Week 5

Short A Review

Pop quiz! See how many words in the "an" and "ag" families your child can come up with in one minute.
Continue your review of vowel sounds this week. Ask students to brainstorm words in the "an" and "ag" word families. Display these words on a T-chart for reference.
Word Family Story: -an
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Word Family Story: -an
Have fun with word families by using them in a story. This worksheet features four words that end with "-an."
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My Word Family Book: "An" Words
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My Word Family Book: "An" Words
Get to know the "an" word family with this assemble-yourself mini book.
kindergarten
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Welcome to Word Families: "An" Words
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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
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"an" Words
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"an" Words
"An" words come together with this word family puzzle set.
preschool
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Phonogram Sliders: The "An" Word Family
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Phonogram Sliders: The "An" Word Family
This tool gives children hands-on practice with the "an" word family.
kindergarten
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Short A Spelling Cat Food
Game
Short A Spelling Cat Food
Roly is hungry! Your kid feeds him by spelling short A words.
Game

Number Combinations to 10

Use dominoes or dice as a fun way to practice addition! Play a game where you each select a domino and compare the total number of dots. The player with the greater number of dots takes both dominoes!
When having students learn different number combinations, have them pull dominoes out of a cup and then record an addition number sentence. Play a game where two students select a domino, and compare the total number of dots. The player with the greater number of dots takes both dominoes!
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Learners will make the connection between simple addition and counting in this illustrated worksheet.

Math
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Worksheet

Learners will make the connection between simple addition and counting in this illustrated worksheet.

Math
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Worksheet

Learners will make the connection between simple addition and counting in this illustrated worksheet.

Math
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Worksheet

Learners will make the connection between simple addition and counting in this illustrated worksheet.

Math
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Worksheet

Learners will make the connection between simple addition and counting in this illustrated worksheet.

Math
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Game
Kids click on bubbles that add up to 10 to try to keep the bubbles from overflowing.
Math
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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!
Math
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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!
Math
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When reading simple pattern books, make sure your child is pointing to each word as they read to reinforce the connection between spoken and written language.
When reading simple pattern books, make sure students are pointing to each word as they read to reinforce the connection between spoken and written language.
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
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Make a Story with Magnetic Words
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with a story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
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Tricky Word Detective
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Tricky Word Detective
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Tricky Words...Record!
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Tricky Words...Record!
As students learn to read independently, they’ll undoubtedly run into words they have trouble decoding. This worksheet helps students to reflect on the tricky words they run into and how they can decode them.
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Master Decoders
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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.
Lesson plan
Lesson plan
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.
Lesson plan
Story
Story

Personal Narrative: Sequencing

After you finish reading a story with your child, try recapping what happened by using "first, then, finally" to talk about the plot. Encourage your child to use transitional words when writing their own personal narrative stories.
When modeling your own personal narrative to your students, describe something as simple as learning to ride your bike or losing a tooth. 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 of the story.
Make a Morning Routine Book
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Make a Morning Routine Book
Arts & crafts
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Use this graphic organizer to help students plan their personal narratives by drawing what will happen. Thinking about the beginning, middle, and end of their narratives encourages young writers to stretch out the small moments they write about.
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Narrative Writing Prompt
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Narrative Writing Prompt
Kids practice narrative writing with this personal prompt.
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Stretching Out Small Moments: Birthdays
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Stretching Out Small Moments: Birthdays
Writing personal narratives requires students to be able to stretch out small moments into beginnings, middles, and ends. Help students practice this skill by thinking how they could stretch out a story of a birthday.
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Sentence Starters
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Sentence Starters
Boost your child's writing skills with these simple sentence starters for beginning writers!
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.