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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  

Let's Go on a Reading Hunt!

Let's Go on a Reading Hunt!

In this activity, children go on a hunt for places where they can read and enjoy books: on a family road trip, at the pool, at the doctor's office.

 

Add Seasons to Rhyming Poems and Songs

Add Seasons to Rhyming Poems and Songs

Choose favorite rhyming songs or nursery rhymes then replace the rhyming words with seasonal themes.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Construct-a-Word

Construct-a-Word

Construct-a-Word has children select single letters and two- or three-letter endings to form words.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Write a Poem

Help a Child Write a Poem

Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.

 

 

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Printouts  

Bingo Game

Bingo Game

Use this printout to play bingo with your child on a wide variety of topics. This printout will help your child with sight words and will help improve his or her vocabulary and reading.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Think Peace

Think Peace

Use these books as a springboard to discuss how children and adults alike can use peaceful, nonviolent methods to affect change in society.

 

 

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