First Grade Assessments for the Beginning of the Year

This slideshow features our best worksheets for assessing first grade skills at the beginning of the school year.

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Numbers to 100

How high can you count? Assess your students’ understanding of numbers to 100 using this quick number writing activity.
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Shape Patterns

What comes next? Assess your students’ understanding of patterns by having them identify and continue shape patterns.
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Narrative Writing Prompt

Kids practice narrative writing with this personal prompt.
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Reading Comprehension: Pinocchio

This exercise will strengthen your students' reading comprehension.
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Subtraction to 20

Assess your students’ understanding of subtraction by having them solve subtraction problems within 20.
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Addition to 20

Add it up! Assess your students’ understanding of addition by having them solve addition problems within 20.
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Time to the Hour Practice

It's about time! Assess your students’ understanding of time to the hour by having them read analog clocks.
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Writing First and Last Name

Assess your students’ abilities to write their first and last name on this first grade writing worksheet.
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Writing Uppercase Letters

Assess your students’ ability to write uppercase letters using this quick alphabet writing exercise.
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Writing Lowercase Letters

Assess your students’ ability to write lowercase letters using this quick alphabet writing exercise.
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Letter Sounds

Assess student understanding of letter-sound correspondence with this worksheet.
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Uppercase Letter Recognition

Assess your students’ uppercase letter recognition using this quick alphabet assessment.
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Lowercase Letter Recognition

Assess your students’ lowercase letter recognition using this quick alphabet assessment.
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Phonemic Awareness: Beginning & Ending Sounds

Kids isolate beginning and ending sounds in this phonics worksheet.
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Phonemic Awareness: Middle Sounds

Kids isolate short vowel sounds in this phonics worksheet.
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Phonemic Awareness: Segmenting

Assess your students’ ability to segment beginning, middle, and ending sounds in this verbal phonemic awareness worksheet, perfect for helping beginning readers practice hearing and isolating distinct sounds.
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Phonemic Awareness: Blending

Blending sounds together to make words is an essential skill for young learners. Give first graders the practice they need by reading sounds aloud to them, and asking them to identify the word they hear.
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Phonemic Awareness: Syllables

Recognizing syllables in words is an important step in developing spelling and reading skills. Give young students the practice they need by reading words aloud to them and asking them to identify the number of syllables.
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Phonemic Awareness: Rhymes

Rhyme time! Identifying and forming rhymes is an essential skill for young readers...and a fun one to practice! Have your students come up with a word that rhymes with each of the given words on this phonemic awareness worksheet.
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