Short E Spelling Patterns

Short E Spelling Patterns

As you're looking at your child's spelling words, try to show them common spelling patterns, especially in relation to vowels.
The emphasis for spelling lessons should be about finding logical spelling patterns in words, not simply memorizing lists of words. Be sure to give students a list of words that can easily be sorted into categories based on different features.
Short Vowel Sounds: "E"
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Short Vowel Sounds: "E"
Learn about word families, and practice sounding out short e, with this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Short "E" Vowel
Worksheet
Short "E" Vowel
On this first grade phonics worksheet, kids practice identifying the short "E" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then they write their own short "E" word.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowels: "E"
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Long and Short Vowels: "E"
With this phonics worksheet, kids match picture names to items representing short "E" and long "E" vowel sounds, then glue the pictures to the page.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fall Leaves: Short E/Long E
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Fall Leaves: Short E/Long E
Understanding letter sound relationships is a vital skill for young readers. Have your students practice reading common and inconsistent word patterns in this long “e”/ short “e” search. Kids will love coloring this autumn-themed worksheet as they learn!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read and Find: Short E
Worksheet
Read and Find: Short E
Understanding letter sound relationships is such an important skill for young readers. Give your students the practice they need reading common word patterns in this short “e” search.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Game
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Practice spelling irregular sight words with this letter tiles game, a great challenge for early readers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Place Value: Ones, Tens, Hundreds, & Thousands

Place Value: Ones, Tens, Hundreds, & Thousands

Play a guessing game to learn about place value! Take a bag of popsicle sticks and pour them out onto a table. Ask your child to guess how many sticks are on the table. Then, using rubber bands, group sets of ten popsicle sticks together, then group those tens into groups of 100 popsicle sticks.
A way to pique your students' interest around place value can be done by playing a guessing game of how many popsicle sticks or straws you put onto the ground. In order for this activity to be effective, you need at least 1,000 sticks or straws. Tell students you will find this out by making "bundles" of ten sticks/straws using rubber bands. Once students have ten bundles of ten sticks/straws, you will make a bundle of one hundred. Students can work with partners or in small groups to count a portion of the total.
Number Place Values: Cupcake Match
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Number Place Values: Cupcake Match
Each yummy cupcake in this worksheet contains a number. In this place value math worksheet, kids match each number to its written equivalent.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Digging Digits: Practice Place Value #1
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Digging Digits: Practice Place Value #1
Start your second grader out with some place value practice with this colorful worksheet that explores the ones, tens, and hundreds digits.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value Fill-In
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Place Value Fill-In
Translating written out numbers into numerals is a great way to learn place values. Crabs and seashells decorate this colorful beach-themed math worksheet!
2nd grade
Math
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Place Value Surfboards
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Place Value Surfboards
Simple addition problems help your child to understand place values while honing her arithmetic skills. A great review of the base 10 system.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
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Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Try this tens, ones, and hundreds worksheet for extra place value practice
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
3-Digit Place Value Machine
Game
3-Digit Place Value Machine
Kids make three-digit numbers with hundreds, tens, and ones in this game.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Place Value Hop
Lesson plan
Place Value Hop
Your students will “hop their way” into understanding place value with this fun and active game! In this lesson, they will learn that changing the order of the digits in a number changes its value.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Examining Author's Craft

Examining Author's Craft

Your child might not know that authors make conscious choices about their word choice, actions characters take, and more. Ask your child why they think the author chose to use certain words in the book they're reading.
Students may be surprised to learn that authors are very intentional about their own word choice, what actions characters do, etc. Highlighting this fact will also help students make the connection to their own writing and encourage them to be thoughtful writers.
Interactive Story Writing
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Interactive Story Writing
This reading exercise uses interactive story writing; it's a great way to look at reading comprehension from a different angle.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author's Purpose
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Author's Purpose
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Understanding the relationship of cause and effect is a cornerstone of strong reading comprehension skills. Students will seek to explain why events happened in a book of their choosing in this cause and effect activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Moody Words
Worksheet
Moody Words
Authors use sensory language to make their writing more descriptive. Have your students consider the words authors use to create specific moods in this fun pumpkin-themed worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Point of View Practice
Worksheet
Point of View Practice
One of the first questions young readers should ask is, "Who is telling this story?" Here students will practice spotting different points of view by identifying which point of view sentences are written from and then writing sentences of their own.
Reading & Writing
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Lesson plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Students will read a short fictional story and discuss why the author included certain details and words. Use this lesson to help your students navigate parts of fictional text to determine the author's purpose!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Lesson plan
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Personal Narrative Hooks & Endings

Personal Narrative Hooks & Endings

Encourage your child to have a 'hook' at the beginning of personal narrative writing by using dialogue, an action, a question, or any engaging text.
As with other types of writing, students need to find a way to interest their readers from the beginning. Brainstorm different ways to pique a reader's interest with the class, and create an anchor chart for them to use. A few ways to hook a reader may include starting a narrative with dialogue, action, a question, etc.
Opening Sentences Writing Practice
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Opening Sentences Writing Practice
Offering three strategies on how to write a good first sentence, this worksheet helps kids become stronger writers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Interesting Introductions
Lesson plan
Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Super Endings
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Super Endings
Being able to write a strong conclusion is an essential skill for all story-tellers. With this activity, budding writers will practice this skill by writing two types of endings for their personal narratives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Narrative Hooks: Brainstorming
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Narrative Hooks: Brainstorming
A strong hook will grab a reader's attention and pull them into your story! This organizer will help young writers try out different ideas and decide on the strongest hook for their personal narrative.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Hooks
Worksheet
Narrative Hooks
A strong hook will capture a reader's attention and make them want to know more! In this activity, students will identify four different ways to hook a reader into a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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