Long U

Long U

Strengthen your child's knowledge of long and short vowels by creating a long/short vowel scavenger hunt. Write words with long/short vowels on notecards (e.g. cat, gate, hug, dune, boat, shot) and challenge your child to collect them and sort them into two piles: short vowel words/long vowel words.
Make sure to use a variety of assessment tools to evaluate student word knowledge. You can use student writing as a meaningful assessment by doing quick diction activities that focus on the spelling pattern of the week.
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Long "u" Sound
Worksheet
Long "u" Sound
Is your second grader learning her vowels? This worksheet helps kids recognise long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long
Long "U" Word Search
Worksheet
Long "U" Word Search
Help your child learn vowels and improve his reading skills with this printable word search puzzle that's all about the vowel U.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: Long U
Learning Long Vowels: Long U
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: Long U
Help your first grader get to know long u words by matching words and pictures with the long u sound.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: Long U Words #2
Learning Long Vowels: Long U Words #2
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: Long U Words #2
Not only do kids practise reading a slew of long u words on this phonics worksheet, they also work on handwriting skills and vocabulary, too.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long U Challenge
Long U Challenge
Worksheet
Long U Challenge
Challenge your students with this letter-sound relationship activity! Students will brainstorm words with the long U sound using letters from a letter bank.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Comparing Two Three-Digit Numbers

Comparing Two Three-Digit Numbers

Use comparison words, such as smaller, bigger, least, and greatest, often to help your child become familiar with maths vocabulary.
Support students by creating a chart with comparison words, such as smaller/bigger, smallest/biggest, less than/greater than, and least/greatest. Provide students with the opportunity to use comparison language in a guided setting (choral response) before asking them to complete an independent activity with these vocabulary words.
Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
Lesson plan
Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
Students will get a chance to use multiple methods to compare three-digit numbers. They will also get practise using greater than and less than symbols to show their answers.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Comparing Numbers: Greater Than or Less Than #2
Comparing Numbers: Greater Than or Less Than #2
Worksheet
Comparing Numbers: Greater Than or Less Than #2
Greater than or less than? Challenge your second grader to explore number comparisons with this cheerful worksheet!
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Less Than or Greater Than: 100 to 999
Less Than or Greater Than: 100 to 999
Game
Less Than or Greater Than: 100 to 999
Kids compare three-digit numbers at the swamp in this silly game.
Year 3
Maths
Game
Comparing Numbers: Less Than
Comparing Numbers: Less Than
Worksheet
Comparing Numbers: Less Than
Make the maths concept "less than" more clear with a colorful worksheet that gets him practising with number comparisons to make each equation true.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Comparing Numbers: Greater Than
Comparing Numbers: Greater Than
Worksheet
Comparing Numbers: Greater Than
Can your second grader dig a little deeper into number comparisons? Have her find the missing number that makes each "greater than" equation true.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet

Noticing Details

Noticing Details

Challenge your child to read a nonfiction text about a new topic this week. They can present their findings to you as an expert later in the week!
Nonfiction reading gives students the opportunity to become experts on their favorite topics! Set time aside each week for students to work on "passion projects" where they can research their topic and present their findings to the class!
Starfish Facts
Starfish Facts
Worksheet
Starfish Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool starfish facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shrimp Facts
Shrimp Facts
Worksheet
Shrimp Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool shrimp facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Brief History of Bubble Gum
A Brief History of Bubble Gum
Worksheet
A Brief History of Bubble Gum
Ever wondered how bubble gum got its start? Give your child practise reading a time line with this worksheet all about the humble beginnings of bubble gum.
Year 3
Social studies
Worksheet
A Brief History of the Hula Hoop
A Brief History of the Hula Hoop
Worksheet
A Brief History of the Hula Hoop
Did you know hoops were used by the ancient Greeks? Learn more with this worksheet that offers a glimpse into the history and evolution of the modern hula hoop.
Year 3
Social studies
Worksheet
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Lesson plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your students learn how to find the main idea and details in a nonfiction text using a graphic organizer for support.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Lesson plan
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Provide students with an opportunity to closely examine the difference between a topic and main idea in a nonfiction text. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Finding the Main Idea and Details in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
All About Apples: Level K
All About Apples: Level K
Story
All About Apples: Level K
In this levelled book that has a little bit of life science thrown in, kids can learn about the world's most popular snack and solidify reading skills.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Story

Protagonist vs. Antagonist Narrative Endings

Protagonist vs. Antagonist Narrative Endings

Support your child in writing a detailed resolution by having them explain the ending of their story orally before jotting it down on paper. Remind them that a problem should finish with a detailed resolution, and use their favorite stories to help illustrate this idea in a concrete way!
Story endings should feature some kind of resolution to the problem in the story. Student writing can sometimes feel rushed at the end, so make sure to encourage students to add the same level of juicy details they used in previous parts of their story.
Beginning, Middle, End
Beginning, Middle, End
Worksheet
Beginning, Middle, End
This three-part series of writing prompts will reinforce story structure and creativity in your child's writing.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spider Web Graphic Organizer
Spider Web Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Spider Web Graphic Organizer
Untangle the strands of a story with this spider web graphic organizer!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: Create a Story Map
Story Comprehension: Create a Story Map
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: Create a Story Map
Boost your first grader's reading comprehension by using a story map to outline a story visually.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
Worksheet
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
A strong ending is a key part of creative writing! Have your second graders flex their fiction comprehension muscles with this activity. Students will consider problem, solution, characters, and detail as they answer questions after reading a short story.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
What Happened Next?
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
Play author with this creative writing and comprehension exercise! Your child will learn all about inference, or drawing conclusions based on what they've read.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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