Diphthongs: oi, oy, ou

Diphthongs: oi, oy, ou

Diphthongs are vowel sounds formed by the combination of two vowel sounds (e.g. oi & oy).
Play a game of "Write the Room" and have students search for diphthongs around the classroom. Instruct students to record all of the diphthongs they find in their reading journals. Allow students to search for words in their textbooks, the classroom library, on posters, and in their own journals. Compare and contrast findings!
Vowel Diphthongs: OY
Vowel Diphthongs: OY
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OY
Children work on phonics and spelling skills as they learn about the diphthong OY in this vocabulary-building worksheet.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OI
Vowel Diphthongs: OI
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OI
Children work on phonics and spelling skills as they learn about the diphthong OI in this vocabulary-building worksheet.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OU
Vowel Diphthongs: OU
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: OU
Children work on phonics and spelling skills as they learn about the diphthong OU in this vocabulary-building worksheet.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Just Add 'Oil' ... or 'All'
Just Add 'Oil' ... or 'All'
Worksheet
Just Add 'Oil' ... or 'All'
Using context clues that your child reads in each sentence, fill in the blank and finish words using "oil" or "all."
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Kids choose from the diphthongs oi, oy, ou, and ow to fill in the missing letters in the words on this year three reading and writing worksheet.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
Practise Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
Worksheet
Practise Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
In this worksheet, kids practise decoding and understanding words with the diphthong ou.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Place Value, Counting, & Comparisons Review

Place Value, Counting, & Comparisons Review

Make sure to check in with your child's teacher periodically to see if there are any particular topics that your child should work on at home. If you have any questions about how to work on a concept, bring a notebook to your meeting with their teacher and jot down strategies the teacher uses so you can review them at home!
Promote flexible thinking by allowing students to represent place value using a variety of manipulatives. Students can represent a number using popsicle sticks, money, place value disks, drawings, etc.
Expanded Form Turtles
Expanded Form Turtles
Worksheet
Expanded Form Turtles
Want to give your second graders practise writing numbers in expanded form? Students will have fun filling in these turtle shells with the expanded form of three-digit numbers.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Worksheet
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Try this tens, ones, and hundreds worksheet for extra place value practise
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Number Place Values: Cupcake Match
Number Place Values: Cupcake Match
Worksheet
Number Place Values: Cupcake Match
Each yummy cupcake in this worksheet contains a number. In this place value maths worksheet, kids match each number to its written equivalent.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Place Value: Expanding Numbers #1
Place Value: Expanding Numbers #1
Worksheet
Place Value: Expanding Numbers #1
Children practise writing numbers from expanded forms, and expanded forms from numbers.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
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
Which Number is the Greatest?
Which Number is the Greatest?
Lesson plan
Which Number is the Greatest?
Use this lesson to support students in understanding the symbols used to record numbers. This lesson can be used alongside Comparing Three-Digit Numbers or as a standalone, scaffolded EL support lesson.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan

Previewing Parts of a Book

Previewing Parts of a Book

A book walk is a strategy you can use with your child before you read together. Flip through the pages of the story slowly, and ask your child to make predictions, reflect on the text features, and make connections to the book. Book walks will help your child's reading comprehension (understanding what they read).
A book walk is an essential part of nonfiction reading. You want to convey to students that they are, in a way, doing detective work. When they preview a book, they are anticipating what they might learn and in turn improving their comprehension.
Chameleon Table of Contents
Chameleon Table of Contents
Worksheet
Chameleon Table of Contents
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple non-fiction text features with this table of contents activity. Young readers will practise using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about chameleons.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Preview with Post-Its!
Preview with Post-Its!
Lesson plan
Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Lesson plan
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Take the mystery out of comprehending nonfiction by becoming a text feature detective! Find clues before reading to get your brain ready to learn!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Lesson plan
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Use this lesson to help your EL students recognise and use reflexive pronouns. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Preview with Post-Its.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Unknown Words
Unknown Words
Lesson plan
Unknown Words
Increase student comprehension by teaching your students strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for the Be a Nonfiction Detective lesson.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Identify the Text Features
Identify the Text Features
Game
Identify the Text Features
Text features highlight important facts in sources of information. Help kids learn to identify these features with this silly newspaper article.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Game

Publishing

Publishing

Once your child has several edited writing pieces from school or personal work that are meaningful to them, you can work together to make the pieces into a book or special folder.
Publishing should be an exciting time for your students. It should be treated as a celebration. Have a publishing party and invite family members to attend and listen to their child share their work.
Creative Writing Prompt: Music Band
Creative Writing Prompt: Music Band
Worksheet
Creative Writing Prompt: Music Band
Young writers will love this fun creative writing prompt that invites them to dream big.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing Prompt: Pet Dinosaur
Creative Writing Prompt: Pet Dinosaur
Worksheet
Creative Writing Prompt: Pet Dinosaur
Young writers will enjoy responding to an imaginative prompt about a pet dinosaur.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Superhero Writing
Superhero Writing
Worksheet
Superhero Writing
Every kid wishes they could be a superhero. With this creative writing prompt, have them think of a super power and write about how they'd use it.
Year 3
Worksheet
Peacock Writing Prompt
Peacock Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Peacock Writing Prompt
Imagine what would happen if a crow wanted to be a peacock! Give your little storyteller a fun way to practise their creative writing with this prompt.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Outer Space
Creative Writing for Kids: Outer Space
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Outer Space
Practise writing by using your imagination to create a story about your experience in outer space!
Year 3
Worksheet
Create a Story Summary Folder
Create a Story Summary Folder
Activity
Create a Story Summary Folder
Make a story summary folder with your child to help develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Activity
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