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The Floss Spelling Rule Explained

The Floss Rule is a simple spelling rule that helps students remember when to use a double consonant at the end of a word.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born to a Hindu family on October 2, 1869, in India. He was a lawyer, politician, social activist and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.

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Spelling Rule: Bossy R

When the letter r follows a vowel, the vowel is usually forced to change its sound. That’s why we call it the “Bossy R”.

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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 Rules Every Child Should Know

Spelling is not always easy, but fortunately, there are spelling rules that can help students improve their spelling.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Four Amazing Rivers of the World

Most people consider the Nile to be the world’s longest river. However, there is some disagreement as some people believe the Amazon is longer.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Six Islands of the World

An island is a piece of land surrounded by water. Continents are also surrounded by water, but because they are so big, they are not considered islands. Islands may occur in oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers.

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The Parts of Speech Poem

There are eight parts of speech in the English language: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Here’s an old children’s rhyme about the eight parts of speech.

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Consonant Digraphs: sh, ch, wh and th

A digraph is two letters that combine to correspond to one sound (phoneme). Examples of consonant digraphs are sh, ch, wh and th.

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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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Teaching Silent e

When a short word (or the last syllable of a longer word) ends in the pattern vowel-consonant-e, it usually makes the vowel sound long and says its alphabet name...

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Jerusalema Dance Challenge

These days, we hear a lot about viruses and how to avoid catching them. Interestingly, there are some similarities in the way we talk about music and viruses. We can talk about “catching” a virus and we can describe a song as “catchy”.

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