Short I Spelling Patterns

Short I Spelling Patterns

Play spelling games with your child regularly. You could play Scrabble, Boggle, or anything you'd like!
A surefire way to liven up your spelling instruction and activities is to use spelling games. You can try existing games, like Memory and Bingo, or create your own!
Short Vowel Sounds:
Short Vowel Sounds: "I"
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "I"
Focus on word families featuring the short i sound with this helpful worksheet.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Short Vowels: I
Find the Short Vowels: I
Worksheet
Find the Short Vowels: I
Children examine eight pictures to determine which is pronounced with a short I.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Name Sort
Short Vowel Name Sort
Lesson plan
Short Vowel Name Sort
Short vowels can be found just about anywhere. One great place to look is inside your own classroom. In this lesson, students will enjoy going through the class list to sort the names of their peers based on short vowel sounds.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Silent E Springing Up
Silent E Springing Up
Lesson plan
Silent E Springing Up
Help your students learn new vocabulary in this hands-on lesson. Your class will learn new words by adding a silent e on the end of familiar CVC words.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Short I Challenge
Short I Challenge
Worksheet
Short I Challenge
Challenge your students to this word brainstorm activity! Students will use letters from a letter bank to generate words that contain the short vowel I.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short I Cat Food
Short I Cat Food
Game
Short I Cat Food
Kids must feed Roly by to spell words in this short I reading game.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
Game

Base 10 Three-Digit Numbers & Their Forms

Base 10 Three-Digit Numbers & Their Forms

Your child may be working on different forms of numbers in class, such as unit form, word form, and expanded form. Find out what these are so you can assist your child with maths assignments.
Combine a frequently used spelling activity (word sorts) with maths! Have students sort cards displaying numbers in their unit form, word form, and expanded form. Students will appreciate the more hands-on activity and can practise their skills in a low stakes setting with a partner.
Missing Numbers and Words
Missing Numbers and Words
Worksheet
Missing Numbers and Words
Teach your little one about place values with this maths worksheet. Each number is written out but is missing a digit or two that needs to be filled in.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Place Value Surfboards
Place Value Surfboards
Worksheet
Place Value Surfboards
Simple addition problems help your child to understand place values while honing arithmetic skills. A great review of the base 10 system.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Place Value Seashells
Place Value Seashells
Worksheet
Place Value Seashells
Match the numbers with their written out forms on this maths worksheet. Your child can brush up on place values as well as gain mastery of the base 10 system.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Place Value on the Blackboard
Place Value on the Blackboard
Worksheet
Place Value on the Blackboard
Practise identifying place values with this fun blackboard-themed maths worksheet. This worksheet poses a great challenge for kids working on place values.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Place Value: Numbers, Numbers
Place Value: Numbers, Numbers
Worksheet
Place Value: Numbers, Numbers
For each four-digit number on this year three maths worksheet, kids determine the place value of each digit.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Speed Counting: 394 to 416
Speed Counting: 394 to 416
Game
Speed Counting: 394 to 416
Kids help woodpeckers peck their way through blocks of wood in this speed counting game.
Year 3
Maths
Game
All About Three-Digit Numbers
All About Three-Digit Numbers
Lesson plan
All About Three-Digit Numbers
Students will get to explore three-digit numbers through base-ten blocks and written form. Students will get plenty of practise identifying the place values of a number both individually and with the class.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Lesson plan
Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Use this lesson to support students in learning how to write three-digit numbers as number names. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or as a pre-lesson for All About Three-Digit Numbers.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan

Summarizing

Summarizing

Look up the "Somebody Wanted But So Then" reading strategy. It helps a lot of kids when they're learning how to summarize.
A helpful summarizing strategy is called the "Somebody Wanted But So Then" method. This strategy helps kids identify the elements of a story: main characters, goals, problems, resolution, etc.
"Somebody Wanted" Story Map
Worksheet
"Somebody Wanted" Story Map
The "Somebody Wanted But So Then" reading strategy is a great way to help kids identify the key elements of a story. Students will use this easy format to begin summarizing a story of your choice in this fun treasure map-themed worksheet!
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story webs organise a story into one main idea and several details. Help your second grader read the story, then analyze it using the story web.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
Worksheet
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
Give your young readers some practise building their reading comprehension skills with the beloved story of The Three Little Pigs! Students will consider protagonists, antagonists, and character dynamics with this version of the classic story.
Year 3
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
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
The Elements of Fiction: Creating a Story Map
The Elements of Fiction: Creating a Story Map
Lesson plan
The Elements of Fiction: Creating a Story Map
Give your students a chance to hone their reading comprehension skills as they learn about the characters, setting, and plot of their favorite fiction books by creating a story map.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Key Elements of Fictional Text
The Key Elements of Fictional Text
Lesson plan
The Key Elements of Fictional Text
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about the key elements of fictional text, including characters, setting, and plot. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Better Together: Level K
Better Together: Level K
Story
Better Together: Level K
Learn about the benefits of teamwork in this interactive story featuring your favorite Education.com characters, Roly and Cuz-Cuz.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Story

Talking About Protagonists & Antagonists

Talking About Protagonists & Antagonists

A good way to integrate science into writing is to have your child write a story where their protagonist is a prey animal and the antagonist is a predator. This will allow children to study adaptations and the predator/prey relationship while also strengthening their understanding of story elements.
A good way to integrate science into writer's workshop is to have students write a story where their protagonist is a prey animal and the antagonist is a predator. This will allow students to study adaptations and the predator/prey relationship while also strengthening their understanding of a story mountain.
Nature Video Notes
Nature Video Notes
Worksheet
Nature Video Notes
Make taking notes fun by having your students use this handy organizer to collect their thoughts while learning about predators and prey. Students will note what they learn, questions they have, and new or interesting vocabulary words they hear.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tall Tales for Kids
Tall Tales for Kids
Worksheet
Tall Tales for Kids
Who is your favorite larger-than-life character? Help your young reader understand story structure with this tall tales activity.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Predator & Prey Organizers
Predator & Prey Organizers
Worksheet
Predator & Prey Organizers
After learning about a predator/prey relationship in the wild, students can use these organizers as a pre-writing exercise for informational paragraph writing. Students will use action verbs and adjectives to describe their predator and prey.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Lesson plan
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Students will learn how to identify story elements and create a short and sweet summary. They will fill out a graphic organizer and solidify their understanding by creating illustrations to show major plot points that they find themselves!
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Compare Two Characters
Compare Two Characters
Worksheet
Compare Two Characters
How are Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf different? Do they share any similarities? Challenge your young readers to hone their reading comprehension skills as they compare and contrast characters in a book or story with this Venn diagram works
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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