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
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.
At some point in your life, you've probably played the game "I Spy." It's perfect for boring waits at the grocery store, or long car rides. But with a little tweaking, the game can also help kids practice a key first grade concept...syllables. Here's how to play:
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!
Build good first grade reading and writing skills, as well as family peace and quiet, with this hand made story book about mornings in your home.
Help your kindergartener tackle the "silent e rule" with this simple activity that's sure to leave her flipping over vowel practice!
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!
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.
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!
Try this goofy, outdoor game to build your child's reading and spelling abilities. Not only will you both have fun splashing around outside, but she'll be improving her reading skills at the same time!
Help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print that's all around us.
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