Short A Sound

Short Vowel Sound Review: Short A

Try to find rhyming words in the "at" and "ap" word families this week. Kids love to rhyme, so make it a game!
Students will need to review short vowel sounds at the beginning of the year. Spend the week reviewing short A by having students brainstorm words with the "at" and "ap" word families.
Word Families: Meet the "At" Family
Worksheet
Word Families: Meet the "At" Family
Get to know the "at" family! Look at the pictures of words ending in "at," then fill in the missing letter to complete each word.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short "A" Sounds Color Puzzle
Worksheet
Short "A" Sounds Color Puzzle
Help your students learn vowels and improve their reading skills with this printable worksheet that focuses short "a" sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short "A" Vowel
Worksheet
Short "A" Vowel
On this first grade phonics worksheet, kids practice identifying the short "A" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then they write their own short "A" word.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "A"
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "A"
Practice some of the short a word families, from -ab as in cab to -at as in bat.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Word Family Book: "At" Words
Worksheet
My Word Family Book: "At" Words
Get to know the "at" word family with this assemble-yourself mini book.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short A Cloud Catcher
Game
Short A Cloud Catcher
Kids help Tutu make rainbows by identifying short A words in this reading game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Number Combinations to 6, 7, & 8

Number Combinations to 6, 7, & 8

Try playing games with two dice to help your child practice adding numbers quickly.
To practice number combinations with students, have them roll two dice and then record the number sentence.
Count 'Em Up: Bagel Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Bagel Addition
Does your first grader love bagels? Use them to make his addition practice more visually interesting!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Banana Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Banana Addition
These bright banana images are sure to help your first grader get through some single-digit addition practice.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Bell Pepper Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Bell Pepper Addition
Boost your first grader's confidence with addition and counting with this veggie-filled single-digit addition worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Berry Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Berry Addition
Help your first grader get a hold of some "berry" good math skills with this colorful counting worksheet!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Bird Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Bird Addition
Help your child take on the role of the early bird by getting a jump-start on his addition skills.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Bubble Buster: Addition Within 10
Game
Bubble Buster: Addition Within 10
Kids add to different target numbers, and must be quick; the balls are dropping fast!
1st grade
Math
Game
Adding with M&M's
Lesson plan
Adding with M&M's
Use a sweet treat to help students do hands-on math! Students will practice their addition skills in this yummy activity.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Addition Number Grab
Lesson plan
Addition Number Grab
Give students plenty of practice adding to 20 with this fun game! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Do Math with M&Ms** lesson.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Parts of a Book

Parts of a Book & Print Concepts

When you read at home, make sure to point out the front cover, back cover, title page, author, and illustrator of your child's book.
This time of year, it's good to review the different parts of a book each time you read a book to your class. Make sure to point out the front cover, back cover, title page, author, and illustrator.
Story Scavenger Hunt
Worksheet
Story Scavenger Hunt
The hunt is on! Engage students in learning about parts of books through this fun scavenger hunt activity. Students find and record each part of the book that they find, building print awareness and key literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Anatomy of a Book
Worksheet
Anatomy of a Book
What are all the parts of a book? In this activity, students practice identifying and naming front covers, back covers, and title pages.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Plan Your Masterpiece
Worksheet
Plan Your Masterpiece
Help students learn about front covers, back covers, and title pages through this imaginative activity. You might even find you have the next literary genius sitting before you, waiting to unleash their masterpiece!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Show Me Your Stories
Worksheet
Show Me Your Stories
Kids will love sharing about their lives as much as you'll love learning more about them! Through this creative activity, students share stories while learning how front covers give previews of books.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Match Up
Worksheet
Story Match Up
Help students see how different parts of books work together in this fun matching activity. Students find the front covers, back covers, and title pages that go with the same books.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Parts of a Book
Lesson plan
Identifying Parts of a Book
Let your students learn more about books with this lesson that helps them learn to identify key parts of a physical book. This information will have them well prepared for research projects later on.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
What's in a Book?
Lesson plan
What's in a Book?
Your EL's will learn all about the parts of a book while praciticing their listening and speaking skills. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The New Baby: Level E
Story
The New Baby: Level E
In this leveled book, a girl just can't wait to be a big sister and meet the new member of her family.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Personal Narrative

Personal Narrative

When writing personal narratives, make sure your child does plenty of brainstorming and recording of story ideas.
When writing personal narratives, make sure to do plenty of brainstorming and recording of story ideas and events that really happened to students!
Story Brainstorm: Birthdays
Worksheet
Story Brainstorm: Birthdays
Help students get ready to write personal narratives by brainstorming interesting topics to write about. Through this activity, students will consider past birthdays to see if they can come up with a small moment to focus their narratives on.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Brainstorm: Adventures
Worksheet
Story Brainstorm: Adventures
Help students get ready to write personal narratives by selecting interesting topics to write about. Through this activity, students will brainstorm about past adventures they've had and then choose one moment to focus their narratives on.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Brainstorm: Big Events
Worksheet
Story Brainstorm: Big Events
Help students get ready to write personal narratives by brainstorming interesting topics to write about. Through this activity, students will generate ideas about big events they've experienced and then pick one to focus their narratives on.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
That One Time…
Worksheet
That One Time…
Kids plan out personal narrative writing with this worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Small Moments vs. Big Topics
Worksheet
Small Moments vs. Big Topics
Kids brainstorm personal narrative topics with this printable.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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