Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Super Teacher Worksheets {review}

There are very few worksheet websites that excite me, but Super Teacher Worksheets is one that really does work well with our homeschooling style.  Recently we received their Individual Membership for review, and I am here to tell you, the variety and depth of this resource astounds me!

Super Teacher Worksheets

There is a little bit of everything on this website!  The major categories include:
  • Math
  • Reading & Writing
  • Phonics & Early Literacy
  • Handwriting
  • Grammar
  • Spelling Lists
  • Chapter Books
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Holidays
  • Puzzles & Brain Teasers
  • Teacher Helps
  • Pre-K & Kindergarten
These broad categories are typically further divided by grade level or concept (i.e. Science - animals, human body, weather, etc.) to make it easier to find something interesting.  The categories are listed down the side of the website, and I'd prefer a header or drop down menu of some sort, so it's always visible at the top of the page, or at least more quickly accessible than scrolling up and down when I pass what I'm looking for, but it's not a deal breaker.

There is such variety here, that there is always something to enhance our studies.

My preschooler has used a lot of the worksheets from the Phonics and Early Literacy section and the Pre-K and Kindergarten section.  I'm not typically one to offer worksheets to a preschooler, but this kid thrives on them, and strongly desires to do school like the big kids.  Giving her an age-appropriate worksheet is easy enough with Super Teacher Worksheets, because these aren't your typical skill-based worksheets.  Sure, we've colored pictures that match the letter, or traced words that start with the letter Bb, but we've found some other fun ones too.

I like to find worksheets that relate to books we're reading, to tie into our themes for the week.  When we read a book about a yellow ball, I found a page on circles under the shapes subcategory, and she chose different yellow writing instruments to use.

Super Teacher Worksheets

When we read about a blue boat, I found a cute sailboat page to practice triangles.

Super Teacher Worksheets

Under the scissor skills section, I found the zigzag practice page, and of course she colored each boat blue as she reached it.
Super Teacher Worksheets

For the older kids, we've used cursive practice sheets, maps for our geography, worked on prepositions, and the proofreading editing activities are a nice alternative to traditional grammar workbook pages.  There are a few books in the Chapter Book section that are on our reading list this year, so I'm excited to use some of the materials from this section when we get to these books.  There are chapter questions, project ideas, bookmarks you can color and other activities from which you can pick and choose.

Super Teacher Worksheets

If you have an iPhone/iPad or other device that can scan QR Codes, there are some fun worksheets for math and a couple of grammar pages.  Sometimes you scan the code to reveal the problem, sometimes a choice of answers, or sometimes the answer to determine if yours was correct.

Super Teacher Worksheets

One of my favorite features of this website is that you can preview worksheets (and answer keys) without downloading them.  I can open the PDF and look it over, and determine if it is what I want.  I prefer this over websites that automatically download before allowing me to look at the material.  I'm particular about worksheets and only use them in moderation, so this is a huge deal to me not to have to wade through unnecessary downloads.  There are also other great features like the search feature, a Worksheet Generator, and a Filing Cabinet where you can save worksheets you come across and want to use later.

Overall, I am very pleased with everything they have to offer.  There is such variety, and they are often so unique, that I can find non-traditional worksheets that meet our needs better than anywhere else I've tried.  Most of the material is Pre-K-5th, but I've come across some sections with 6th-8th grade material.  The worksheet generator would obviously allow more tailored material for any ages.

Super Teacher Worksheets offers multiple worksheets for free, usually one or more in every category, and you can preview the subscription-based items, so please check them out and see if they offer something for your family!

 Super Teacher Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets
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