Long & Short A Vowels

Long & Short A Vowels

Quick refresher: Long vowels say their name. So, the long A sounds like "ay."
Have students brainstorm as many words as they can that include the vowel A. Create a list and have students sort words by long and short A sounds in groups.
Long "a" Sound
Worksheet
Long "a" Sound
These sentences are each missing a word! Can your child fix them? This worksheet will help her recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Game
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Time to shop! Kids must sort short and long vowel words at the toy store.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
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
Long A Rhymes
Worksheet
Long A Rhymes
Get on board the long a train with this reading and writing worksheet focusing on long a words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Team Spelling
Game
Vowel Team Spelling
Feet or feat? Kids practice spelling common vowel team words and distinguishing between common homophones in this interactive vowel pair game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Measurement

Measure & Compare

Did you know that the width of a child's pinky finger is about one centimeter long? Try measuring your child's fist, foot, and more to give them a mental benchmark for different measurements.
Once students are comfortable with the act of measuring and comparing different lengths of objects, begin asking students to create mental benchmarks for measurement. For example, students could use the width of their pinky finger (approximately the length of one centimeter cube, or one centimeter) to help estimate the length of a paper clip. Create a poster with different mental benchmarks that students can use.
Shoe Measurement
Worksheet
Shoe Measurement
Get practice using a ruler with this shoe measurement worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Using a Ruler
Worksheet
Using a Ruler
You can estimate how long your pencil is, but you won't know for sure without a ruler. Cut out the ruler on this worksheet and get measuring!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Think & Measure: Centimeters
Worksheet
Think & Measure: Centimeters
Practice estimating and measuring centimeters using your very own paper ruler! Students will measure a drawn pencil and chalk with this fun hands-on activity.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure & Compare: Inches & Centimeters
Worksheet
Measure & Compare: Inches & Centimeters
Ready, set, measure! Practice measuring in centimeters and inches using your very own paper ruler! Students will measure the length of real objects found around the room in this fun hands-on activity.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtract and Compare
Worksheet
Subtract and Compare
Which is larger: an inch, a centimeter, or a paper clip? Students will practice their subtraction while building comparison skills with this math activity.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Rock Star Ruler Measurement
Game
Rock Star Ruler Measurement
Kids practice estimation and working with a ruler in this colorful measurement game.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Capacity Comparison
Lesson plan
Capacity Comparison
Your class will love this outdoor activity that teaches them how to compare the capacity of different containers.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson plan

Retelling & Summarizing

Retelling & Summarizing

Help your child learn how to retell a story with the "Five Finger Retell": first, next, then, after that, finally.
An effective retelling strategy is the "Five Finger Retell" where students retell a story in five parts: first, next, then, after that, finally. This works best for shorter texts that can be read during one reading session. Be sure to model the strategy with a read aloud text and allow opportunities for students to practice before trying this strategy independently.
Wh Questions
Worksheet
Wh Questions
Help your child learn the "Wh words," who, what, where, why and when, with this charming story about a day at the dog park.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sequence of Events
Worksheet
Sequence of Events
What happened first? Have your young reader find the beginning, middle, and end of this short story. Use the illustrations to help her picture the events.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sequencing Activity: Rocky Sings at Sunrise
Worksheet
Sequencing Activity: Rocky Sings at Sunrise
Put the sentences of the story in sequential order from what happened first to what happened last. Then read the story to learn more about Rocky!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sequencing Activity: Flying Jelly
Worksheet
Sequencing Activity: Flying Jelly
Will Jelly ever fly again? Find out by putting the sentences in sequential order from beginning to end.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Order
Worksheet
Story Order
Oh no, this story has gotten all jumbled! Practice recognizing story order by putting these panels back together.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summaries and Predictions
Lesson plan
Summaries and Predictions
Teach your second graders how to write a prediction and summarize book chapters in this exciting lesson!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Lesson plan
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Help your ELs use transition words as they make predictions and summarize a short fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing About the Senses

Incorporating Sensory Details into Personal Narratives

For a fun activity, do a blind taste test with your child before asking them to write about how the different foods tasted.
Adding sensory details is a way to make writing more realistic and engaging! A fun way to get students thinking about sensory details is to do a handful of activities that activate the different senses. Students can do a blind smell test with different spices, touch mystery objects in a bag and describe what they feel like, etc. These activities will help them brainstorm different language to use to describe sensory details.
Sensory Words
Worksheet
Sensory Words
Introduce your third grade writer to sensory words with this worksheet that asks him to sort each adjective under the correct sense.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Descriptive Adjectives: Fantastic!
Worksheet
Descriptive Adjectives: Fantastic!
The sentences on this third grade writing worksheet are pretty boring. Kids liven up the sentences by adding descriptive adjectives to the fairy tale nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sensory Language
Worksheet
Sensory Language
Help your third grader learn how to use sensory words to describe something with this great vocab-building worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Descriptive Paragraph
Worksheet
Write a Descriptive Paragraph
Help your budding writer learn to "show, not tell" with this creative writing exercise.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing: Descriptive Words
Lesson plan
Writing: Descriptive Words
Improve your students' writing skills with this neat lesson on adjectives. From bright to dark, light to heavy, your little writers will be able to describe the world around them in no time.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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