Letter writing is an engaging and important writing format for third graders to master. You can support the development of letter writing expertise with this lesson that provides guidance on the structure and anatomy of a letter. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson will teach kids the various features that make a letter easier to read, and will also offer plenty of opportunities to practice.
Learning silent E rules is one of the trickiest concepts for early readers. Words such as cube/cub, robe/rob and tube/tub are particularly confusing to decipher. How can one little letter make so much of a difference? This lesson can help smooth the way with guided exercises and examples that bolster your student's ability to recognize, understand and read the letter E.
If your students need instruction in reading multisyllabic words with long vowel digraphs, then this lesson plan is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will use manipulatives to break apart and read complex, multisyllabic words.
Having a strong understanding of short A words like bag, hand and bat can help first graders with reading fluency. This guided lesson helps to support first graders as they expand their comprehension of short A words. With targeted exercises and familiar examples, the lesson will take kids through the short A words they will most commonly come acrsoos in first grade texts.
Spelling is the combination of letters that form the written word. Reading and spelling go hand in hand, and very young kids start with the most basic understanding of spelling when they first learn how to put letters together. Later, as they become more proficient readers, they use spelling to begin the process of writing. With our tools and resources, your student will grow more confident in their spelling abilities.
Resources to Soar Over Spelling Speed Bumps
It’s not uncommon for students to hit a few snags when it comes to spelling. The Learning Library’s spelling tools can help learners over the tricky hurdle with straightforward lessons and activities.
Fumbling over February or stumbling over September will not be necessary with teacher-created worksheets dedicated to learning specific words. Fifth-graders can tackle the advanced and confusing world of homophones with valuable guided lessons. An enjoyable cave adventure game can help kids learn long-form words quickly.
Numerous inventive lesson plans such as Onomatopoeia Zoo introduces second-graders to the alliterative word with the famous tune of “Old McDonald.” The “Diphthong Song” primes kids on those rebellious multi-vowel sounds.
In addition to creative lessons, hands-on challenges make the often tedious topic of spelling a delight. Creating a vocabulary flip book is a tried-and-true method of committing spelling words to memory, but other tasks such as the jumping bean phonics game utilizes children's playful nature.
The curated library of resources will not only help kids learn the essential skill of spelling, but they will also instill a love of letters.