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First Grade Language Arts

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Updated 4/2011  Hit Counter

Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency

(Based on State of Ohio
Curriculum Standards)
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1.  Identify and distinguish between letters, words and sentences.
  1. Sight Words ( video plays twice 5 min.
  2. Sight Words (Months, Days of the week etc.
  3. Samson - Sight words that will articulate to your students. 4 Star
  4. Teachers Tool box  More Sight Word websites
  5. Language Arts 1st Grade Activities:  Download activities for Students to work at home. 4 Star
  6. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    -  the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas  
    4 Star
  7. The Word Wheel 1  is multimedia tool for pupils to explore and develop their skill at blending phonemes in CVC words. The application consists of two wheels, one contains four onsets and the other holds four rimes.
     PDF down load lesson

The Word Wheel 2 is multimedia tool for pupils to explore and develop their skill at blending phonemes in words with clusters.
PDF down load lesson

 

CVC Maker   The CVC maker is a simple to use application. It can support open ended work as pupils explore the different CVC words that can be made. A word can be added to word list in the word play activity and lists printed off. PDF down load lesson
 

  1. Upper and Lower Case Matching - Color the shirts with the lower case letters to match the color of the upper case letters.
  2. Children's Storybooks   You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults  4 Star
  3. Writing runway  Outstanding site for teachers to work with. The adult enters the target sentence. Read the sentence with the children and then press the blue button.  The students then must place the sentence in order on the runway. 4 Star
  4. Read along Stories   You will find Stories that will be read to young children  3 Star
  5. My Name is   Select the Letter and you will hear the letters name and the sound it makes.
  6. Letter Pop    Chose a level and then choose a letter after you hear it repeated.
  7. Between the Lions   This site will allow the student to under stand the meaning of words.
  8. Book Pals  Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild.  On line streaming video with many special affects.   This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages.   4 Star  
  9. StarFall  Great site to allow students to learn from  4 Star
  10. Read along Stories and songs    You will find many stories read aloud on this site.  Great site lots of fun       4 Star
  11. Build a Sentence   Words are presented to you out of order.  You must place them in order and complete the puzzle.  4 Star
  12. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word.  Outstanding  4 Star
  13. Education Place  Pre-K–8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support
  14. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas
  15. Use the Wordmaker from Read-Write-Think - select an ending sound then make words with that ending sound
  16. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  17. Build a Sentence - Drag scrambled words to create a sentence.
  18. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.
  19. Spell the word   You will find a website that will allow you to spell quite a few words only 3 letters long.  Cute but has a strong English accent. 3 Star
  20. Alphabet Matching Upper and lower case letters

 

2.  Identify and say the beginning and ending sounds in words.

 

  1. Beginning and ending sounds, plus digraphs - concentration style games
  2. Beginning Phonics - Listen to the beginning sound that you select and find the pictures that start with that letter.
  3. First Sounds
  4. Which Bird is Correct? - pick the bird that is saying the written word and drag the parrot over to the word
  5. End Sounds - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  6. Ending Digraphs - select the correct digraph ending
  7. Beginning Consonant Digraphs - select the correct digraph
  8. Three types of patterns  Good -  best - Better

3.  Demonstrate an understanding of letter-sound correspondence by saying the sounds from all letters and from a variety of letter patterns, such as consonant blends and long- and short-vowel patterns, and by matching sounds to the corresponding letters.

 

  1. Smart Board Lesson  Created by:  Angie Bechstine  SB
  2. Activity Smart Board   You will find a lesson designed in smart board technology allowing you to determine the order of events for a day.   SB  This was Lesson was created by:  Sandra Grande
  3. Short Vowel Practice - select correct spelling of word
  4. Short Vowel Words - Find the short vowel words that match the pictures.
  5. Short or Long Vowel Words - Find the words that match the pictures. Snap It - How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Your chance to beat the clock and collect the snaps. When you see a pair click Snap! But don't get Snap happy - if you get it wrong, you lose a point.
  6. Vowel Practice - print worksheets to practice the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa  More
  7. Vowel Practice - activity sheets to print for your students to practice following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and all phonemes.
  8. Vowel Practice - drag the correct vowel into the word to spell it correctly
  9. Vowel Digraphs - select correct digraph to match picture
  10. Long and Short Vowel Match - match words by the vowel sounds that are the same
  11. Long Vowels - Show what you know about the different long vowel sounds.
  12. Long Vowel Sounds e, u - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  13. Long Vowel Sounds a, i, o - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  14. Long Vowel Words - Find the short and long vowel words that match the pictures.
  15. Beginning Consonant Digraphs - select the correct digraph
  16. First Sounds - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  17. Match beginning sound Type in the beginning sound of each picture.
  18. Target Tests and Target Lessons that Teach Phonics - can print these out and use as posters
  19. Snap It - How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Your chance to beat the clock and collect the snaps. When you see a pair click Snap! But don't get Snap happy - if you get it wrong, you lose a point 

4.  Decode by using letter-sound matches.

 

  1. Target Tests and Target Lessons that Teach Phonics - can print these out and use as posters
  2. Sound it out - Click on the word that the cat says aloud. (warning-British accent may confuse some students)
  3. Consonant Blends - find the blend that matches the picture
  4. Drag and Spell - Drag a vowel sound into the slot to spell the word correctly. Use the slow/fast slider to increase the challenge. Drag the vowels to finish the words before your time runs out. (sound effects only)
  5. Decode using letter sound matches  Smart board software is required to use this lesson  SB   Created by:  Tiffany Simmons
  6. Phoneme  Practice polish up on some family words and help Mr. Tree begain to bud his spring flowers.  3 Star

5.  Use knowledge of common word families (e.g., -ite or -ate) to sound out unfamiliar words.

 

  1. Move it     Click on this cute Smart Board activity for the students to learn about quite a bit.  SB
  2. Animal Muddle - Listen to Foxy Dancer's animal rhyme at The Little Animals Activity Centre. When students have finished they can print the entire rhyme.
  3. Concentration-style matching game from Quia - 8 pairs of rhyming words to match
  4. Memory Cards - Here's a memory card game with a twist - match pairs of rhyming words.
  5. Rhymes - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  6. Rhyming Practice - match game
  7. Rhyme Time - match the word with the image it rhymes with (sound effects only)
  8. Rhyming Words - Many choices to select from. Click on the word that rhymes with the picture - Audio help is given.
  9. Blending words together- Gawain's Word - Jousting contestants blend beginning sounds and ending sounds together to produce the word. See if your student can figure out the word before the two jousters collide
  10. Word Families - select the word family to practice and select the correct beginning consonant to match the pictures
  11. Learn to Read - (Don't use the Back button. Close the Learn to Read page to return to i4c.) Easy to read stories that focus on a particular vowel sound along with quizzes on the same vowel. Long and short vowels included.15 separate stories and quizzes.
  12. Word Families - create new words from word endings
  13. End Sounds - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)  
  14. Use the Wordmaker from Read-Write-Think - select an ending sound then make words with that ending sound.
  15. Phoneme  Practice polish up on some family words and help Mr. Tree begain to bud his spring flowers.  3 Star

6.  Blend two to four phonemes (sounds) into words.

 

  1. Smart Board Lesson  Created by:  Angie Bechstine  SB
  2. Gawin's Word   Help Gawain blend words!   Awesome reading game  4 Star
  3. Sandcastle Quiz - Build a sandcastle and get to know the common spelling patterns for the following vowels; ow/ou, oy/oi, ar/a/al, oo/u, air/are/ear, or/ore/oar/war, aw/au/augh/al, ir/ur/er, ear/eer/ere, or all phonemes.
  4. Use the Wordmaker from Read-Write-Think - select an ending sound then make words with that ending sound.
  5. Consonant Blends - find the blend that matches the picture
  6. Beginning and ending sounds, plus digraphs - concentration style games
  7. Blending words together- Gawain's Word - Jousting contestants blend beginning sounds and ending sounds together to produce the word. See if your student can figure out the word before the two jousters collide
  8. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word.
  9. Magic Pencil - see, and hear, an animation of the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa.

7.  Add, delete or change sounds in a given word to create new or rhyming words.

 

  1. Use the Wordmaker from Read-Write-Think - select an ending sound then make words with that ending sound.
  2. Rhyming Words - Many choices to select from. Click on the word that rhymes with the picture - Audio help is given.
  3. Word Families - select the word family to practice and select the correct beginning consonant to match the pictures
  4. Word Families - create new words from word endings
  5. Rhymes - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  6. Smart board Lesson Created by:  Sarah Olsen   SB

 

8.  Demonstrate a growing stock of sight words.

 

 
  1. Critter Jumble  Given a list of words, figure out which word has all those letters, click and drag letters to spell  Out standing website  4 Star
  2. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word.  Outstanding  4 Star
  3. Classroom Reading Key Vocabulary Building Program - a reading vocabulary improvement program that has identified the specific reading words students need to master for each grade
  4. The Literacy Center - A great site for preK to first grade. Activities with colors, numbers, letters, shapes and words. Site translated in Spanish, Dutch, French and English. Also has a typing component in the Keyboard Section.
  5. Print and Do - Make your own Scrapbook of words and collect a different page each week! Slither your way round Jake the snake or try your luck at Domino sounds and Silly sentences. 
  6. 4 Blocks Literacy Framework - Provides templates, lesson ideas and plans which would assist in the implementation of 4 Blocks. Be sure to check out the Word Wall Grade Level Lists.
  7. Word Wall Activities - A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom. It is a tool to use, not just display. Word walls are designed to promote group learning and be shared by a classroom of children. Check here for ideas on how to use your word wall interactively
  8. Crossword Puzzles for Young Children - Each week a new puzzle with Dolch words. Clues and hints included. Excellent first start for children learning to work crossword puzzles!
  9. What's the Word - Build vocabulary by matching words with pictures.
  10. Sight Words - read and copy sight words.
  11. Sight Words - choose correct word to go along with picture.
  12. Missing Letters - Find the matching sight word and type in the missing letters.
  13. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.
  14. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.
  15. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words 

9.  Read text using fluid and automatic decoding skills, including knowledge of patterns, onsets and rimes.

 

  1. Learn to Read - (Don't use the Back button. Close the Learn to Read page to return to i4c.) Easy to read stories that focus on a particular vowel sound along with quizzes on the same vowel. Long and short vowels included.15 separate stories and quizzes.
  2. Word Families - create new words from word endings
  3. Word Families - select the word family to practice and select the correct beginning consonant to match the pictures
  4. Animal Muddle - Listen to Foxy Dancer's animal rhyme at The Little Animals Activity Centre. When students have finished they can print the entire rhyme.
  5. Concentration-style matching game from Quia - 8 pairs of rhyming words to match
  6. Memory Cards - Here's a memory card game with a twist - match pairs of rhyming words.
  7. Rhymes - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  8. Rhyming Practice - match game
  9. Rhyme Time - match the word with the image it rhymes with (sound effects only)
  10. Rhyming Words - Many choices to select from. Click on the word that rhymes with the picture - Audio help is given.

   

10.  Read aloud with changes in emphasis, voice, timing and expression that show a recognition of punctuation and an understanding of meaning.

 

  1. Grade One Books Online - Children can read to one another from books that are especially designed to match exactly with Grade 1 Reading Vocabulary Lists.
  2. Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes - an alphabetical index to a very large number of familiar texts to use for recitations
  3. Rebus Rhymes: Mother Goose and others - (from Enchanted Learning) - more familiar texts to use for recitations.
  4. Online Reading Library WOW! What a site! Choose a theme from the list and then there is an online activity, a parent activity, suggested  reading, and a take home activity to match. The stories can be read in Spanish too!

 

Acquisition of Vocabulary

1.  Use knowledge of word order and in-sentence context clues to support word identification and to define unknown words while reading.

 

  1. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas
  2. The Literacy Center - A great site for preK to first grade. Activities with colors, numbers, letters, shapes and words. Site translated in Spanish, Dutch, French and English. Also has a typing component in the Keyboard Section.
  3. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.
  4. Build a Sentence - Drag scrambled words to create a sentence.
  5. Blending words together- Gawain's Word - Jousting contestants blend beginning sounds and ending sounds together to produce the word. See if your student can figure out the word before the two jousters collide
  6. Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales - Andersen is recognized as a master of the use of informal language in his fairy tales. Choose chronological list to see stories to use with your class.
  7. Missing Word - Listen to the sentence being said. Click on the missing word.
  8. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word. 

 

2.  Identify words that have similar meanings (synonyms) and words that have opposite meanings (antonyms).

 

  1. Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study
    Analogies Synonyms
    Antonyms Homophones
    Vocabulary Reading Comp
    Language Arts Spelling

        Synonyms  4 Star

     
A... Synonym Toast Synonyms - Game 1
B... Super Synonyms Synonyms - Game 2
C... Synonym Challenge Synonyms - Game 3
E... Thesaurus Tangle Synonyms - Game 5
G... Rocket to the Moon Synonyms - Game 7
H... Synonym Jig Words Synonyms - Game 8
I... Synonym Match Synonyms - Game 9
J... Synonym Match 2 Synonyms - Game 10
M... Word Trap 1 Synonym Columns 3
N... Word Trap 2 Synonym Columns 4
O... Synonym Quiz Synonym Columns 5
P... Synonym Fill-ins Synonym Hangman
Q... Synonyms Double Rhyme  
R... Beginner Quizzes:
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
 
S... Intermediate Quizzes:
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
 
T... Advanced Quizzes:
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
 
  1.  
  2.     ANTONYMS 

    B... Opposites Train Game BB... Antonym Jigwords 4
    C... Opposites Attract CC... Antonym Jigwords 5
    D... Ball Hogs DD... Antonym Jigwords 6
    E... Synonym and Antonym Lesson EE... Antonym Word Web 1
    G... Land of Rocket to the Moon FF... Antonym Word Web 2
    H... Same Difference GG... Antonym Word Web 3
    I... Opposites Practice 1 HH... Antonym Word Web 4
    J... Antonym Jigsaw II... Antonym Word Web 5
    K... Opposites Practice 2  JJ... Antonym Word Web 6
    L... Antonym Quiz 1 KK... Antonym Match
    M... Antonym Quiz 2 LL... Be Quick Antonyms
    N... Antonym Quiz 3 MM... 30 Antonym Quizzes
    O... Antonym Quiz 4 NN... Antonym Drag and Drop
    P... Antonym Jigwords 1 OO... Antonym Jig Words
    Q... Antonym Jigwords 2 PP... Antonym Battleship
    QQ... Antonym Columns 1
    RR... Antonym Columns 2
    SS... Antonym Wordmaster 1
    TT... Antonym Wordmaster 2
    UU... Antonym Hangman 1
    VV... Antonym Hangman 2
    WW... Awesome Antonyms
    XX... Antonym Millionaire
    YY... Antonym Jeopardy
    ZZ... Antonym Jumbalaya

3.  Classify words into categories (e.g., colors, fruits, vegetables).

 

  1. What's the Word? - a reading and vocabulary game from FunBrain - Select Alphabet (Easy), Animals, Fruit, Tools, Machines, or Shapes to begin the game.
  2. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!

 

4.  Recognize common sight words.

 

  1. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy A  You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology.  This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them.  SB
  2. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy  B  You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology.  This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them.  SB
  3. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy  C  You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology.  This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them.  SB
  4. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy  D  You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology.  This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them.  SB
  5. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy  E  You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology.  This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them.  SB
  6.  Animation Words   You will view words that must be matched with the correct animation.  Different concept!  SB
  7. No Excuse words 1 -2   Medium You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology.  This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will be working using an ant farm with smart board.  SB
  8. Classroom Reading Key Vocabulary Building Program - a reading vocabulary improvement program that has identified the specific reading words students need to master for each grade 
  9. 4 Blocks Literacy Framework - Provides templates, lesson ideas and plans which would assist in the implementation of 4 Blocks. Be sure to check out the Word Wall Grade Level Lists
  10. Print and Do - Make your own Scrapbook of words and collect a different page each week! Slither your way round Jake the snake or try your luck at Domino sounds and Silly sentences. 
  11. Word Wall Activities - A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom. It is a tool to use, not just display. Word walls are designed to promote group learning and be shared by a classroom of children. Check here for ideas on how to use your word wall interactively.
  12. Sight Words - read and copy sight words.
  13. Sight Words - choose correct word to go along with picture.
  14. Missing Letters - Find the matching sight word and type in the missing letters.
  15. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.
  16. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.
  17. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words 

5.  Recognize that words can sound alike but have different meanings (e.g., homophones such as hair and hare).

 

  1.  
    Homophone and Homonym Games and Activities  4 Star
     
  2.  Smart Board Lesson  Created by Stephanie Duplago  SB

6.  Predict the meaning of compound words using knowledge of individual words (e.g., daydream, raindrop).

 

 

7.  Recognize contractions (e.g., isn’t, aren’t, can’t, won’t) and common abbreviations (e.g., Jan., Feb.).

 

  1. Contractions - Type in the contraction beside the two words.

8.  Read root words and their inflectional endings (e.g., walk, walked, walking).

 

  1. Blending words together- Gawain's Word - Jousting contestants blend beginning sounds and ending sounds together to produce the word. See if your student can figure out the word before the two jousters collide
  2. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  3. Reference Skills: Syllabication - printables from EdHelper
  4. Syllable Quiz - Identify the number of syllables in ten words
  5. Syllable Quiz 2 - identify where two syllable words should be divided
  6. Syllable Quiz 3 - identify where two or three syllable words should be divided
  7. Syllable Rules for Students: Blackline masters - Posters of simplified spelling rules to enlarge for classroom display or reduce to give to students.
  8. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  9. Irregular Plurals - Match the related words, singular to plural
  10. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  11. Plural Nouns - add s or es

9.  Determine the meaning of unknown words using a beginner’s dictionary.

 

  1. The Internet Picture Dictionary - browse by letter or category
  2. Little Explorers - English Picture Dictionary

 

Reading Process: Concepts of Print,
Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies

1.  Describe the role of authors and illustrators.

 

  1.   Dr. Seuss Power Point by Sandra Grande
  2. Explore the parts of a book - Click on each of the pictures on this page to learn more about that part of the book. Then go to Who Am I to see how much you know!
  3. Reading Planet   You may use this website to allow your students to create and printout their own books.  There are many different levels.  You will be amazed at how much your student can create from this website. 

2.  Establish a purpose for reading (e.g., to be informed, to follow directions or to be entertained).

 

POLAR EXPRESS ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

PDF  (Adobe Acrobat files)
Polar Express  -  Video  17 meg   13 Min.
1.  Crossword
2.  Maze
3.  Word Search
4.  Reindeer craft
5.  Recipes
6.  Coloring sheet of the boy
7.  Coloring sheet of the boy and Conductor
8.  Names Tags
9.  Train Tickets   (word)
10. The Conductor says by Chris Van Allsburg
11.  Math Questions   (word)  
12  Polar Express Party Kit       9 meg  

STORIES ON LINE FUN TO WATCH, AND READ ALONG WITH.

  1. Grade One Books Online - Children can read to one another from books that are especially designed to match exactly with Grade 1 Reading Vocabulary Lists.
  2. Books for Young Children  These books are on line.  They are fun to read and some very good stories.

3.  Visualize the information in texts and demonstrate this by drawing pictures, discussing images in texts or writing simple descriptions.

 

  1. Kinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps
  2. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
  3. Graphic Organizers from Education Place 
  4. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  5. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer
  6. Tips on Making Your Own Concept Maps

 

 

4.  Make predictions while reading and support predictions with information from the text or prior experience.

 

 

5.  Compare information (e.g., recognize similarities) in texts with prior knowledge and experience.

 

  1. State Abbreviations - a worksheet to print

6.  Recall the important ideas in fictional and non-fictional texts.

 

  1. Explore the parts of a book - Click on each of the pictures on this page to learn more about that part of the book. Then go to Who Am I to see how much you know!
  2. Sequence of Events - arrange events in chronological order. (Author - Lois Davis)
  3. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.
  4.  Fictional Characters - Realistic or Fantasy? A Kidspiration activity to download
  5. I Can Wash Dishes - The pictures on this sheet are supposed to tell a story but are in the wrong order. 
  6. Sequence the Story - (drag the pictures in the correct order) Students can have the story read to them if necessary. Sequencing - Choose from a long list of sequencing activities at Quia
  7. Three Stories from the Little Animals Activity Centre - The stories are read to students, and choices must be made during the story. Give your students the opportunity to retell these stories. The Missing Pencil - (with sound),  The Butterfly Trail - (with sound),  The Wishing Tree - (with sound)

7.  Create and use graphic organizers such as Venn diagrams or webs, with teacher assistance, to demonstrate comprehension.

 

  1. Kinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps
  2. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
  3. Graphic Organizers from Education Place 
  4. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  5. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer
  6. Tips on Making Your Own Concept Maps

 

 

8.  Answer literal, simple inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts and electronic and visual media.

 

Digital Books and Questions for Review

MOVIES QUESTIONS
1.  Foxes Birthday Party Questions
2.  Cat Lunch Questions
3 Animal Friends  Questions
4.  This Pig  Questions

5.  What animal is it

Questions
6.  Fox Helps Hen

Questions

7.  At the Party

Questions

The above was designed by Sandra Grande

9.  Monitor comprehension of independently- or group-read texts by asking and answering questions.

 

  1. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.

 

10.  Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).

 

  1. Dr. Seuss Photo of stories by Sandra Grande

  2. Stories from Around the World.  You will discover from this site will allow you to determine Age, Country and type of story from around the world.

11.  Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).

 

  1. Country Mouse and City Mouse - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.

  2. Mother Bear Bakes Bread - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.

  3. The Fox and the Crow - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.

  4. The Mouse and the Lion - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.

  5. The Three Bears - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.

  6. The Three Billy Goats Gruff - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.

  7. Other stories from Kids Club - Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3

  8. Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes - an alphabetical index to a very large number of familiar texts to use for recitations

  9. Rebus Rhymes: Mother Goose and others - (from Enchanted Learning) - more familiar texts to use for recitations

  10. Grade One Books Online - Children can read to one another from books that are especially designed to match exactly with Grade 1 Reading Vocabulary Lists.

 

Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text

1.  Use title page, photographs, captions and illustrations (text features) to develop comprehension of informational texts.

 

  1. Explore the parts of a book - Click on each of the pictures on this page to learn more about that part of the book. Then go to Who Am I to see how much you know!

  2. Using the Parts of a Book - a worksheet from Teach-nology

  3. Using a Table of Contents - a worksheet from Teach-nology

  4.  Using an Index for Information - a worksheet from Teach-nology

  5. Picture Sentence Worksheets - (Scroll past the membership information) Look at the picture. Circle the sentence that tells about the picture

2.  Identify the sequence of events in informational text.

 

  1. I Can Wash Dishes - The pictures on this sheet are supposed to tell a story but are in the wrong order. This is an Adobe Acrobat document

  2. Sequence of Events - arrange events in chronological order. (Author - Lois Davis)

  3. Sequence the Story - (drag the pictures in the correct order) Students can have the story read to them if necessary.

  4. Sequencing - Choose from a long list of sequencing activities at Quia

  5. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Picture Order and then put the pictures in order to tell the story. (three pictures are presented at a time)

  6. Three Stories from the Little Animals Activity Centre - The stories are read to students, and choices must be made during the story. Give your students the opportunity to retell these stories.
    1. The Missing Pencil - (with sound)

    2. The Butterfly Trail - (with sound)

    3. The Wishing Tree - (with sound)

 

 

3.  Ask questions concerning essential elements of informational text (e.g., why, who, where, what, when and how).

 

  1. Stories Online - online reading resource links - uses Guided Reading levels as an indicator

4.  Identify central ideas and supporting details of informational text with teacher assistance.

 

  1. Kinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps

  2. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning

  3. Graphic Organizers from Education Place These are Adobe Acrobat documents

  4. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration

  5. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer

  6. Tips on Making Your Own Concept Maps

 

 

5.  Identify and discuss simple diagrams, charts, graphs and maps as characteristics of nonfiction.

 

  1. Kinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps

  2. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning

  3. Graphic Organizers from Education Place These are Adobe Acrobat documents

  4. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration

  5. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer

  6. Tips on Making Your Own Concept Maps

 

6.  Follow multiple-step directions.

 

  1. Copy Cat Jack is like the Simon game. The game starts off with one color and adds a new color when you repeat the order correctly. How good is your memory?

Reading Applications: Literary Text

1.  Provide own interpretation of story, using information from the text.

 

  1. Picture Sentence Worksheets - (Scroll past the membership information) Look at the picture. Circle the sentence that tells about the picture

2.  Identify characters, setting and events in a story.

 

  1. Stories Online - online reading resource links - uses Guided Reading levels as an indicator

  2. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.

 

3.  Retell the beginning, middle and ending of a story, including its important events.

 

  1. I Can Wash Dishes - The pictures on this sheet are supposed to tell a story but are in the wrong order. This is an Adobe Acrobat document

  2. Sequencing - Choose from a long list of sequencing activities at Quia

  3. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Picture Order and then put the pictures in order to tell the story. (three pictures are presented at a time)

  4. Three Stories from the Little Animals Activity Centre - The stories are read to students, and choices must be made during the story. Give your students the opportunity to retell these stories.
    1. The Missing Pencil - (with sound)

    2. The Butterfly Trail - (with sound)

    3. The Wishing Tree - (with sound)

 

4.  Identify differences between stories, poems and plays.

 

  1. Fictional Characters - Realistic or Fantasy? A Kidspiration activity to download

 

5.  Recognize predictable patterns in stories and poems.

 

  1. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.

  2. Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes - an alphabetical index to a very large number of familiar texts to use for recitations.

  3. Rebus Rhymes: Mother Goose and others - (from Enchanted Learning) - more familiar texts to use for recitations.

 

Writing Processes

1.  Generate writing ideas through discussions with others.

 

 

2.  Develop a main idea for writing.

 

  1. Tell Your Own Neighborhood Story - Click on three pictures and then make your own story.
    What would happen first, next, and last? (This does not involve drawing their own pictures.)

  2. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

 

3.  Determine purpose and audience.

 

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

4.  Use organizational strategies (e.g., brainstorming, lists, webs and Venn diagrams) to plan writing.

 

  1. Kinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps

  2. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning

  3. Graphic Organizers from Education Place These are Adobe Acrobat documents

  4. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration

  5. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer

  6. Tips on Making Your Own Concept Maps

  7. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

 

5.  Organize writing to include a beginning, middle and end.

 

  1. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Word Order and then drag the groups of words to make a sentence. Each of the 15 sentences have three parts.

6.  Construct complete sentences with subjects and verbs.

 

  1. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Word Order and then drag the groups of words to make a sentence. Each of the 15 sentences have three parts.

  2. Picture Sentence Worksheets - (Scroll past the membership information) Look at the picture. Circle the sentence that tells about the picture

  3. Build a Sentence - Drag scrambled words to create a sentence.

  4. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.

  5. Matching and constructing complete sentences using Smart Board software Created by:  Nicole Fisher

7.  Mimic language from literature when appropriate.

 

  1. Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes - an alphabetical index to a very large number of familiar texts to use for recitations.

  2. Rebus Rhymes: Mother Goose and others - (from Enchanted Learning) - more familiar texts to use for recitations.

 

8.  Use available technology to compose text.

 

  1. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas

  2. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

  3. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Word Order and then drag the groups of words to make a sentence. Each of the 15 sentences have three parts.

  4. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!

  5. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word. 

  6. Print and Do - Make your own Scrapbook of words and collect a different page each week! Slither your way round Jake the snake or try your luck at Domino sounds and Silly sentences. 

  7. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning

  8. Graphic Organizers from Education Place 

  9. Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration

  10. Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer

     

 

9.  Reread own writing for clarity.

 

  1. Tell Your Own Neighborhood Story - Click on three pictures and then make your own story.
    What would happen first, next, and last? (This does not involve drawing their own pictures.)

 

10.  Add descriptive words and details.

 

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

11.  Use resources (e.g., a word wall, beginner’s dictionary, word bank) to select effective vocabulary.

 

  1. Print and Do - Make your own Scrapbook of words and collect a different page each week! Slither your way round Jake the snake or try your luck at Domino sounds and Silly sentences. 

  2. 4 Blocks Literacy Framework - Provides templates, lesson ideas and plans which would assist in the implementation of 4 Blocks. Be sure to check out the Word Wall Grade Level Lists.

  3. Word Wall Activities - A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom. It is a tool to use, not just display. Word walls are designed to promote group learning and be shared by a classroom of children. Check here for ideas on how to use your word wall interactively.

 

 

12.  Proofread writing to improve conventions (e.g., grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization).

 

  1. Build a Sentence - Drag scrambled words to create a sentence.

  2. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.

  3. | Advanced | Power Proofreading - Choose 2nd grade (the lowest grade available) then select; Ad for a Clubhouse Kit, TV Program Guide, Meet the Authors, Memo to the Staff, Nick's Mobile Parts, or any one of the mixed practice exercises.

 

13.  Apply tools (e.g., rubric, checklist, feedback) to judge the quality of writing.

 

  1. | Advanced | Power Proofreading - Choose 2nd grade (the lowest grade available) then select; Ad for a Clubhouse Kit, TV Program Guide, Meet the Authors, Memo to the Staff, Nick's Mobile Parts, or any one of the mixed practice exercises.

14.  Rewrite and illustrate writing samples for display and for sharing with others.

 

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

Writing Applications

1.  Write simple stories with a beginning, middle and end that include descriptive words and details.

 

 
  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

  2. Tell Your Own Neighborhood Story - Click on three pictures and then make your own story. What would happen first, next, and last?

2.  Write responses to stories that include simple judgments about the text.

 

 

3.  Write friendly letters or invitations that follow a simple letter format.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!

  2. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word. 

  3. Video on Writing a friendly Letter    Video created by:  Kristine Young

 

4.  Produce informal writings (e.g., messages, journals, notes and poems) for various purposes.

 

  1. Tell Your Own Neighborhood Story - Click on three pictures and then make your own story. What would happen first, next, and last?

 

Writing Conventions

1.  Print legibly and space letters, words and sentences appropriately.

 

  1. Build a Sentence - Drag scrambled words to create a sentence.

  2. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.

  3. Capitalization - type the correct capital letter of the words in a sentence

  4. Punctuation - Find the correct punctuation mark to end the sentence.

  5. Punctuation - End the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 

2.  Spell words correctly with regular short vowel patterns and most common long vowel words (e.g., time, name).

 

  1. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas

  2. Short Vowel Practice - select correct spelling of word

  3. Short Vowel Words - Find the short vowel words that match the pictures.

  4. Short or Long Vowel Words - Find the words that match the pictures.

  5. Snap It - How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Your chance to beat the clock and collect the snaps. When you see a pair click Snap! But don't get Snap happy - if you get it wrong, you lose a point

  6. Vowel Practice - drag the correct vowel into the word to spell it correctly

  7. Vowel Practice - print worksheets to practice the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa

  8. More Vowel Practice - activity sheets to print for your students to practice following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and all phonemes.!

  9. Look, Cover & Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling.

  10. Spell Check - TCAP format, select word that is spelled incorrectly.

  11. Spell words - drag letters to create word.

  12. Spelling - put the letters in order to create the word that is said aloud.

  13. Spelling - Click on the misspelled word and then fix it. For different words and spelling activities, check here

  14. SpellBound - Child sees the word spelled correctly, then letters are mixed up and child must put them in order again.

3.  Spell high-frequency words correctly.

 

  1. Crossword Puzzles for Young Children - Each week a new puzzle with Dolch words. Clues and hints included. Excellent first start for children learning to work crossword puzzles!
  2. What's the Word - Build vocabulary by matching words with pictures.
  3. Look, Cover & Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling.
  4. Spell Check - TCAP format, select word that is spelled incorrectly.
  5. Spell words - drag letters to create word.
  6. Spelling - put the letters in order to create the word that is said aloud.
  7. Spelling - Click on the misspelled word and then fix it. For different words and spelling activities, check here
  8. SpellBound - Child sees the word spelled correctly, then letters are mixed up and child must put them in order again.

 

4.  Create phonetically-spelled written work that can usually be read by the writer and others.

 

  1. Sight Words - read and copy sight words.
  2. Sight Words - choose correct word to go along with picture.
  3. Missing Letters - Find the matching sight word and type in the missing letters.
  4. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.
  5. Sight Words - Match the word with the picture. Many, many selections
  6. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.
  7. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words

 

5.  Spell unfamiliar words using strategies such as segmenting, sounding out and matching familiar words and word parts.

 

  1. Sight Words - read and copy sight words.
  2. Sight Words - choose correct word to go along with picture.
  3. Dolch List Practice - online activities to practice sight words.
  4. Missing Letters - Find the matching sight word and type in the missing letters.
  5. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.
  6. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.
  7. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words

 

6.  Use end punctuation correctly, including question marks, exclamation points and periods.

 

  1. Punctuation - Find the correct punctuation mark to end the sentence.
  2. Punctuation - End the sentence with the correct punctuation.

7.  Use correct capitalization (e.g., the first word in a sentence, names and the pronoun I).

 

  1. Capitalization - type the correct capital letter of the words in a sentence
  2. Special Names - Find the correct capitalization of proper nouns.
  3. Find the correct sentence - Choose sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation.

 

8.  Use nouns, verbs and adjectives (descriptive words).

 

  1. Correct Tense - type in the correct tense of the verb in the sentence

Research

1.  Discuss ideas for investigation about a topic or area of personal interest.

 

 

2.  Utilize appropriate searching techniques to gather information, with teacher assistance, from a variety of locations (e.g., classroom, school library, public library or community resources).

 

  1. State Abbreviations - a worksheet to print

3.  Use books or observations to gather information to explain a topic or unit of study with teacher assistance.

 

 

4.  Recall important information about a topic with teacher assistance.

 

 

5.  Report information to others.

 

  1. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.
  2. Tell Your Own Neighborhood Story - Click on three pictures and then make your own story. What would happen first, next, and last?

 

Communication: Oral and Visual

1.  Use active listening skills, such as making eye contact or asking questions.

 

 

2.  Compare what is heard with prior knowledge and experience.

 

  1. Story Time - Five stories; Cinderella, Firebird, Arabian Nights, Rumplestiltskin, and Ranik the Elephant. There is an online version, or (if you download and install Microsoft Reader) you can hear the story read to your students.
  2. Missing Word - Listen to the sentence being said. Click on the missing word.
  3. Which Bird is Correct? - pick the bird that is saying the written word and drag the parrot over to the word.  
  4. Fictional Characters - Realistic or Fantasy? A Kidspiration activity to download

 

3.  Follow simple oral directions.

 

  1. Copy Cat Jack is like the Simon game. The game starts off with one color and adds a new color when you repeat the order correctly. How good is your memory?

4.  Speak clearly and understandably.

 

 

5.  Deliver brief informational presentations that:

  1. a.  demonstrate an understanding of the topic;

  2. include and sort relevant information and details to develop topic;

  3. c.  organize information with a clear beginning and ending; and

  4. express opinions

 

  1. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.

 

6.  Deliver brief informal descriptive presentations recalling an event or personal experience that convey relevant information and descriptive details.

 

 

7.  Deliver simple dramatic presentations (e.g., recite poems, rhymes, songs and stories).

 

  1. Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes - an alphabetical index to a very large number of familiar texts to use for recitations.
  2. Rebus Rhymes: Mother Goose and others - (from Enchanted Learning) - more familiar texts to use for recitations.