Week 5

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
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Long A Sound
In this worksheet, children will complete each sentence using a word with a long A sound.
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Short A Sounds Color Puzzle
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Short A Sounds Color Puzzle
In this phonics puzzle worksheet, learners will color in all of the words with a short A sound to reveal a mystery picture!
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Short "A" Vowel
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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.
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Long A Rhymes
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Long A Rhymes
Get on board the long a train with this reading and writing worksheet focusing on long a words.
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Measure & Compare

Did you know that the width of a child's pinky finger is about one centimeter? 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
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Shoe Measurement
Get practice using a ruler with this shoe measurement worksheet.
Math
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Using a Ruler
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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!
Math
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Think & Measure: Centimeters
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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.
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Measure & Compare: Inches & Centimeters
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Measure & Compare: Inches & Centimeters
Ready, set, measure! Practice measuring in centimeters and inches using your very own paper ruler!
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Subtract and Compare
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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.
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Rock Star Ruler Measurement
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Rock Star Ruler Measurement
Kids practice estimation and working with a ruler in this colorful measurement game.
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Capacity Comparison
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Capacity Comparison
Your class will love this outdoor activity that teaches them how to compare the capacity of different containers.
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Exploring Capacity
Lesson plan
Exploring Capacity
Use this lesson to introduce the concepts of capacity and volume with young learners. This hands on lesson can be used as a scaffolded pre-lesson to Capacity Comparison.
Math
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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
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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.
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Story Order
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Story Order
Oh no, this story has gotten all jumbled! Practice recognizing story order by putting these panels back together.
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Summaries and Predictions
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Summaries and Predictions
Teach your second graders how to write a prediction and summarize book chapters in this exciting lesson!
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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.
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Sundae Summarizing
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Sundae Summarizing
Summarizing stories has never tasted so good! Students can use this yummy ice cream-themed graphic organizer to form short summaries of fiction they read independently or with the class.
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Summarize It
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Summarize It
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It's Time to Retell
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It's Time to Retell
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Happy Halloween!: Level J
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Happy Halloween!: Level J
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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 senses. For example, create an activity where students do a blind smell test with different spices or have students touch and describe mystery objects in a bag.
Sensory Words
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Sensory Words
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Worksheet
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.
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Sensory Language
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Sensory Language
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Write a Descriptive Paragraph
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Write a Descriptive Paragraph
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Writing: Descriptive Words
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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.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.