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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  

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.

 

Learn About Staying Safe

Learn About Staying Safe

Share a fun book about staying safe and then talk about real-life safety issues before writing a letter to someone in your community who can help.

 
 

 

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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  

Practice Writing Letters and Words

Practice Writing Letters and Words

Use this tip to help a child become comfortable with writing, and you’ll lay a foundation for success in all future writing efforts.

 

 

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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  

Survival!

Survival!

Whether you need survival how-tos, want to put your survival skills to the test, or like to read historical adventures about brave kids who have survived real disasters, this episode has something for you.

 

 

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