Tricky Spelling

Tricky Spelling

Encourage your child to notice patterns in words that have a long vowel sound to help them see how words have similar spelling patterns. After they have built their confidence with common long-vowel patterns, you can introduce them to some less common patterns. Word sorting is great to way to help your child notice vowel pairs and teams.
After students have built their confidence with common long-vowel patterns, you can introduce them to some less common patterns. Word sorting is great to way to help kids notice vowel pairs and teams.
Long A Vowel Word Sort
Worksheet
Long A Vowel Word Sort
Kids sort long A vowel words in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Search & Sort: Vowel Teams ee & ea
Worksheet
Search & Sort: Vowel Teams ee & ea
Your phonics detectives will put their vowel team knowledge to the test as they search for the long E vowel sound.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long U Search and Sort: ui, ew, and ue
Worksheet
Long U Search and Sort: ui, ew, and ue
Your phonics detectives will put their vowel team knowledge to the test as they search for the long U vowel sound.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long and Short /oo/ Visuals
Worksheet
Long and Short /oo/ Visuals
Use this resource with your students to practice spelling words with the short and long /oo/ sound.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Let’s Spell the /er/ Sound
Worksheet
Let’s Spell the /er/ Sound
Kids practice the /er/ sound with this spelling sheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Multi-Syllable Words Spelling Patterns: Floyd Danger
Game
Multi-Syllable Words Spelling Patterns: Floyd Danger
Kids practice spelling and breaking words into syllables in this fun cave adventure.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Number Comparisons

Number Comparisons

Remind your child to start with the highest place value when comparing numbers. For example, kids should look at the value of the thousands place before moving onto the hundreds place.
Remind your students to start with the highest place value when comparing two numbers. For example, when comparing 3,649 and 2,700, students should start in the thousands place and see that 3 thousands is greater than 2 thousands.
Multiplication and Comparison
Worksheet
Multiplication and Comparison
Is your math whiz up for this challenge? Let him combine his skills at multiplication and comparison for a mathematically rewarding experience!
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value Practice: Part I
Worksheet
Place Value Practice: Part I
Kids compare numbers written in different ways with this worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Dice Game: Bullseye
Worksheet
Dice Game: Bullseye
Help your 2nd grader practice comparing numbers with this dice roll addition game.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Place Value Practice: Part II
Worksheet
Place Value Practice: Part II
Kids compare numbers in this place value worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Let's Compare Whole Numbers
Lesson plan
Let's Compare Whole Numbers
Equip your students with three great strategies to analyze place value and compare whole numbers up to the thousands place.
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
Lesson plan
Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
In math, mistakes are welcome! This lesson helps your students identify and fix errors made while comparing three- to four-digit numbers. Teach the lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Let's Compare Whole Numbers!
4th grade
Math
Lesson plan
Play Cards for Place Value
Activity
Play Cards for Place Value
Is your child struggling to remember the rules of place value? Here's a fun series of hands-on activities to help your child put the value in place value!
4th grade
Math
Activity
Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
Exercise
Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
This elucidating Education.com exercise will show students working with multiplication, division, addition, or subtraction how to compare multi digit numbers.
4th grade
Math
Exercise

Exploring Nonfiction

Exploring the Classroom Library: Nonfiction

Read some nonfiction texts with your child this week. You might find age-appropriate articles online, in your local newspaper, or in a kids' magazine.
As you're developing routines during the first few weeks of school, explain how the classroom library is organized. Students can learn about different genres and even help sort books into these categories.
Examples of Nonfiction
Worksheet
Examples of Nonfiction
Familiarize with the nonfiction genre by thinking about all the nonfiction you read or see each day.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Biography?
Worksheet
What is Biography?
Learn all about the biography genre, including autobiography and journalism, and read some classic excerpts from its famous authors.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is a Memoir?
Worksheet
What is a Memoir?
Do you know what a memoir is? This worksheet will tell you and show you some great examples from famous memoirs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Nonfiction?
Worksheet
What is Nonfiction?
Learn about famous nonfiction writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Jack London in this fun worksheet, then try writing some nonfiction yourself.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fiction Vs. Nonfiction
Worksheet
Fiction Vs. Nonfiction
Learn to separate fact from fiction with this comparative worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Genres
Lesson plan
Nonfiction Genres
In this lesson, your students will explore the library in search of various genres of nonfiction texts. Teach this lesson at the beginning of the year to familiarize your students with the structure and organization of the library.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Lesson plan
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing Realistic Fiction

Writing Realistic Fiction

After a exciting outing, have your child write a realistic fiction story using the main events of the day as inspiration. Emphasize the importance of making sure that all parts of the story are realistic. A story arc can be a great planning tool when writing a realistic fiction piece. Your child can think about rising and falling actions, the climax, and the resolution.
After a exciting school event, have your students write a realistic fiction story using the main events of the day as inspiration. Emphasize the importance of making sure that all parts of the story are realistic. A story arc can be a great planning tool when writing a realistic fiction piece. Students can think about rising and falling actions, the climax, and the resolution.
Sports Writing For Kids
Worksheet
Sports Writing For Kids
Past, present and future tense is an important part of sports writing. For kids practicing their essay writing skills this worksheet will be a ball!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing for an Audience
Worksheet
Writing for an Audience
Get to know your readers with this practice prompt, to help kids learn the importance of writing for an audience.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Story Mountain Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizer
Kids plot out a realistic fiction story with this graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Restaurant Owner
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Restaurant Owner
Encourage your fourth graders to put their writing skills and imagination to good use by imagining that they are opening up a restaurant and writing about it!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Match: Show Don’t Tell
Worksheet
Make a Match: Show Don’t Tell
Kids learn how to "show" instead of "tell" in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Harness Your Research Skills
Lesson plan
Harness Your Research Skills
Kids are naturally curious! Use this lesson to inspire them to research a topic they are interested in. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on various sources and present their information to their peers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Exploring the Narrative
Lesson plan
Exploring the Narrative
Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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