Hard and Soft C and G

Hard and Soft C and G

Make sure your child practices reading both aloud to others and silently to themselves. This will help them practice reading tricky spelling patterns like hard and soft C and G.
Have your class make anchor charts for your classroom as a shared writing activity. Students can brainstorm ways to explain and display various spelling patterns and strategies on posters. These kid-friendly strategies will benefit future students as well!
Hard or Soft G Sort
Worksheet
Hard or Soft G Sort
The letter G is one of those tricky consonants that can make different sounds (as in girl or gym). That can be confusing for young readers! Help them sort out hard and soft consonant patterns with this helpful practice worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hard and Soft "C" Words
Worksheet
Hard and Soft "C" Words
Help your early reader tackle hard and soft Cc with this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hard and Soft G
Worksheet
Hard and Soft G
On this second grade reading worksheet, kids sort initial consonant sounds into two groups: hard "g" as in goose, and soft "g" as in giraffe.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Consonants: Hard or Soft?
Worksheet
Consonants: Hard or Soft?
Use this read-and-match worksheet with your students to practice reading the hard and soft sounds of G and C.
2nd grade
Worksheet
The Two Sounds of C and G
Lesson plan
The Two Sounds of C and G
Does that pesky letter G say /g/ or /j/? How about the sneaky letter C, does it say /k/ or /s/? Use this lesson to teach your students how to tell the difference between the hard and soft sounds of consonants.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

A.M. and P.M.

Telling Time to Five Minutes

Place an analog clock in your child's room. This will give them extra practice reading the time.
Print out a clock face without the hour and minute hands and insert it into a sheet protector. Students can use this template to draw different times using a whiteboard marker. Support students as they practice their telling-time skills by showing them a time spelled out or written in digital form and having them draw it using their clock template.
Clock Work #1
Worksheet
Clock Work #1
Tick-tock, it's time to learn about clocks! Here's a fun activity that lets your second grader practice telling time.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Clock Work #2
Worksheet
Clock Work #2
Have a good time with time in this clock worksheet. Kids will learn how to tell time and draw their own hands on clock faces in this time telling worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Clock Work #3
Worksheet
Clock Work #3
What time is it? Time for learning! Assist your little one in reading these analog clocks, a handy skill he'll use every day.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Clock Match: Time to 5 Minutes
Game
Clock Match: Time to 5 Minutes
Kids must match digital and analog clocks that show the same time.
2nd grade
Math
Game
What Time is It?
Worksheet
What Time is It?
In this clock practice worksheet, your child will practice telling time by drawing the hands on clocks, then adding up the total amount of time passed.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Time 2 Tell Time 10
Worksheet
Time 2 Tell Time 10
Provide your second grader with a little at-home time telling practice with this adorable worksheet!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time
Lesson plan
Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time
Becoming fluent in reading analog and digital clocks can be very “time” consuming. This interactive lesson will engage young learners while reinforcing an important skill.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Compare and Contrast Clocks
Lesson plan
Compare and Contrast Clocks
Help students develop compare and contrast skills while they examine digital and analog clocks. This lesson can be used independently or in conjunction with the lesson Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Comparing & Contrasting Stories

Comparing & Contrasting Stories

Introduce your child to two or more versions of the same fairy tale by different authors or from different cultures. Remind your child that when we compare, we look for similarities, and when we contrast, we look for differences.
Split your class into four groups and assign each group one version of a classic fairy tale. Have each group create a poster that includes story elements and present their findings to the class. What similarities and differences did they find?
Learn to Compare and Contrast
Lesson plan
Learn to Compare and Contrast
Your students will learn academic vocabulary and use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two short stories. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
Lesson plan
Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
This colorful lesson combines reading comprehension with cultural awareness. Students will certainly have a blast comparing and contrasting Cinderella stories from two different countries.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
They Sound Alike
Lesson plan
They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Students will read an adaptation of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen. Then they'll seek to determine the author’s purpose and explain their reasoning.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
Activity
Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
What happens after the prince and the princess get married? This writing activity allows your child to answer that question for herself.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Little Red Riding Hood
Worksheet
Little Red Riding Hood
Do you remember the story of Little Red Riding Hood? Sit down for story-time with your little reader, and put these mixed-up scenes back in order!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Spiders: Level K
Story
All About Spiders: Level K
In this leveled book about spiders, advancing readers can get a jump on new skills by working with new vocabulary words and multiple sentences per page.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story
I Hate Spiders: Level K
Story
I Hate Spiders: Level K
In this interactive text kids can meet Darius, who is afraid of spiders, and learn the science about all the good things they do for nature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Students will use this graphic organizer to compare and contrast two fiction stories.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
Lesson plan
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
This lesson will have your students learn to compare and contrast using both a classic fairy tale and a fractured versions of a fairy tale.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Comic Book Writing

Comic Book Writing

Comics and graphic novels can be a great way to get your child interested in reading and writing.
Comics and graphic novels are an excellent way to increase student engagement around reading and writing, and to support students who are struggling with these skills.
Make Your Own Comic Book #1
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #1
Kapow! Wham! Creative writing can be daunting for some kids, but it doesn't have to be! Help excite and inspire your reluctant writers with this fun comic book template.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #2
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #2
Take the intimidation out of narrative writing with this exciting alternative! Budding writers and artists alike will love the chance to get creative with this comic book template.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #3
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #3
Looking for an alternative activity to ignite the imaginations of your reluctant writers? Use this fun comic book template to introduce creative writing to your students. Novice writers and artists alike will delight in the chance to create their own comi
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comic Book Writing: Superhero Showdown
Worksheet
Comic Book Writing: Superhero Showdown
What's going on in this superhero comic strip? The adventures are up to your fifth grader, as he fills in captions and word bubbles with comic book writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Strip
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Strip
Fill in the speech and thought bubbles as a guy and girl talk on the phone.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Blank Comic Strip Worksheet
Worksheet
Blank Comic Strip Worksheet
This blank comic strip worksheet is the perfect canvas on which students can experiment with the graphic novel format.
1st grade
Worksheet
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