Short Vowels

Short Vowels

This week continue to practise listening for the short vowel sounds in words. Play this game with your child: Write two consonants at the top of a piece of paper (like c_t, p_g, etc.) and plug in different vowels to make words that are real and made up.
This week continue to identify the vowel sounds in CVC words with your class. Make it fun by playing games! Try writing two consonants on the board (like c_t, p_g, etc.) and plugging in different vowels to make words that are real and made up.
Missing Vowels
Missing Vowels
Worksheet
Missing Vowels
Help your child learn vowels and improve his spelling skills with this printable year one worksheet.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short I or Short U?
Short I or Short U?
Game
Short I or Short U?
Name that vowel! Kids must sort short vowel words to pack up for school.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Game
Short Vowel Sounds
Short Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds
Review short vowels from a to u with this word match worksheet.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short
Short "E" Words
Worksheet
Short "E" Words
More than just an exercise in sounding words out, this worksheet asks kids to find the words with the short e sound.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Animal Vowels
Animal Vowels
Lesson plan
Animal Vowels
Have some fun sorting out short vowels in this animal-filled lesson!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Word Ladder Challenge
Word Ladder Challenge
Worksheet
Word Ladder Challenge
Climb the word ladder in this puzzling phonics challenge! Your child will use his knowledge of word families to change "CAT" into "DOG" one letter at a time.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds Rhyming
Short Vowel Sounds Rhyming
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds Rhyming
Anne the ant needs some help to make it across the pond. Can your child find the rhyming short vowels and give her a hand?
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Vowels
Learning Vowels
Worksheet
Learning Vowels
On this worksheet, kids answer questions about where different insects live by filling in the vowels that are missing.
Year one
Worksheet
Find the Missing Middle Letter
Find the Missing Middle Letter
Worksheet
Find the Missing Middle Letter
Get your child reading ready. This worksheet will flex her reading skills by helping her sound her way though some overlooked consonants.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Measurement

Measurement

This week introduce measurement! Provide a variety of hands on experiences for your child to practise making comparisons. Encourage comparing things that are heavy and light or short and tall to understand the concepts of comparison and measurement.
This week introduce measurement! Provide a variety of hands on experiences for children to practise making comparisons. Encourage comparing things that are heavy and light or short and tall to understand the concepts of comparison and measurement.
Comparing Weights
Comparing Weights
Worksheet
Comparing Weights
Do you know how much you weigh? Introduce your kindergartener to the concept of measurement by weight with this fun comparison worksheet.
Year one
Maths
Worksheet
Estimating Volume
Estimating Volume
Worksheet
Estimating Volume
Help your child practise his skills with volume with this printable worksheet, which asks him to estimate how much liquid things can hold.
Year one
Maths
Worksheet
Draw It: Heavy or Light
Draw It: Heavy or Light
Worksheet
Draw It: Heavy or Light
Help your year one students practise identifying which items are heavy and which are light with this worksheet.
Year one
Maths
Worksheet
Comparing Quantities Quiz
Comparing Quantities Quiz
Game
Comparing Quantities Quiz
Kids compare different quantities and practise counting in this colorful quiz.
Year one
Maths
Game
Heavier or Lighter?
Heavier or Lighter?
Lesson plan
Heavier or Lighter?
Fill ‘em up! This lesson teaches students to compare how much different containers can hold. Get ready for some overflowing fun!
Year one
Maths
Lesson plan
Can you compare?
Can you compare?
Lesson plan
Can you compare?
In this fun hands-on lesson, students will get introduced to comparing heavy and light objects. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Heavier or Lighter** lesson plan.
Year one
Maths
Lesson plan
Animals Big and Small
Animals Big and Small
Worksheet
Animals Big and Small
Students learn how to compare animals using the words “bigger” and “smaller.”
Year one
Maths
Worksheet
Autumn More or Less
Autumn More or Less
Activity
Autumn More or Less
Encourage your child to compare and contrast a wide variety of autumn-themed items by weighing various objects and recording their findings.
Year one
Maths
Activity
Measuring Bug: Inches
Measuring Bug: Inches
Worksheet
Measuring Bug: Inches
Practise measuring length in inches with your first grader with this cute buggy worksheet.
Year one
Maths
Worksheet

Shared Reading

Buddy Reading

This week work on reading fluency with your child. Try reading a book aloud in a new way: read every other page, then have your child read the rest.
Have students practise reading books aloud to a friend or family member. Encourage students to set up a plan for how to read the book together, such as reading with one voice or taking turns reading one or two pages.
Sharing Ideas with a Friend
Sharing Ideas with a Friend
Lesson plan
Sharing Ideas with a Friend
In this fun lesson all about sharing ideas, students will get an overview of partnership rules, and time to practise working with a partner. This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Me and My Partner** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Me and My Partner
Me and My Partner
Lesson plan
Me and My Partner
Students will build relationships and reading skills with this fun partner-themed lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
My New Friend: Level B
My New Friend: Level B
Story
My New Friend: Level B
This levelled book introduces kids to simple sentence structure, and tells a story they might be familiar with.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Story
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
Story
The Little Red Hen
Kids learn about reaping rewards from hard work in this classic fairy tale.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Story
Rebus Story
Rebus Story
Worksheet
Rebus Story
A rebus story is like a picture story! It's up to your little storyteller to fill in the blanks with the cut-out pictures on page 1.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Smooth Reading #1
Smooth Reading #1
Worksheet
Smooth Reading #1
Help your students with their reading fluency using this fun worksheet.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Have Fun Reading: Choice Board
Have Fun Reading: Choice Board
Worksheet
Have Fun Reading: Choice Board
With this Have Fun Reading Choice Board, budding bookworms can choose from a variety of engaging reading-based activities, from reading in a cozy blanket fort to drawing or acting out their favorite part of a story.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Mini Story Book: My Friend
Make a Mini Story Book: My Friend
Worksheet
Make a Mini Story Book: My Friend
Featuring a story about a cat and mouse who make friends, this make-it-yourself mini book offers tons of reading (and coloring!) fun.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Worksheet
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Draw a picture of the beginning, middle, and end of this well-loved poem.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Blending Words

Blending Words

Have your child sound out all the letters in a word to help spell it. Make sure they do this multiple times as they write the word.
When students are spelling words in their writing, instruct them to say the word several times. Make sure they are listening to all the sounds as they write it.
Building Sight Words
Building Sight Words
Worksheet
Building Sight Words
Get your word building hammers ready! These words need to be finished. Can your little speller help?
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Lesson plan
Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Read and roll! This interactive game can be used as an engaging activity or an assessment tool that allows you to easily monitor your students’ ability to blend phonemes together to create words.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Blending Sounds and Spelling Words
Blending Sounds and Spelling Words
Lesson plan
Blending Sounds and Spelling Words
Use this fun kinesthetic awareness and spelling lesson to help your ELs practise identifying and blending together the sounds in common CVC words. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for Letter Roll Reading.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Blending Sounds Spelling
Blending Sounds Spelling
Game
Blending Sounds Spelling
Kids build blending and spelling skills to help get the gang to school in time.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Game
Blend at the Beginning
Blend at the Beginning
Worksheet
Blend at the Beginning
Practise sounding out and identifying blends at the beginning of words with your first grader with help from this worksheet.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Four Letter Short A Words
Four Letter Short A Words
Worksheet
Four Letter Short A Words
Use this worksheet for visuals to help students segment four letter words.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Missing Letter: B and C Words
Missing Letter: B and C Words
Worksheet
Missing Letter: B and C Words
In this worksheet, your child will say the name of each picture, listening to the beginning sound, then write the missing letter that completes the word.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Switch it!
Switch it!
Worksheet
Switch it!
Children will practise their reading and spelling skills with this worksheet. Students will switch the beginning sound of a word to create a new word.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Welcome to Word Families:
Welcome to Word Families: "An" Words
Worksheet
Welcome to Word Families: "An" Words
It's all in the family! Beginning readers learn about "an" words with this fun tracing and matching activity.
Year one
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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