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
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:
Help your kindergartener tackle the "silent e rule" with this simple activity that's sure to leave her flipping over vowel practice!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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