1st Grade Reading & Writing Resources

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Create an Animal Folk Tale
Create an Animal Folk Tale
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Create an Animal Folk Tale
Children tap into their own imaginative storytelling skills by creating and writing a richly embellished folk tale about their favorite member of the animal kingdom.
1st grade
Social studies
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First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
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First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Week 7 of remote learning for first graders brings you this independent activity packet, jam packed with at-home goodies that encourage creativity and exploration.
1st grade
Science
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Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
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Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
Here's a writing activity that helps young learners explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Mae Jemison Mini Book
Mae Jemison Mini Book
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Mae Jemison Mini Book
Young learners will enjoy tracing, coloring, and assembling this mini book about astronaut and scientist Mae Jemison.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
String Story Necklaces
String Story Necklaces
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String Story Necklaces
This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Katherine Johnson Mini Book
Katherine Johnson Mini Book
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Katherine Johnson Mini Book
Introduce young learners to the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a barrier-breaking NASA mathematician, with this engaging mini book activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds #2
Long Vowel Sounds #2
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds #2
Children will enjoy circling the words with long vowel sounds —and crossing out the words that don't — in this fun word matching worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Syllable I Spy
Play Syllable I Spy
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Play Syllable I Spy
You've probably played the game "I Spy." It's perfect for long car rides. But with a little tweaking, the game can also help kids practice syllables.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Story with Magnetic Words
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
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Make a Story with Magnetic Words
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with a story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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1st Grade Reading & Writing Resources

First graders have a lot of new vocabulary to acquire. While some words begin with a hard consonant sound, such as in “cat” or “dog,” others, such as “shop” or “phone,” lead with a unique combination of letters that create a single sound. The following resources used in conjunction with digraph charts will give your students the pronunciation clarity they need.

Fresh First Grade English Language Arts Resources

In first grade, students investigate stories and texts with a detailed eye. They learn to ask questions, pinpoint the main idea, key features, character traits and compare and contrast stories. In addition to reading, first graders continue to develop their grammar and vocabulary skills. They exercise their own writing abilities, too. Education.com's Learning Library is full of professionally-created tools that align with first grade English Common Core State Standards.

Teachers can continually offer fresh challenges with the hundreds of printable worksheets that are stocked in the resource center. Examples range from color by number assignments and word searches to writing prompts and poetry practice.

Polished lesson plans that cover each component of the English language arts curriculum are available in the library. The comprehensive plans take the pressure off educators to come up with new exercises each day. Play With Punctuation is a student-favorite and integrates group work with a collaborative game. Another favorite is Exploring Systems With the See, Think, Wonder Thinking Routine, which teaches kids to think deeply about the images they see.

There are many other tools educators can access including online games, printable workbooks, hands-on activities, guided lessons, interactive stories and song videos, to mold first graders into rigorous readers and witty writers.