First Grade Reading
Listening to some of these stories will give beginning readers an added boost of inspiration.
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.
Here are 10 read-aloud books that are both enjoyable and hit on some key issues first graders may be dealing with.
Reading Study Help
Here's an activity that'll encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to decode directions on colors, numbers, and shapes in order to create cool pictures he can add to his art collection!
Celebrate Read Across America Day with the words used by Seuss himself. Challenge your kid to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham."
Help your kindergartener tackle the "silent e rule" with this simple activity that's sure to leave her flipping over vowel practice!
Jump rope isn't just good exercise. It's also a fun way to build your child's ability to focus and learn. Use these rhythmic chants to help your first grade athlete learn the days of the week and improve early reading skills!
Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
Digraphs are letter pairs like "sh" and "ch" that together make a single sound. Learning them can be tricky for new readers, but this bingo game makes it easy...and fun!
Help your first-grader improve his reading skills with this new twist on a classic game. Let your first-grader create his own wooden word blocks and play sight word Jenga!
New readers need to develop a "bank" of words that they can read by sight. If flashcards start to seem a little tedious, consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!
Hopscotch is classic fun for little kids. Here are two variations of letter-sound hopscotch that can build your child's phonics skills and help her jump right into first grade reading.
Help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print that's all around us.
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