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Week 32

Compound Words

Design your own matching game by writing the parts of compound words â€”Â like "base" and "ball" â€” on index cards. Your child can sort the cards to make matches and create compound words.
Interactive games bring compound words to life! Offer each student a flashcard with half of a compound word on it. Then, have students move around the room to find their match!
Compound Word Match
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Compound Word Match
Kids write words according to the pictures, then match them up to make compound words in this 2nd grade reading worksheet.
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Fish + bow = fishbow...? No, that's not right! Engage your young learners in understanding and forming compound words with this fun worksheet. Students will use words from a word bank to create compound words in this word structure activity.
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Silly Compound Words
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Silly Compound Words
This funny activity will get your studentsâ€”and youâ€”giggling! Help your first graders develop their understanding of compound words by having them make up their own silly words and draw illustrations to match.
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Compound Words Game
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Compound Words Game
Give your second grader some valuable practice with compound words. Formed from the words on the balloons, she'll write new words in the blank spaces.
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Talk to your children about their process while solving math problems. Some starter questions: What did you do to solve the problem? Did you use a specific strategy? Why? Encourage your child to sketch a picture that shows their thinking, and represents the solution.
Encourage students to talk about math, and to sketch a picture that shows their thinking! Have your class work out a math problem or two, then review and discuss it with a buddy. Be sure to ask them to explain their thinking! Offer them question prompts: What did you do to solve the problem? Did you use a specific strategy? Why?
Number Stories
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Number Stories
Yum, let's work up an appetite for some fruity math practice! Practice multi-digit addition with these word problems.
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Word Problem Challenge
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Word Problem Challenge
Practice two digit addition and subtraction down on the farm with these challenging word problems.
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Math Story Problems
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Math Story Problems
Build great math skills with these story problems. Use the picture to help you visualize each problem.
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Solving Story Problems
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Solving Story Problems
How much fruit is being sold at the fruit stand? Help your little shopper learn to solve basic word problems with this visual math sheet.
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Nature Math
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Nature Math
Let's go on a math hike! Read each word problem out loud, and figure out the addition or subtraction equation that it represents.
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Game
Kids must move fast to find addition pairs that total a target sum within 20.
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Game
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Students sketch base-ten blocks in this lesson that builds both number sense and fluency adding to 20!
Math
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Solving for One and Ten More
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Solving for One and Ten More
Students put their understanding of one and 10 more to work as they write word problems for classmates to solve. This lesson plan can be used alone or with **Picture Addition.**
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Invite students to discuss the characters, key points, and main ideas. Provide them with short passages and sentence frames to guide their discussion with a partner: "I notice... I wonder... I think...This character is..." Story organizers can offer structure as students identify the different elements of the story.
Main Idea of a Story
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Main Idea of a Story
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Main Topic Cards
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Main Topic Cards
This set of picture cards can help students to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details.
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I Can Find the Main Idea
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I Can Find the Main Idea
This flowery lesson has students filling in daisy-shaped graphic organizers with story details. Your young readers will love improving their comprehension skills with this lesson's creative activities.
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Main Ideas and Details
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Main Ideas and Details
Take your students to a magical place by having them read stories such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "Rumpelstiltskin." They can read these magical stories and figure out the main idea and details in them!
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Get students curious about reading with these activities designed to support comprehension. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Main Ideas and Details lesson plan.
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Clouds: Level H
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Clouds: Level H
Study the science of clouds in this leveled book for budding readers.
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Opinion Writing

Ask your child to write a review of a favorite restaurant, movie, book, or place. After stating their opinion, they should provide at least three reasons why others will love what they are reviewing.
Ask your class to write a review of a favorite restaurant, movie, book, or place. Underscore the importance of including supporting details. After they state their opinion, students should provide at least three reasons why others will love what they are reviewing.
My Favorite Ice Cream: Opinion Writing
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My Favorite Ice Cream: Opinion Writing
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Defending Favorites: Opinion Writing
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Defending Favorites: Opinion Writing
Does your 1st grader have a favorite activity or game? Have him write his opinion with this easy to use opinion writing template worksheet.
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Opinions and Reasons Organizer
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Opinions and Reasons Organizer
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Opinion Graphic Organizer
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Opinion Graphic Organizer
Looking for an opinion graphic organizer for your 1st grader? Check out this worksheet template that helps your child list an opinion, reasons, and conclusion.
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