Learning Resources: First Grade

First Grade Literacy Skills

During your child's first grade year, expect to see many exciting changes in his or her literacy skills. With basic phonetics mastered in kindergarten, your child will become more proficient at decoding words -- translating letter combinations into a sounds -- as well as begin to learn to recognize sight words, improving their speed and comprehension. Read more...
First Grade Readers Article from One More Story

First Grade Readers

First grade is a transitional year wherein children begin to leave behind much of the more play-oriented activities and get their first exposure to lessons that are specifically targeted to help them improve certain skills. Read more...
First Grade Reading Levels Article from One More Story

First Grade Reading Levels

Accumulating a strong foundation of sight words is one of the most important things your child does in first grade. This word bank becomes the bridge your child uses to cross over into new books without becoming overwhelmed by the process of decoding new words. As your child begins first grade, independent reading is likely to be out of reach, but by the end of the year, expect your child to begin to explore books independently. Read more...