Short O & Short U Review

Short O & Short U Review

Help your child develop phonemic awareness by asking them about the sounds in different words. Which words contain short vowel sounds? Which end with the same sound?
When reviewing the short O and short U sounds, have students brainstorm words that have those sounds and record them on sticky notes. Then create a T chart and have students take turns categorizing their words by vowel sound.
Short "O" Sounds Color Puzzle
Worksheet
Short "O" Sounds Color Puzzle
Help your child learn vowels and improve his reading skills with this printable worksheet that's all about short "o" sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short U Long U Worksheet
Worksheet
Short U Long U Worksheet
Short u long u worksheets help kids practice their phonics skills. This exercise uses fun images to teach kids about all the sounds the letter u makes.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "U"
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "U"
Get on board with word families by practicing word families with a short u sound, as in -un or -ut.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Family Story: -ug
Worksheet
Word Family Story: -ug
How many words end with "-ug"? This sheet is a great way to teach word families and help your child form the building blocks of writing and reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Welcome to Word Families: "Og" Words
Worksheet
Welcome to Word Families: "Og" Words
In this worksheet, beginning readers practice identifying, writing, and saying "og" family words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sort
Game
Short Vowel Sort
What short vowel do you hear? Kids must sort by sound in this phonics game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game

Addition Word Problems

Addition Word Problems

Help your child tackle word problems by first underlining the question, and then circling the numbers in the problem. Talk about what the problem is asking before beginning to solve the problem. Have your child think through the problems on the worksheets below.
It's important to make sure students understand what word problems are really asking them to do. Make sure to model how to read, re-read, and highlight key elements of a word problem by underlining the question and circling the numbers being used in the problem.
Word Problem Round-Up: Addition #2
Worksheet
Word Problem Round-Up: Addition #2
This round-up of addition word problems contains some cute images that get kids thinking about basic addition in a new way.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Problem Solving: Adding Apples
Worksheet
Problem Solving: Adding Apples
Even in nature, solving story problems is important. How many apples will be left on a tree if seven are picked?
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Animal Addition: Problem Solving
Worksheet
Animal Addition: Problem Solving
Looking for a first grade worksheet to help your child with his math skills? This printable is all about solving word problems with animal addition.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Addition Word Problems
Worksheet
Addition Word Problems
Word problems are a great way to apply math knowledge to real-world situations. Check in on your first graders’ abilities to solve addition word problems with this handy assessment.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Addition Number Stories
Worksheet
Addition Number Stories
Practice addition from a different approach with these number stories. Find the addition equation in each word problem.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Add Up the Fantasy Coins
Game
Add Up the Fantasy Coins
Kids solve a multi-step word problem by counting out the right number of coins.
1st grade
Math
Game
How'd You Get That Many?
Lesson plan
How'd You Get That Many?
Drawing on various problem solving techniques, students will challenge themselves to solve word problems involving three whole numbers. Problem solving, critical thinking, and real life applications? This lesson has it all.
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan
Three Addend Word Problems
Lesson plan
Three Addend Word Problems
Support your students' understanding of word problems as they invent strategies to add three addends in any order. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **How'd You Get that Many?**
1st grade
Math
Lesson plan

Sharing Books

Sharing Books

Take time to share interesting information about things you've read with your child. Tell your child the title of an article, blog, or magazine you've read along with a short summary. Then ask your child to tell you about a book they've read recently.
Make sure to give students an opportunity to share their books with partners after reading time. Give them sentence starters like: My book is called _________. It is about _________. Be sure not to give away the book's ending in case their buddy wants to read it!
Tell Me Everything
Worksheet
Tell Me Everything
Who doesn't love sharing about a good book? Your students will love writing and drawing about their books in this reading comprehension activity. After students read independently, have them share about what they read using this fun worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ready, Set, Retell
Worksheet
Ready, Set, Retell
Engage reluctant readers with this fun video game-themed worksheet! Students will share what happened at each point in the book as they advance through each level of the retell game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Would You Recommend It?
Worksheet
Would You Recommend It?
Engage your students in retelling stories and sharing their thoughts with this fun worksheet. After reading a book independently, young critics will tell what happens in the story and explain why they would or would not recommend it.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Pen Pals
Worksheet
Book Pen Pals
It’s fun to learn about books with friends! One of the best ways to get motivated to read is to get book recommendations. This worksheet helps students do just that in the format of a friendly letter.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Map That Story!
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Map That Story!
Help students build key reading comprehension skills by creating a story map for a book that they read. Students practice retelling, identifying characters, and making connections.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Lesson plan
Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Do you have students who are constantly asking what, who, where, why, how, and when? It's your turn to ask now! Have them read various stories and ask them to answer these questions in this lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
All About the 5 W's
Lesson plan
All About the 5 W's
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of important details in a text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
My Cast: Level F
Story
My Cast: Level F
Teach children all about fixing broken bones with a cast in this leveled book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Personal Narrative: Adjectives

Personal Narrative: Adjectives

After your child finishes writing a story, have them read the story to you aloud. Encourage them to add more details, including adjectives, to describe their experience.
As students finish writing their stories, make sure they have a chance to read their work aloud. Prompt them to add more details, including adjectives!
Get into Grammar: Descriptive Words #1
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Descriptive Words #1
Want to teach your first grader all about adjectives? These words that describe nouns are great for adding rich details to sentences and stories.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Add More Details!
Worksheet
Add More Details!
Great writing is in the details! As students revise their narrative writing, encourage them to use more descriptive details. This worksheet helps students dig deeper and revise their writing to include more adjectives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peer Review: Adjectives
Worksheet
Peer Review: Adjectives
It’s more fun to revise with a partner! After writing personal narratives, have students share their writing with a partner. Partners should identify at least three parts in the narrative where three descriptive details could be added.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adjective Inventory
Worksheet
Adjective Inventory
Want students to add more pizazz to their narratives? Encourage them to use descriptive details! Have students read over their writing and identify how many adjectives they used. Then challenge them to add in at least five more adjectives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Better Adjectives
Worksheet
Better Adjectives
Challenge kids to improve their writing by finding better adjectives to describe each of these items.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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