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# This Week in First Grade

Week 6

## Short E Review

At the beginning of the week, brainstorm a list of short E words with your child. Hang it on the fridge or family bulletin board, and invite your child to read the words aloud to you over the next several days.
Continue your review of short vowel sounds with short E words. Have students brainstorm as many words as they can think of that include the short E sound in small groups.
Short "E" Sounds Color Puzzle
Worksheet
Short "E" Sounds Color Puzzle
Looking for a worksheet to help your child learn vowels? This printable worksheet will improve his skills with the short E sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"eg" Word Family
Worksheet
"eg" Word Family
This eg word family cut and paste activity helps kids learn how to build new words by adding letters. They'll learn rhyming words from the -eg word family.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ell Word Family
Worksheet
Ell Word Family
Here your child learns to rhyme words from the -ell word family!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Family Practice: "Est" Words
Worksheet
Word Family Practice: "Est" Words
Children practice their reading skills and familiarize themselves with the word family "-est" in this cut-and-paste activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short E Hopper
Game
Short E Hopper
Kids practice sounding out words to find the short e sound in this phonics game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game

## Fact Families

Strengthen addition and subtraction skills with fact family worksheets this week. Fact families will help your child understand how addition and subtraction are related.
Use dominoes to teach students fact families. Model choosing a domino, and writing two addition and two subtraction equations using the number of dots on each half of the domino. Then, challenge students to write their own fact families using dominoes!
Math Fact: Relationship Between Addition & Subtraction
Worksheet
Math Fact: Relationship Between Addition & Subtraction
Kids add, subtract, or use math facts they have committed to memory to fill in the missing numbers in the fact families on this third grade math worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Fact Families
Worksheet
Fact Families
Looking for a worksheet that practices addition and subtraction skills? This printable works with fact families and common denominators.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Fact Family Houses
Worksheet
Fact Family Houses
This fact family worksheet gets kids to add and subtract. In this fact family worksheet, third graders will fill in the missing numbers in fact family houses.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Fact Family Practice: Icy Fact Families
Worksheet
Fact Family Practice: Icy Fact Families
In this fact family practice worksheet, kids show that they understand the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Snail Fact Families
Worksheet
Snail Fact Families
Kids add, subtract, or use math facts they have committed to memory to fill in the missing numbers in the fact families on this second grade math worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Lesson plan
Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Double dominoes! Get your students excited to add with dominoes and playing cards. This lesson is a fun way to help your students continue to learn to add.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Double-9 Domino Dash
Lesson plan
Double-9 Domino Dash
Break out the dominoes! Students will practice adding and comparing numbers with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards** lesson.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

## Good Reading Habits

Encourage your child to read independently for at least 20 minutes per day. If your child comes to you with questions about how to read words, show them that looking at the picture can help them read the words on their own. Remind your child to think about what is happening in the story as they read. Model other good habits that readers use, such as making predictions and inferences.
Make sure students are getting sufficient time to read independentlyâ€”at least 20 minutes per day. Remind them that looking at the picture might help them read tricky words and better understand the story! Teach other good habits that readers use, such as making predictions and inferences.
Picture Comprehension
Worksheet
Picture Comprehension
Picture comprehension is a great intro to reading comprehension! Kids will simply identify what is going on in each picture.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Basic Reading Comprehension
Activity
Basic Reading Comprehension
Try this simple activity to stimulate some very complex thinking with your first grader to develop those all-important reading and comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Directions First: Reading to Draw
Activity
Directions First: Reading to Draw
Here's an activity to encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to visualize directions on colors, numbers, and shapes to create cool pictures!
1st grade
Arts & crafts
Activity
Making Inferences Pictures
Worksheet
Making Inferences Pictures
Making inferences means reading between the lines! Learn to spot contextual clues in stories my making inferences with these pictures.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Sun and Moon
Worksheet
The Sun and Moon
Learn an old story about why the sun and moon chase each other around the globe with a fun folktale from the Philippines!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Predict It
Lesson plan
Predict It
Engage students in reading grade-level texts by making and testing predictions. Your students will be excited to read on to find out if their predictions are correct!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Making Predictions
Lesson plan
Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice making predictions while telling stories. Students will learn to use sequencing words like first, then, and last. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predict It lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Camping Trip: Level E
Story
The Camping Trip: Level E
Get your kid ready for their big trip, or just dream of s'mores and scenic views, with this leveled book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

## Personal Narrative: Punctuation

When editing personal narratives with your child, remind them to add punctuation. Remind them to use an exclamation point to show excitement!
Teach your students the meaning of different punctuation marks as they continue work on their personal narratives. Modeling writing a personal narrative on the board without periods or exclamation points, and have students help you add punctuation.
Punctuation Symbols
Worksheet
Punctuation Symbols
Help your students get a handle on punctuation marks with this fun and colorful match-up.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Kids rewrite incorrect sentences to gain practice with sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation on this first grade reading and writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
End Marks
Worksheet
End Marks
Check out this super-handy worksheet containing flashcards for end marks, a great study tool.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
Activity
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
With nothing more than a flat open space and some lively kids, you can reinforce key concepts of punctuation while having lots of healthy laughs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Gotcha! A Punctuation Readaloud Game
Activity
Gotcha! A Punctuation Readaloud Game
Let your child catch you making deliberate errors in this silly game that promotes serious learning about punctuation.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
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