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Free Teaching Resources and Worksheets, K-8

Free teaching resources for classroom teachers and homeschool families: worksheets, videos and articles.

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Spelling Rule: -tch or -ch?

When you hear the /ch/ sound at the end of a syllable AND it is immediately preceded by a short vowel (e.g. catch), it is spelled -tch.

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Spelling Rule: -k or -ck?

This spelling rule applies to the END of words, and is only reliable with single syllable words.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Dr. Chris Barnard and the First Heart Transplant

The heart is a powerful symbol. We use it in language to convey many ideas. We talk about the most important part of a subject as the “heart of the matter”. Following the Bible, we talk about a “heart of stone”.

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Spelling Rule: Is It ai or ay?

We use “ai” in the beginning or middle of the word (aim, rain, pail, train) or syllable (airplane) and “ay” at the end of the word (play, stay, day, May) or syllable (playmate).

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Five of the World’s Deserts

When we think of deserts, we think of a huge, hot, lonely space. We even use the word “deserted” to describe a hopeless feeling. It might surprise you to learn that not all deserts are hot, and some of them are very small! We are going to learn about five of the world’s deserts in this article.

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When Two Vowels Go Walking…

Children have long recited the spelling rule, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking,” -- meaning it says its name. For example, in brain you hear the A, but not the I. In soap you hear the O, but not the A.

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The Letter “y” at the End of a Word

The consonant sound of “y” is /y/ as in the words “yum” and “yak”. Typically, at the beginning of the word the “y” makes the consonant /y/ sound.

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What Are VCCV Words?

A VCCV word is a two-syllable words with the pattern vowel-consonant-consonant-vowel in the middle of the word. The word breaks into two syllables after the first consonant.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: One Ocean and Four — or Five — Basins

The ocean is the lifeblood of Earth, covering more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, driving weather, regulating temperature, and ultimately supporting all living organisms by producing 70 percent of our planet's oxygen...

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The Rabbit Rule

The “Rabbit Rule” is a commonly taught spelling rule that addresses the double consonant in words like “rabbit” and “parrot”.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Coco Chanel

France is a country that most people associate with art, high culture and sophistication. This reputation is, of course, entirely deserved. In particular, French people are famous for being well dressed and taking pride in their appearance...

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