What Time Is It?
Game
What Time Is It?
What does the clock say? Kids must tell time to the hour and half-hour.
1st grade
Math
Game
Counting Hours: What Time Is It?
Counting Hours: What Time Is It?
Lesson plan
Counting Hours: What Time Is It?
Give first graders a sense of time by introducing them to telling time by the hour. Students who have mastered the numbers 1 to 12 will be eager to keep the class on a time schedule.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Summarize Nonfiction Books

Summarize Nonfiction Books

After your child finishes reading a nonfiction book, talk to them about what the book was about and what they learned about the topic. Encourage them to summarize the most important information that they learned about the topic from the book.
As students read nonfiction books, make sure they are talking about what they are learning with a partner. Tell students to keep track of five facts on their fingers as they read that they want to remember to share with their partner.
Five Finger Retell
Five Finger Retell
Worksheet
Five Finger Retell
After reading informational books, have students retell what they learned using this helpful worksheet. Students will have fun counting off five facts they've learned from their nonfiction reading and then sharing their newfound knowledge with friends!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read, Tell, Write
Read, Tell, Write
Worksheet
Read, Tell, Write
After reading informational books, have students share a summary with a partner. Then have them write out their retelling using this worksheet. Students will be masters of their topics when all is said and done!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Retell Sentence Frames
Retell Sentence Frames
Worksheet
Retell Sentence Frames
Support students to construct summaries of informational books by using the sentence frames on this handy worksheet. Your students will get useful practice retelling what they've learned from their nonfiction reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pick a Page
Pick a Page
Worksheet
Pick a Page
Help students to retell information they’ve read in informational books with this helpful worksheet. Students will choose four pages from their nonfiction book to summarize, writing their sentences in the pages of the fun book graphic.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's This Page About?
What's This Page About?
Worksheet
What's This Page About?
Summarizing a whole book can be daunting, so why not start with just one page? Help students to retell information they’ve read in nonfiction books by choosing one page to summarize.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Lesson plan
Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Tap into children's curiosity by having them record and share key details found in nonfiction texts! This lesson can be used alone or with the Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Many Neighborhoods: Level G
Many Neighborhoods: Level G
Story
Many Neighborhoods: Level G
In this interactive activity for early readers, kids can learn all about their local community and get started with skills they'll need to read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Informational Writing: Publishing

Informational Writing: Publishing

If your child writes an informational story at school, be sure to give them a chance to share their findings by reading the story aloud at home!
After students have published their informational writing, have a publishing party. Invite families to visit the classroom, and allow students to read their stories aloud. Celebrate their accomplishments!
Animal Research
Animal Research
Lesson plan
Animal Research
Who doesn’t love learning about animals? Engage students in research as they write informational books about animals.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Tell About Animals
Tell About Animals
Worksheet
Tell About Animals
Your kids will love learning and sharing about animals in this engaging research activity! Engage students in the research process as they prepare to write informational books about animals.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Lesson plan
Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Students will love learning about a tiny (yet very interesting!) animal in this rainforest-inspired lesson plan focusing on ants.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
All About Leafcutter Ants
All About Leafcutter Ants
Worksheet
All About Leafcutter Ants
Help your students practice their informational reading skills as they learn about leafcutter ants!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hidden Animals
Hidden Animals
Lesson plan
Hidden Animals
It's time to make—and hide—animals! In this lesson, students read a story about camouflage and then create their own animals to hide. Finally, students write an informational paragraph to describe their animals' hiding powers.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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