Short A Review

Short A Review

Pop quiz! See how many "an" and "ag" family words your child can come up with in one minute.
Students will need to review short vowel sounds at the beginning of the year. Spend the week reviewing short A words by having students brainstorm words with the "an" and "ag" word families. Play a rhyming game with these word families.
Word Family Story: -an
Worksheet
Word Family Story: -an
Have fun with word families by using them in a story. This worksheet features four words that end with "-an."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Word Family Book: "An" Words
Worksheet
My Word Family Book: "An" Words
Get to know the "an" word family with this assemble-yourself mini book.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Welcome to Word Families: "An" Words
Worksheet
Welcome to Word Families: "An" Words
It's all in the family! Beginning readers learn about "an" words with this fun tracing and matching activity.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"an" Words
Worksheet
"an" Words
"An" words come together with this word family puzzle set.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Phonogram Sliders: The "An" Word Family
Worksheet
Phonogram Sliders: The "An" Word Family
This tool gives children hands-on practice with the "an" word family.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short A Spelling Cat Food
Game
Short A Spelling Cat Food
Roly is hungry! Your kid feeds him by spelling short A words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Number Combinations to 10

Number Combinations to 10

Use dominoes or dice as a fun way to practice addition! Have your child roll or choose two objects and add up the numbers.
When having students learn different number combinations, have them pull dominoes out of a cup and then record the number sentence.
Count 'Em Up: Candy Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Candy Addition
Full of striped candy treats, this worksheet is sure to sweeten up addition practice. Kids add up the numbers, using the candies to help them count.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Celery Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Celery Addition
Not only will your first grader get great practice with addition facts, but he'll get to use counting as assistance!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Cheesy Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Cheesy Addition
Help your first grader take a bite out of her addition struggles! This colorful worksheet's promise is two-fold, providing some addition and counting practice.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Cherry Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Cherry Addition
Adding can be as easy as picking cherries! Here's a fun way to improve your first grader's addition ability.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Coconut Addition
Worksheet
Count 'Em Up: Coconut Addition
Looking for a fun way to boost your first grader's addition skills? Challenge her to count up the coconuts!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Bubble Buster: Addition to 10
Game
Bubble Buster: Addition to 10
Kids click on bubbles that add up to 10 to try to keep the bubbles from overflowing.
1st grade
Math
Game
Give Me 10!
Lesson plan
Give Me 10!
Roll some dice to introduce the early concepts of associative and commutative properties in addition by composing and decomposing 10. Worksheets and a quiz are included!
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Three Part Trains
Lesson plan
Three Part Trains
Students build cube trains in this hands-on lesson all about adding three whole numbers. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Give Me Ten!**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Strategies for Tricky Words

Strategies for Tricky Words

When reading simple pattern books, make sure your child is pointing to each word as they read to make sure they did not just memorize the pattern.
When reading simple pattern books, make sure students are pointing to each word as they read to make sure they did not just memorize the pattern.
Early Reading Building Block 10: Print Concepts
Worksheet
Early Reading Building Block 10: Print Concepts
This fun series of worksheets guides your kid through concepts like how to turn a page, which direction to read, and the difference between letters and words.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
Activity
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make a Morning Routine Book
Activity
Make a Morning Routine Book
Build good first grade reading and writing skills, as well as family peace and quiet, with this hand made story book about mornings in your home.
1st grade
Arts & crafts
Activity
Story Sequencing Activity
Activity
Story Sequencing Activity
This goofy scramble book activity will bring laughs...but also some good, solid comprehension skills too!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Jack and the Beanstalk: Short Version Minibook
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk: Short Version Minibook
Print out this minibook and use your imagination to illustrate a short version of this fun fairy tale!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Master Decoders
Lesson plan
Master Decoders
Being a fluent reader means being able to use different strategies to figure out unknown words. In this lesson, students learn how to use pictures and context clues.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Reading Picture Clues
Lesson plan
Reading Picture Clues
In this lesson, students will learn how to get information from pictures in texts. They will describe pictures with a partner and see if their descriptions match the words in the text. This lesson can be used alone or as a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Let's Make Cookies!: Level E
Story
Let's Make Cookies!: Level E
This leveled book goes through a batch of cookie-baking will engage your early reader and give them perfect reading practice.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Beginning, Middle, & End of Stories

Personal Narrative: Beginning, Middle, & End of Stories

After you finish reading a story with your child, try recapping what happened by using "first, then, finally" to talk about the plot.
When modeling your own personal narrative to your students, make sure it is something as simple as learning to ride your bike or losing a tooth, and point out how your story has a beginning, middle, and end. When reading books, talk about the sequence of the stories and have students identify the beginning, middle, and end.
String Story Necklaces
Activity
String Story Necklaces
This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Alternate Ending
Worksheet
Alternate Ending
Put your budding reader's creative side to the test with this worksheet that encourages him to come up with an alternate ending to a passage you assign.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fairy Tale Story Map
Worksheet
Fairy Tale Story Map
Use this fairy tale story map to follow the details of your child's favorite stories and strengthen his reading skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Starters
Worksheet
Sentence Starters
Boost your child's writing skills with these simple sentence starters for beginning writers!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Bookmark Book Review
Worksheet
Bookmark Book Review
This worksheet will have your child assemble and decorate a bookmark while reviewing story sequence as divided into beginning, middle, and end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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