The more students read about a topic, the more they’ll become experts! Help kids embrace their expert status by having them recommend books to friends. They'll write a letter recommending at least two different books, sharing what makes each unique.
"The witch was on her broom with her..." Where will your child take the story from here? This Halloween story starter is a great way to get your first grader's wheels turning and creative juices flowing.
Writing personal narratives requires students to be able to stretch out small moments into beginnings, middles, and ends. Help your young writers practice this skill by thinking how they could stretch out a story about something related to school.
Have your kids put on their detective hats to solve the case of the missing letters! Students are encouraged to slow down and listen to each sound they hear. By working as word detectives, students learn how to segment words into different sounds.