First Grade: School and Academics Articles
Reading aloud to your child is especially important during first grade, when independent reading is still a lot of work. Here are 10 books that are enjoyable and hit on some key first grade issues.
By combining reading skills with small motor skills and adding in spelling, your child is just learning to communicate via the written word - a skill that will be used and refined for the rest of your child's life.
First grade math is generally made up of skills that can be divided into groups such as number sense, geometry, operations, and problem solving. To progress in math, your child must acquire several conceptual building blocks:
Now that your first grader is either already reading or is certainly ready to read, you know that reading is not a single skill: It's a whole set of skills and subskills, with decoding (sounding out words) and comprehension (understanding what the words mean) at the core.
For most kids, first grade is thrilling. Rarely, in fact, will school include so many "firsts": the first time most kids attend full-day school; the first time they manage a page of math problems; and especially, the first time they read a book independently, cover to cover.
Sight words are words that appear frequently in most of the text kids read, but can't easily be sounded out. Here's a list of first grade sight words.
First grade science is a welcome opportunity for kids to do lots of hands-on exploration. What sort of things do they learn? Read on to find out!
If you're feeling flustered trying to find books that both you and your first grade child can enjoy, we've got you covered. We've cracked open hundreds of new titles to bring you this list of fail-safe favorites for first grade summer reading.
Beginning first graders are sometimes put off by having more homework than they did in kindergarten. Use the following tips to help avoid homework battles.
One of your first grader's biggest challenges is learning to read. While waiting for those words to start jumping off the page, read to them! Listening to some of these stories will give kids an added boost of inspiration.
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