Exploring Syllables

Syllabication & Using a Thesaurus

At this time of year, your kid's class will cover breaking words down into individual syllables—or syllabication. For a fun learning game, have everyone in the family clap along to the syllables in their name.
Watch some short syllabication videos with your class. Pause the video periodically to have students write down the rules of syllabication for future use, or write them on a large piece of paper to display in the classroom.
"R" Controlled Syllables
Worksheet
"R" Controlled Syllables
Sometimes the letter "R" can be a bit bossy. Find out how with cut-and-paste worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Separating Syllables #1
Worksheet
Separating Syllables #1
How many syllables can you count? Introduce your third grader to basic linguistics with this fun syllables worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Diphthongs: "ou"
Worksheet
Diphthongs: "ou"
Help your child learn about diphthongs with a colorful worksheet! He'll get to know gliding vowel combinations, like "OU", with a fun word search.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practicing Diphthongs: "Oo"
Worksheet
Practicing Diphthongs: "Oo"
Practice phonics with this activity about vowel diphthongs. This one features words with the "oo" sound!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oo"
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oo"
MOO! That's the sound that the diphthong "OO" makes. Whether your kid is moody or cool, he'll soon learn about this sliding vowel sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Syllable Rules
Exercise
Syllable Rules
Teach your students how to navigate syllabus rules so they will be able to sound out words much easier.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Breaking Down Large Numbers & Practicing Place Value

Place Value

Breaking down large numbers, or understanding place value, is key math skills. Practice take a large number like "3,429" and breaking it down to "3 thousands, 4 hundreds, 2 tens, and 9 ones."
Help students gain a firm understanding of how to decompose numbers by reviewing place value.
Place Value: Expanding Numbers
Worksheet
Place Value: Expanding Numbers
Kids practice place value by expanding numbers and smashing them back together again.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Worksheet
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Try this tens, ones, and hundreds worksheet for extra place value practice
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Learning Place Value
Worksheet
Learning Place Value
Put your child's understanding of place value to the test with this challenging math worksheet. Your child will write the place values of each number two ways.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Number Challenge
Worksheet
Number Challenge
Unscramble the numbers to answer each clue. Strengthen those place value and logic skills as you mix the numbers around according to the clues given.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Write It & Round It
Worksheet
Write It & Round It
This exercise will help your students strengthen their number sense by reviewing the basics of place value to round numbers correctly.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
3-Digit Place Value Machine
Game
3-Digit Place Value Machine
Kids make three-digit numbers with hundreds, tens, and ones in this game.
2nd grade
Math
Game
What is My Place Value?
Lesson plan
What is My Place Value?
Expand on your students' knowledge of base ten numbers with this lesson that introduces the students to the place and value of digits within a number.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Reading Strategies: Fluency & Picture Comprehension

Reading Strategies: Fluency & Picture Comprehension

Teach your child about skimming text and pictures to get a quick understanding of a story. Talk about what the picture shows and what part of the text it relates to.
Teach your students how to use different types of reading speeds and strategies based on what they're reading.
Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
This passage will challenge your 3rd graders to think deeper into the text to strengthen their comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Pinocchio
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Pinocchio
This exercise will strengthen your students' reading comprehension.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare Ghost Stories
Worksheet
Compare Ghost Stories
In this reading worksheet, students can compare two ghost stories from other sides of the globe and see the ways in which they're eerily similar.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Read this fable and answer questions to practice reading comprehension.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Serpent and the Eagle
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Serpent and the Eagle
Strengthen your students' reading comprehension skills with the fable, The Serpent and the Eagle.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
Lesson plan
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
The proof is in the pudding! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use text evidence as proof when answering questions after reading. They will use evidence-based terms as they answer basic comprehension questions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Prove it With Evidence
Lesson plan
Prove it With Evidence
Use this lesson to teach your students to cite evidence from the text with introductory phrases. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Story Writing Just for Them

Story Writing Just for Them

Make writing fun for your child with creative prompts. This will keep your child engaged and excited.
Thinking outside the box with creative prompts is a great way to get your students engaged.
Ladder Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Ladder Graphic Organizer
Learn about story progression and story organization with this ladder graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Descriptive Paragraph
Worksheet
Write a Descriptive Paragraph
Help your budding writer learn to "show, not tell" with this creative writing exercise.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Comic Strip
Worksheet
Make a Comic Strip
Your cartoon-crazed creative kid gets to decide what the cool cartoon characters say.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Do You Like To Do?
Worksheet
What Do You Like To Do?
Explore your plan for the future with this creative writing prompt that focuses on your interests and hobbies!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Friendship Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Friendship Writing Prompt
Hold on to your extra eyes and slimy green ooze -- this isn't your average creative writing prompt!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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