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Your first grader and language arts

First graders build skills by working individually and in small guided groups, as well as listening to stories and singing songs with the whole class.

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.

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.

Parent tales: First signs of a reading disorder

GreatSchools members share stories about the first signs and symptoms of their children's reading issues.

Your child and reading: A grade-by-grade guide

Keep tabs on what kids should be learning in reading, from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Parent picks: What first- and second-graders are reading this summer

GreatSchools members share their favorite children's books, from classics to trendy tales.

Your first grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Reading is the key to building knowledge – and building your first grader’s knowledge is the key to raising a strong reader.

Should My First-Grader Be Held Back for Reading Challenges?

My son finished first grade. For the better part of the year he has been assessed as a slow reader and the school wanted to have him repeat first grade. He does fine with all other subjects and the social aspects, but reading gives him...

Our book lists for kids, grades K-5

Browse by grade level to find great books for your child recommended by our panel of children's book experts.

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