Short Vowel Sound Review

Short Vowel Sound Review

This week, read rhymes and poetry with your child. This helps strengthen phonemic awareness skills (understanding how the sounds in words work) and will help your child prepare for working with word families at school.
Review the short vowel sounds to help students continue to build the foundational skills they need to be excellent readers and writers!
Short Vowel A
Worksheet
Short Vowel A
Boost your student's reading readiness with this charming phonics worksheet that will have her identifying words with short vowel "a" sounds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel E
Worksheet
Short Vowel E
Boosting your second grader's understanding of reading and phonics won't be a chore with this entertaining short vowel e worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Readiness: Short "O" Vowels
Worksheet
Reading Readiness: Short "O" Vowels
This colorful worksheet challenges your second grader to find every word that has a short "o" sound.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Readiness: Short "I" Vowels
Worksheet
Reading Readiness: Short "I" Vowels
Get your second grader ready for reading with this adorable printable. It combines colorful images with important phonics practice focused on short "i" sounds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Bingo
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Short Vowel Bingo
Short Vowel Bingo, an educational twist on a favorite classroom game. This game helps kids differentiate short vowels from long vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Measurement

Measurement

Do you have any home repairs or decorating projects that need to get done? Designate your child as your assistant and remind them how to use measuring tape or a rule. Next, have them measure walls, furniture, or anything else!
Use a chant to help students remember the relationship between centimeters and meters. For extra staying power, add gestures to the chant. For example, you could say, "When I say meter, you say 100 centimeters," and open your arms wide to show the length of a meter.
Ruler Reading: Inches
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Ruler Reading: Inches
Here's a math activity with a real-life application: measuring! Help your child get to know rulers and inches with this fun cut and measure worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Ruler Reading: Centimeters and Inches
Worksheet
Ruler Reading: Centimeters and Inches
Does your child know the difference between centimeters and inches? Help him get to know these units of measurement by using a ruler to measure everyday things.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Ruler Reading: Rounding in Inches
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Ruler Reading: Rounding in Inches
Chances are your child knows how to round, but how about rounding in inches? Help him tackle this concept with an exercise in measuring to the nearest inch.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Ruler Reading: Rounding in Centimeters
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Ruler Reading: Rounding in Centimeters
Rounding in centimeters sounds tricky, but it's simple, really. This ruler worksheet is sure to help your child wrap her head around this math concept.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure Inches at the Zoo
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Measure Inches at the Zoo
How many inches from the elephant to the lion? Kids get great practice measuring in inches as they fill out this simple worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure Buildings with Super Floyd
Game
Measure Buildings with Super Floyd
Kids must use a ruler to identify buildings and help Super Floyd save the day.
2nd grade
Math
Game
How Big is the Playground?
Lesson plan
How Big is the Playground?
Get out the measuring tape and head outside! In this lesson, students gather measurement data and build a model of the school playground.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Many Measurement Tools
Lesson plan
Many Measurement Tools
This support lesson provides students the opportunity to use two different tools to measure the length of familiar objects while introducing content specific vocabulary words. Use alone or alongside the lesson How Big is the Playground?
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Active Reading

Stop and Jots: Active Reading

"Stop and Jots" are an excellent tool to use for retelling or summarizing. Your child can practice active reading by marking their thoughts in a reader's workshop journal or on post-its.
"Stop and Jots" are an excellent tool to use for retelling or summarizing. Students should always be actively reading—marking their thoughts in their reader's workshop journal or on post-its. Students should mark when they have connections to a text, a question, a prediction, etc. At the end of the reading period, students can share their post-its with a partner to help them retell what they have read.
Sticky Note Stop and Jot Reflection
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot Reflection
Use this stop and jot reflection activity to assess reading comprehension. Your students will choose their favorite response to their reading and explain their choice.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Use this reading strategy to help your students along in their reading comprehension skills. Students will respond to literature with Stop & Jots, with or without sticky notes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Amelia Earhart Reading Response
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Amelia Earhart Reading Response
Your students will love learning all about this fascinating historical figure while also practicing reading comprehension and reading response skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Best Friends Forever Literary Response
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Best Friends Forever Literary Response
Your students will practice fiction comprehension while they read this short story about best friends and then make connections and predictions based on the reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
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Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practice their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sticky Reading Comprehension
Lesson plan
Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Stop and Jot!
Lesson plan
Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
At the Fair: Level J
Story
At the Fair: Level J
This leveled book about a trip to the fair uses larger words and more complex sentences, perfect for kids who need a bit of a challenge when it comes to reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Brainstorming

Personal Narrative Writing: Brainstorming

Have your child brainstorm ideas for stories about his or her life. It could be a birthday party, a rainy day, or any moment in time that sticks out in their memory.
Have students create small notebooks to write down their personal narrative ideas. Remind students to think about meaningful experiences they had. For example, a special family gathering, birthday party, day with a parent, or when they got a new pet!
Rain Writing Prompt
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Rain Writing Prompt
What's your favorite thing about the rain? This rain writing prompt gets your child to use his powers of description to write about what happens on rainy days.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Draw and Write
Worksheet
Draw and Write
Got a case of writer's block? One great way to get started is to draw a picture!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Webpage
Worksheet
Make a Webpage
People communicate online by personalizing their own websites—now give your little one a try (just for fun). See what your child's homepage would look like!
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Write About a Special Moment
Worksheet
Write About a Special Moment
This writing exercise prompts your growing writer to think about a time she resolved a conflict or accomplished a goal. She'll write a personal narrative.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Details Brainstorming
Worksheet
Second Grade Details Brainstorming
Your students will flesh out their personal narratives using this brainstorming guide.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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