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Resources for Grades 1 – 2

First and second grade mean full days with lots of reading and writing! The materials here can help you make the most of the time outside of school.

Activities & Projects  

A Story for Corduroy

A Story for Corduroy

After reading a Corduroy book together, encourage creativity and develop writing skills by writing a story about a favorite stuffed animal.

 

Blast Off to Learn New Words

Blast Off to Learn New Words

Boost vocabulary by taking an imaginary trip into space. After a lunar “landing,” children return to Earth with a galaxy of new words.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Crossword Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles

The Crossword Puzzles tool lets children and teens choose from a selection of puzzles and solve them online. They can also create their own puzzles to solve online or print off.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Read the World Around You

Read the World Around You

Encourage children to read print and pictures that are all around. Children feel pretty proud when they can read their street signs or the name of the store up the block. It’s part treasure hunt, part reading lesson.

 

 

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Printouts  

My Amazing ABC Book

My Amazing ABC Book

Children who are learning to read and write letters and words will love making their very own ABC book.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Are You at the End of Your Series?

Are You at the End of Your Series?

Finished a series and need some ideas? Join Emily as she chats about some series worth trying.

 

 

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