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Your first grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

From high-frequency words to full paragraphs with introductions, details, and conclusions, first graders learn how to organize and present their thoughts in writing.

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.

First- and second-grade signs of an LD

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

Summer writing

From making metaphors to writing a news story, these fun summer worksheets will keep writing skills sharp.

Writing a letter

In this set of reading and writing worksheets, your child will read three sample letters, determine who is writing them, make notes about the events, and then write a sample letter back.

First grade: What your child should know

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

Letter writing for kids

4 handy ways to teach your child the lost art of writing letters.

Writing recipes: pizza

The instructions in this recipe are out of order. In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice reading for sequence and editing for order of events.

Writing a book review

This reading and writing worksheet introduces the elements of a book review and guides your child through writing a simple book report.

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