Use this chore chart template to fill out a weekly list of chores to be done, indicating which family member will do each chore and what day they will complete each chore. Discuss with the family as you go to practice English skills.
Creating a Book Recommendation Video
This guide provides sentence starters for students in fourth grade and older to formulate thoughts and opinions about a book which they can convey verbally for a book recommendation video. Filming tips for teachers are also provided. Videos can be posted for friends to see. Videos like these can be a way to motivate students to read and create something meaningful and useful.
Fun at the Library! Activity Guide
This guide includes a list of simple, literacy-focused activities that families can do with their young readers at the library. The guide also explains the early reading skills associated with each activity. A printable checklist with sections for each activity and a printable bookmark for a library scavenger hunt are also included.
Players describe nouns so that other players can guess them. This game provides practice using paraphrasing strategies, which are helpful when a speaker is struggling to use an unknown word.
Reading Racetrack Sight Word Activity
Teach students how to recognize sight words, which helps students read effortlessly and focus on decoding difficult words, using this exercise that involves multiple rounds of instruction and practice.
Seven Ways to Practice Synthetic and Analytic Thinking Skills
Caregivers and educators can use these synthetic and analytic thinking skills practice activities to support students’ literacy development. These activities strengthen neural pathways associated with literacy proficiency and help equip students to grow into competent communicators.
Spell the Word
This handout for practicing reading and spelling words with consonant digraphs contains pictures and partially spelled words that contain either the ch or sh digraph. Students will fill in the blank with the correct digraph to complete the spelling for the word that names what is shown in the picture above it.
Word Match Game
Players match nouns and adjectives to expand their vocabulary and practice other literacy skills including morpheme awareness, making connections to background knowledge, and social connections. Directions for how to play the game and templates to make your own cards are included.