Grade 1 Language and Literacy Resources
In terms of finding printable literacy education materials, there are hundreds of sites that offer thousands of pages. But the most ambitious and thorough is the U.S. Department of Education’s, “A Compact for Reading Guide.” This K-3 site attempts to combine the efforts of parents, teachers and students through 100-page kits (separated by grade) that touch all levels of literacy and mandate parental involvement.
There are Internet sites for all teaching tastes, regardless of whether you cherish phonics, crave innovative lesson plans or preach rhyme and rhythm.
is a how-to sleeper offering lesson plans and activities covering a wide spectrum of subjects.
is free and terrific for those looking for solid worksheets, activities and challenges stretching through many language arts avenues, including poetry and nursery rhymes. The site includes Spanish narration.
The EZ School
portal provides a reasonable amount of PDF worksheets in the usual subjects, as well as musically animated tutorials in grammar and phonics.
First grade kids crave games, too, and the best sites sate visitor appetites by using charming animal hosts and interesting twists on popular games like Hangman and Mini-Golf.
Digger and the Gang
is a popular BBC children’s TV series. On the Web, Digger comes to literacy life via Nash’s Adventures, 5-7, which offers writing, reading and coloring pages for kids.
Mrs. Atkinson’s Reading Room
is a sleeper of a site is, which posts fun literacy games like Flood (ABC Order), Pounce (phonics) and Cream Cake Mystery (rhymes).
offers wonderful phonics activities, including Hangman and Alphabet Zoo.
is an oddly named British site with some charming literacy games that carry fanciful titles like Wild-West Phonics, Kung Fu Sentences and Matching Word Golf. The games are set for three levels.
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