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
Help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print that's all around us.
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!
Let your child play detective and search for word cards you've hidden around the house. With this fun game, she'll have a great time as she practices her reading skills!
Now that first grade's here, students need to be adept at recognizing lots of letter blends, such as "ch" or "sh." Want a memorable and hilarious way to practice letter blends? Try our fun beanbag toss game.
What's the first letter? Play this game with your first grader the next time you read together, and watch her reading skills grow as she climbs the levels.
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!
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!
Compound words may look hard at first, but things get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know. Want to add a little "holy moly!" to something that can feel ho hum? This card game will help you practice making compound words-- and have some fun while you're at it!
For many kids, it's a stretch to understand how manufactured things could come from nature. Help your kids make that connection by showing them what everyday things are made of.
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.
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