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Language Arts in a First-Grade Classroom

Take a peek inside a first-grade classroom with a rich language arts program.

First grade learning games and activities

How you can help at home: These games and activities will help your first grader master important academic skills while having fun.

Dolch sight words: first grade

For early readers, memorizing sight words is invaluable for literacy. Here are the 40 sight words that will help your first grader start learning to read.

First- and second-grade signs of an LD

How do you know if your child has a learning disability? Learn to read the signs.

First grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your first-grader's development with this handy checklist.

Our 5 favorite first grade math worksheets

Boost your first grader's math skills with these five fun worksheets!

Our 5 favorite first grade writing worksheets

Boost your first grader's writing skills with these fun worksheets.

Our 5 favorite first grade reading worksheets

Hone your new reader's skills with these challenges, tidbits, and tales.

What worked: Creative learning tips for preschool through first grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

The incredible true story of the first grader with 40 grades on his report card

We did a double-take at the dizzying number of grades on our 6-year-old's report card — and then we saw the three oddball scales they're using and really got confused.