The Letter A

Letter Sounds: A

This week, have fun with A-words with your child. On car rides, during play, and over meals, you can make a game of it by pointing out all the objects around you that start with the letter A!
Now is a great time to start introducing vowel sounds. As a class, brainstorm and record words that begin with A!
Learning Vowels:
Learning Vowels: "A"
Worksheet
Learning Vowels: "A"
Help your child practice the vowel sound "a" and improve his reading skills with this printable worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Letter A: Did You Ever See a Lassie?
Find the Letter A: Did You Ever See a Lassie?
Worksheet
Find the Letter A: Did You Ever See a Lassie?
Preschoolers and kindergarteners will enjoy finding the letter A in the lines of this classic children's poem and song.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: The Letter A
Letter Sounds: The Letter A
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: The Letter A
More than just another coloring page, this worksheet also teaches kids about the letter A.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short A Photoshoot
Short A Photoshoot
Game
Short A Photoshoot
Kids find everything with a short A sound without seeing the words spelled out.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A Words
Short A Words
Worksheet
Short A Words
Help your kindergarten students learn about the short A sound, as heard in cat and hat, using this reading and writing resource.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
Worksheet
Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
Help your child get a head start on beginning reading with this colorful worksheet all about the letter A.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Mini Book
Alphabet Mini Book
Worksheet
Alphabet Mini Book
Create your very own alphabet mini book with this beautiful template!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Here Comes the Alphabet!
Here Comes the Alphabet!
Lesson plan
Here Comes the Alphabet!
Explore the alphabet with your students as you use songs, stories, and art to make your own class alphabet chart.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Alphabet Match Up
Alphabet Match Up
Worksheet
Alphabet Match Up
Kids work on letter-sound correspondence with this worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Writing and Recognizing Numbers

Writing and Recognizing Numbers

Your child will love using fun worksheets and activities to practice writing and recognizing numbers 1-10!
Use fun worksheets and activities to introduce students to writing and recognizing numbers 1-10!
Learning Numbers: Number 1
Learning Numbers: Number 1
Worksheet
Learning Numbers: Number 1
Your number 1 math star will love this starry kindergarten math worksheet!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Numbers Memory Match
Numbers Memory Match
Game
Numbers Memory Match
Kids can improve their number recognition skills with this classic card game.
Kindergarten
Math
Game
Leafy Numbers
Leafy Numbers
Lesson plan
Leafy Numbers
In this leafy, plant-themed lesson, students will use leaves as they practice recognizing various numbers from 1 to 15. This lesson can be easily adapted for use with specific ranges of numbers.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson plan
How Many Butterflies?
How Many Butterflies?
Lesson plan
How Many Butterflies?
In this counting lesson plan, your ELs will get lots of practice identifying and writing numbers using a high interest nature focus!
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson plan
Toy Time Counting
Toy Time Counting
Worksheet
Toy Time Counting
Practice counting and writing numbers with this simple worksheet, which challenges your child to look at each group of toys and count how many.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Tracing Numbers & Counting: 2
Tracing Numbers & Counting: 2
Worksheet
Tracing Numbers & Counting: 2
On this kindergarten math worksheet, kids trace the number 2, then write their own. Then they count the piglets they see in the picture and make a graph.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Count 'n Color: The Numbers 1-5
Count 'n Color: The Numbers 1-5
Worksheet
Count 'n Color: The Numbers 1-5
Your child will need to count out the correct number of objects in each group, and then color them in. How many footballs are left over after coloring 5?
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Counting Fish
Counting Fish
Worksheet
Counting Fish
Help these lost fish get back in the pond! This cut and paste math activity is a great way to introduce the concept of addition.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Number Maze: Skating Koala
Number Maze: Skating Koala
Worksheet
Number Maze: Skating Koala
Children will enjoy counting and tracing numbers 1–20 in this playful early math worksheet. 
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet

Reading Expectations

Reading Expectations

Now is the time to reinforce good reading habits. Talk to your child about what a good reader looks like, and challenge them to practice these behaviors at home. Read aloud books to your child and focus on reading comprehension.
Spend time going over reading workshop expectations. Read aloud books and help students focus on reading comprehension.
Sequence It: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Sequence It: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Worksheet
Sequence It: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Have students practice their sequencing skills as they put the story in the correct order.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Literacy Concepts
Learning About Literacy Concepts
Lesson plan
Learning About Literacy Concepts
This lesson plan can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for Reading Winners to introduce or review concepts of print and parts of a book to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Draw What Happened
Draw What Happened
Worksheet
Draw What Happened
Have your kindergarten students retell the story with pictures. This is a great activity to promote reading comprehension!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Five Busy Honey Bees
Five Busy Honey Bees
Worksheet
Five Busy Honey Bees
Read this poem, then illustrate your favorite part!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Weather: Level A
Weather: Level A
Story
Weather: Level A
Weather is often one of the first things kids learn about. Help them get a handle on common types of weather with this leveled book.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Story
Reading Winners
Reading Winners
Lesson plan
Reading Winners
Who will win the race? Help your class build essential pre-reading skills with a friendly competition. Your students will race to identify the author, illustrator, and understand all the parts of a book in this engaging lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
My Reading Checklist
My Reading Checklist
Worksheet
My Reading Checklist
Help your kindergarten students practice good reading habits by using this handy reading checklist.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read It, Trace It, Write It
Read It, Trace It, Write It
Worksheet
Read It, Trace It, Write It
With this worksheet, your kindergarteners will be able to practice their reading and writing skills as they work with three letter short A words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Mae Jemison Reader
All About Mae Jemison Reader
Worksheet
All About Mae Jemison Reader
Use this illustrated reader to help kids learn about Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to enter space.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Early Writing Practice

Early Writing Assessment

Work on making the alphabet familiar to your child using songs, games, and writing practice. Encourage your child to practice listening for the first sound in a word and matching it the the correct letter of the alphabet.
Now is a good time of year to see what students know! Assess students by asking them to write the ABCs and the beginning sounds in words.
Writing the Letter a
Writing the Letter a
Worksheet
Writing the Letter a
This lowercase handwriting worksheet asks your child to practice writing the letter a.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Animal Alphabet Chart
My Animal Alphabet Chart
Worksheet
My Animal Alphabet Chart
Turn your alphabet lesson into an imaginary trip to the zoo with this animal alphabet exercise. Students will practice letter-sound correspondence as they color in their very own animal alphabet chart.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Blocks: Trace and Write the Missing Lowercase Letters
Alphabet Blocks: Trace and Write the Missing Lowercase Letters
Worksheet
Alphabet Blocks: Trace and Write the Missing Lowercase Letters
Children practice tracing and filling in the missing letters in this sweet alphabet blocks worksheet. 
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Journal: Family
Writing Journal: Family
Worksheet
Writing Journal: Family
Children reflect on the people in their lives with this sweet journal prompt.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Space Explorers: Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and...YOU?
Space Explorers: Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and...YOU?
Worksheet
Space Explorers: Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and...YOU?
With the help of this reading and writing worksheet, young learners will learn about the first all-female spacewalk and then imagine what it would be like to be a space explorer themselves!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Missing Letters
More Missing Letters
Worksheet
More Missing Letters
Help your kindergarten students practice identifying the beginning sounds in words with this worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Word: Write the Missing Letter
Make a Word: Write the Missing Letter
Worksheet
Make a Word: Write the Missing Letter
This little worksheet packs a lot of learning: not only do kids practice sounding out and building words, they get a little writing practice, too.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Practice: B
Alphabet Practice: B
Worksheet
Alphabet Practice: B
Practice writing the letter B in the lines provided then draw and label two objects beginning with B.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Uppercase Letters
Writing Uppercase Letters
Worksheet
Writing Uppercase Letters
Assess your students’ ability to write uppercase letters using this quick alphabet writing exercise.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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