Review Blends and Digraphs

Review Blends and Digraphs

As the school year winds down, prepare your child for second grade by reviewing blends and digraphs which can challenge some readers.
Your class may have had a lot of practice reading digraphs and blends, but it is still important to review them! Write words that include digraphs and blends, then have students sort them by type.
Beginning Consonant Blends
Worksheet
Beginning Consonant Blends
This fill-in-the-bubble test is a great way to help kids familiarize with standardized testing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: S Blends
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: S Blends
Boost your first grader's reading skills by practicing S letter blends like in smile, swing, and star.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: L Blends
Worksheet
Consonant Sounds: L Blends
Work on L blends with your first grader with this worksheet that asks kids to match pictures with the same beginning blend.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sorting Blends & Digraphs
Worksheet
Sorting Blends & Digraphs
Knowing how to spot blends and digraphs helps your students become super readers. Use this worksheet to give your students the chance to practice sorting the blends and digraphs they find.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Digraphs Matching
Game
Digraphs Matching
Do some quick digraphs review with this short-and-sweet matching game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Activity
Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Help your first grade reader master those letter blends like "ch" and "sh" with this memorable and hilarious beanbag toss game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

Place Value: Ten More and Ten Less

Place Value: Ten More and Ten Less

Play with money at home to teach place value. Teach your child that 10 pennies equal one dime.
Be sure to represent tens and ones in a variety of ways, and allow students opportunities to build numbers with cubes and blocks. Practice exchanging ten pennies for a dime to further reinforce place value.
Reading Place Value: Ones and Tens
Worksheet
Reading Place Value: Ones and Tens
Help your child improve his math skills determining place value with this printable, which is all about the ones and the tens place. challenge is math skills.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Counting Coins in the Wallet
Worksheet
Counting Coins in the Wallet
Get this first grade math worksheet, which focuses on counting coins.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value Game Show
Game
Place Value Game Show
Kids find numbers with tens and ones in this place value game show!
1st grade
Math
Game
Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction
Lesson plan
Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction
Who doesn’t like to spend money and plan parties? Students will subtract two-digit numbers as they calculate the remaining money for their party supplies. They will subtract in multiples of ten and focus on place value.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Subtraction Strategies
Lesson plan
Subtraction Strategies
Get your students synthesizing various subtraction strategies as they work with a partner to solve word problems. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Show Me the Money! Two-Digit Subtraction.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Retelling Stories

Retelling Stories

Be creative and have your child act out a favorite book with puppets or dolls. Stage a performance for the rest of the family!
By this time of the year, students should be reading A LOT! Give them an opportunity to retell and act out their favorite books with a reading buddy.
You Are a Character!
Worksheet
You Are a Character!
What better way to learn about characters in stories than to become one? In this activity, students take on the role of a character as they act out scenes with a partner.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling Story
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling Story
Test comprehension with this fairy tale jumble! Put "The Ugly Duckling" story scenes back in order.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1
Take your young reader on an adventure in the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Color the illustrations and practice reading and counting skills too!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Puppets
Worksheet
Character Puppets
Bring books to life by having students create their very own character puppets! When they're finished, students can use the puppets to act out their favorite scenes.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Would the Character Do?
Worksheet
What Would the Character Do?
Bring story characters to life by having your students imagine them in real life scenarios. In this creative activity, students will seek to analyze their favorite characters by thinking about how each one would react in different situations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play It Again
Lesson plan
Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practice their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Who are the Key Characters?
Lesson plan
Who are the Key Characters?
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to help your students identify key characters and events in fiction stories. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Play it Again lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Rainy Day: Level G
Story
The Rainy Day: Level G
In this leveled book about a rainy day, a little girl and her cat find fun things to do around the house.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Realistic Fiction: Editing

Realistic Fiction: Editing

Help your child edit a realistic fiction story at home. Check for correct capitalization and punctuation. Your child may even want to experiment with including dialogue in the story!
As your students put the finishing touches on their realistic fiction stories, show them how to reread and edit their stories. Check for correct capitalization. Some students may even want to include dialogue in their stories!
Fix the Sentences: Rainy Day
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Rainy Day
These sentences about rainy day fun have errors. Kids rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation on this second grade writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Baking a Cake
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Baking a Cake
These sentences about baking a cake have errors. Kids rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation on this second grade writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
Activity
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
With nothing more than a flat open space and some lively kids, you can reinforce key concepts of punctuation while having lots of healthy laughs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make That Dialogue Pop!
Worksheet
Make That Dialogue Pop!
As students write stories, encourage them to add dialogue to their writing with this fun worksheet. Students practice both correctly punctuating dialogue and adding details to make their writing pop!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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