# This Week in First Grade

Week 28

## Review Blends and Digraphs

Your child 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 your child sort them by type.
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
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Beginning Consonant Blends
This fill-in-the-bubble test is a great way to help kids familiarize with standardized testing.
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Consonant Sounds: S Blends
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Consonant Sounds: S Blends
Boost your learner's reading skills by practicing S letter blends like in smile, swing, and star.
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Consonant Sounds: L Blends
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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.
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Sorting Blends & Digraphs
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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.
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Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
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Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
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Digraphs Demolition
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Digraphs Demolition
Smash sight words in this fun game that challenges children to knock out the spoken word with the click of a mouse.
kindergarten
Game

## Place Value

Be sure to represent tens and ones in a variety of ways, and allow your child opportunities to build numbers with cubes and blocks. Practice exchanging ten pennies for a dime to further reinforce place value.
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.
Place Value Game Show
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Place Value Game Show
Kids find numbers with tens and ones in this place value game show!
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.
Math
Lesson plan
The Make Ten Game
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The Make Ten Game
Make making ten a game with this extra-easy addition card game that comes with all the supplies you need.
Math
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Worksheet
Try the tens-sticks technique in paper form with this place value worksheet.
Math
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Circle Ten and Solve
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Circle Ten and Solve
Groups of ten make addition a breeze! Use this nifty worksheet to learn about the "circle ten" shortcut.
Math
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Mystery Number
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Mystery Number
Find the mystery number in this intro-to-algebra worksheet that practice places value.
Math
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## 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.
The Ugly Duckling Story
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The Ugly Duckling Story
Test comprehension with this fairy tale jumble! Put "The Ugly Duckling" story scenes back in order.
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What Would the Character Do?
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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.
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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.
Lesson plan
The Rainy Day: Level G
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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.
Story
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
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Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Oh no, Jack's beanstalk story is all jumbled up! Cut out the pictures and fix the story sequence to help Jack get his story straight!
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The Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets
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The Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets
Act out this classic fairy tale of The Three Little Pigs with these cute little finger puppets!
kindergarten
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## 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!
Make That Dialogue Pop!
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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!
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Editing Stew
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Editing Stew
It’s time to make a stew...an editing stew! Students apply their knowledge of capitalization to write a plan for buying their ingredients on different days of the week.
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Find and Fix the Mistakes: Capitalization and Punctuation
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Find and Fix the Mistakes: Capitalization and Punctuation
Challenge your young learner’s command of grammar and punctuation rules with this printable quiz!
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Sentence Builder: Pronouns
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Sentence Builder: Pronouns
Pronoun practice is critical for building essential writing skills. Kids complete simple sentences by choosing correct pronouns, building a wall in the process.
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Revision Checklist
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Revision Checklist
This checklist can be be used when revising all types of writing! Have students use this handy writing tool to help them make their writing as strong as can be as they check for correct spelling, use of details, neatness, and more!
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Revision Reflection
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Revision Reflection
Help students reflect on revisions to their work and improve their writing with this worksheet.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.