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 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!
Help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print that's all around us.
A new twist on the old fashioned game of charades will inspire your first grader to look at her favorite books in a whole new light.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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