Free First Grade Reading, Phonics, Rhyming, and Thinking Skills Worksheets
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First grade is an exciting adventure for students. This may be the first time they are in school for a full day, the first time they read an entire book, or the first time they write a story. You can help your students by encouraging them to read independently as well as continuing to read together. This may be the appropriate time to provide your students with their own writing journal. They can write about their friends, favorite video game, favorite moview, or the fun weekend they had.
It is our hope that the worksheets here will be an extension to the learning done in first grade. Our first grade worksheets are intended to enhance your child's skills and introduce new concepts in a fun, stress-free manner.
Depending on your child's abilities, you may wish to review our kindergarten worksheets and second grade worksheets for additional practice.
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RhymingWorksheetsDraw A Rhyme Worksheets 1-2 - Read the sentences, underline the rhyming words, and draw a picture to go with each sentence.
Rhymes with Cat - Students will identify words in a word box that rhyme with cat and write the rhyming words in alphabetical order.
Read, Rhyme, and Draw Worksheet 6 - Students will read each sentence, circle the rhyming words, and draw a picture to accompany the sentence.
Read, Rhyme, and Draw Worksheet 5 - Read the two sentences, circle the rhyming words in each sentence, and draw a picture to go with each sentence.
Read, Rhyme and Draw Worksheets 1-4 - Your students will practice their reading and rhyming skills as well as show their creativity while completing these worksheets.
Rhyming Fun Worksheet 2 - Students will say the name of the pictures in each group and read the word printed under each group of pictures. Students will then color the picture that rhymes with the word they have read.
Rhyming Tic-Tac-Toe - Kids will have fun playing this timeless game with a rhyming twist!
I Can Rhyme - Students will list and count the number of words they can rhyme with cat, book, bed, and tree.
Rhyming Words 2 - Draw a line to connect the words in each column that rhyme.
Rhyming Words - Color the bells containing three rhyming words.
Rhyming Words Worksheet A - Students will write three words that rhyme with each of the words provided.
First Grade Thinking SkillsWorksheetsShop and Sort Worksheet 2 - Sort the items from a shopping list between a diner, a clothing store, a toy store, and a sporting goods store.
Shop and Sort Worksheet 1 - Sort the items on the shopping list between a hardware store, toy store, clothing store, and jewelry store.
Ten Acorns - Students will follow the directions and gain valuable labeling skills, practice writing numbers 1-10 in sequence, and reinforce color recognition when they complete this fun worksheet.
Puzzling Shapes - Students will count and record the number of rectangles or triangles found within each rectangle and triangle.
Short i Phonogram Packet - Activities in this twelve page phonogram packet include, alphabetizing, sentence completion, word search, word scrambles, and more.
The Long a Sound - Three worksheets available. Long /a/ Sound Worksheets 1 and 2 require students to sort the words provided into groups of rhyming words. Worksheet 3 requires students to unscramble and print the long /a/ words beneath a picture.
The Long i Sound Worksheet 2 - Students will read, rhyme, sort, and write words.
Jake and the Long a Sound - Complete the story and identify rhyming words using long a words from the word box.
The Long i Sound Worksheet 3 - Unscramble the long i words and write them under each picture
The Long i Sound Worksheet 1 - Rhyming words with the long i sound.
Beginning Sounds of Letters - Circle the words in each row that have the same beginning sound.
Beginning Sounds d, j, k, m, w - Say the name of each picture and circle the letter with the same beginning sound.
Beginning Sounds h, c, t, a, b - Name the pictures and circle the letter that has the same beginning sound as the picture.
A Birthday Party - Complete each birthday party related word by adding a beginning consonant then match the word to the picture. Beginning consonants include /b/, /c/, /f/, /g/, and /p/.
Beginning Consonants - This set includes five worksheets covering the following beginning consonants: (b,c,d,f) (g,h,j,k) (l,m,n,p) (q,r,s,t) (v,w,x,y,z).
Ending Sound M - Identify pictures that end with the letter m.
Ending Consonants - Three worksheets (b,d,f,g) (k,l,m,n) (p,r,s,t) to help your students recognize the ending sounds of words.
Ending Sound of Letter K - Color, cut and paste pictures that end with the k sound into the book.
Vowels and Consonants on the Farm - C-V-C worksheet includes the words pig, cat, dog, hen, and sun.
Vowel Digraphs - Complete the sentences using words from the word box.
Vowel Digraphs - Circle the word that names each picture and write the word on the line.
I'm Learning to Spell Worksheet 2 - This spelling worksheet features words with the long /i/ sound. Students will fill in missing letters to complete each word and replace misspelled words with the correctly spelled word in a variety of sentences.
I'm Learning to Spell Worksheet 1 - The words featured on this worksheet have the long /a/ sound. Students will correctly identify then correctly spell the misspelled words in sentences and fill in missing letters to correctly spell the words cake, table, take, came, face, ape, wave, and make.
Miscellaneous First Grade Worksheets
Celebrations - A reading comprehension and fine motor skills worksheet for use with the book I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor.
When I Went to. . . - Students will complete the title of this worksheet then answer questions and draw a picture to complete the worksheet.
Draw a Story - Draw a three-frame story sequence on worksheet 1 and a four-frame story in sequence on worksheet 2
Computer Charlie 3 - Two worksheets, one related to printing capital letters, the other related to printing lowercase letters.
Finding Letters in Text - Circle every letter a and underline every letter p in the story.
My Favorite Day of the Week - Students will trace and print the name of each day of the week then circle their favorite day of the week.
All worksheets created by Tracey Smith
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This page features 70 reading, rhyming, phonics, and thinking skills worksheets for the first grade student.
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The printable worksheets found here are used by teachers in the classroom, as homework, and as summer handouts. Parents print a variety of materials to help their struggling student and provide practice during school holidays and summer vacation. Daycare providers often use materials which compliment a theme or activity they are doing with their kids.
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As a parent, I understand the time and resource constraints placed on educators and understand that they cannot always provide materials which meet the current needs of my child at this grade level. I encourage you to review materials and select those that challenge your child without frustration. I am providing a first grade skills overview as a very basic guide to what most first grade students are expected to learn.
First Grade Skills Overview
- Legibly print all upper and lower case letters.
- Legibly print numerals 0-9.
- Write sentences using correct punctuation and begin writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end.
- Use common, proper, and possessive nouns and personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
- Use verbs to show past, present, and future.
- When reading or being read to have the ability to identify the main idea, connect individuals and events, and ask and answer questions about the text/story.
- Learn how to use a dictionary, encyclopedia, and computer to find information.
- The first grade child should have the ability to follow directions and be refining their peer interaction skills.
- Know the sounds of letters, use rhyming words, and begin to sound out words.
- Ability to count to 100, read and write numerals to 100, and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
- Order and compare numbers to 100.
- Understand place value and be able to add up to 2 two-digit numbers with no regrouping and subtract numbers with no renaming.
- Tell time to the hour and half-hour using an analog and digital clock.
- Skip count and practice counting coins including pennies, dimes, and nickels.
- Begin to use and understand simple maps and become familiar with a globe.
- Begin learning about their local community, family history, and the natural world.
- First graders should be given the opportunity to use a variety of mediums in art class or at home.
- Introduce them to a variety of music genres through recorded media or better yet, live performances.
- First grade students have a lot of energy and will benefit from activities like bicycling, walking, swimming, and climbing.
First Grade Math Worksheets
Dot-to-Dot x 5 - Students will skip count by 5 to connect the dots and complete the picture of a star.
Dot-to-Dot x 10 - Skip count by 10 to complete the picture of a square.
Make A Set - making sets of 12, 24, 33, and 42
Comparing and Ordering Numbers
Ordering Numbers - standardized test practice in ordering numbers to 100
Comparing Numbers to 20 - ten worksheet packet providing practice comparing numbers to 20
St. Patrick's Day Ordering Numbers to 20 - This fun St. Patrick's Day math worksheet requires students to order four numbers between 1 and 20 from least to greatest.
Add and Color Hat - Students will add two 1-digit numbers and use the sums to color by number.
Addition Practice Worksheets 7-10 - Each of the three worksheets in this file features addition of add two 1-digit numbers with sums to 18, 21 problems per page.
In the Dog House Addition 1 - Students will add 1 and 2-digit numbers with no regrouping then help the dog get to the doghouse by identifying the answers with an even number in them.
Addition Practice - This file features nine addition practice sheets with sums to 18.
Horizontal Addition Worksheets 6-9 - Select one or all four of these addition worksheets to practice adding single digit numbers with sums to 18.
Math at the Pond - Students will solve the 2-digit addition equations without regrouping then color the spaces with a number 6 in the answer to solve the maze
Adding Tens Drill Sheets - Students will add a 2-digit number and a multiple of 10 to find sums to 100.
Addition to Ten - Two drill sheets, one vertical format and one horizontal format, provides students with practice adding to 10.
Adding to Eighteen - Two horizontal and two vertical addition practice pages feature adding single-digit numbers with sums to 18.
35 Pages of Addition Practice - There is lots of practice included in this file! Thirty-five pages of 2-digit addition problems with no regrouping and sums to 100.
Valentine's Day Addition With Sums to 10 - These two Valentine's Day addition practice worksheets will provide fun holiday math practice!
Easter Addition Practice - Students will write each sum on an Easter egg when they complete the 2-digit addition problems on this worksheet. This worksheet also asks the student to color the eggs with an even numbered sum.
Valentine's Day Subtraction - This Valentine's Day you can provide your students with extra practice subtracting within 10.
Time and Money
Match the Time - Students will draw a line to connect the analog and digital clocks with the same time.
Counting Nickels- Students will practice adding by 5 when they count nickels and write the amount.
Following Directions Worksheets 1-3 - Students will read and follow the directions to count and color the correct number of objects.
Graphing and Measurement
Trudy Turnips Garden - Students will count and graph up to 10 vegetables on this fun math worksheet.
Let's Think About Rulers - This worksheet set includes a brief introduction to the features of a ruler and three worksheets. Students will measure lines and items pictured as well as estimate the length of everyday objects then find the exact length of those objects.
Fact Families - Students will add and subtract to complete the fact families for 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Follow the Directions Worksheet B - Students will use their knowledge of geometric shapes, colors, and position when following the directions on this worksheet.
First Grade Handwriting Worksheets
Amazing Letters for Color Printers - Students will trace upper and lower case letters of the alphabet as well as words that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
Amazing Letters for Monochrome Printers - Twenty-six pages of practice tracing upper and lower case letters of the alphabet as well as words that begin with each letter.
Blank Handwriting Paper - You can print this handwriting paper for students to practice writing letters, spelling words, sentences, or stories.
Reading and Language Arts
Grammar and Mechanics
Read, Color, and Copy 1-10 - The ten worksheets in this file will provide students with reading and sentence copying practice as well as promote fine motor skills when coloring each engaging picture.
Punctuation Practice #4 - This is a multiple choice punctuation worksheet providing students with the opportunity to select the proper punctuation for each sentence and become familiar with a standardized test.
Going Swimming - Students will complete each sentence with a period or a question mark.
Grammar Park - Students will fill in each blank with a period or a question mark to correctly complete each sentence.
Plural Nouns #2 - Counting and language arts come together in this fun beach worksheet about plural nouns.
Boys and Girls - Students will identify the complete subject and the complete predicate on this worksheet.
Animal Friends - Draw a line separating the complete subject and complete predicate on this animal themed worksheet.
Using I or Me - Students will complete each sentence with I or me.
Jack and Jill Bake a Cake - Students will complete each sentence using are or is.
Nouns Worksheet 3 - Students will read the sentences and circle all the nouns in each sentence.
Nouns worksheet 1 - Students will read these silly sentences then circle the nouns in each sentence and color the pictures.
Nouns and Plural Nouns - Children will identify and list the nouns and plural nouns on this color worksheet.
Recognizing Verbs Worksheets 1 and 2 - Students will read each sentence and circle the verbs.
Letter from California - Students will proof-read and insert commas and capital letters where appropriate.
Going Fishing - Students will read, trace and copy a simple sentence. They will then cut out seven letters and paste them in the appropriate box to answer a question about what they have just read.
Betty Bear - Read the four statements then cut and paste the pictures to show what happened.
Story Sequence - Read each nursery rhyme then numerically order the events as read.
Fantasy or Reality - Students will look at each picture and underline realistic if the picture depicts something that could happen and fantasy if the picture depicts something that could not happen.
Following Directions - Students will reinforce understanding of relational words when they follow the directions on this worksheet.
The Long i Sound #2 - Students will select the correctly spelled word to complete each sentence.
The Long i Sound - Students will sort long i rhyming words.
The Long A Sound #2 - Students will complete each sentence with the correctly spelled word.
The Long A Sound - Students will sort long a rhyming words on this worksheet.
Ending Consonants - Students will say, trace, and print consonants then color the picture with the same ending sound.
Beginning Consonants - This file consists of five worksheets in which students will trace each beginning letter and color the picture that begins with that sound.
Long /oo/ Sound - Students will complete the spelling of the /oo/ words then print the word on the line.
Matching Words #5 and #6 - Students will improve their vocabulary when they circle the Dolch words in each set that are the same.
Matching Words #1 and #2 - Students will circle the primary Dolch words in each set that are the same.
Day at the Beach - Students will circle and print each word to complete the story about a day at the beach.
Tillie the Troubled Turtle - Students will build spelling and opposite knowledge when they unscramble the opposite Dolch words on this worksheet.
Dog Maze - This is a simple maze with word recognition.
Turtle Word Search - Find and circle the turtle names found on this word search puzzle.
Birds and Mammals - Students will gain valuable printing practice when they sort and write the names of thirty birds and animals on the appropriate list.
Following Directions Worksheet 1 - Students will read the directions for each row and mark the correct animal accordingly.
My First Vegetable Word Search - Students will build vocabulary and spelling skills when they find and circle the names of vegetables in this puzzle.
Rainbow Colors -Find and circle the color words in the puzzle.
Beginning Map Worksheet - Using a simple map of the zoo, answer questions about north, south, east, and west.
First Grade Coloring Pages
Hey diddle diddle - This is a coloring page of dog laughing and could be used to supplement a language lesson and includes the nursery rhyme on the page.
Hey diddle diddle - A coloring page of cow jumping over the moon could be used when reading nursery rhymes.
Bee Maze - Pencil control is stressed when helping the bee get to the hive on this printable maze.
First grade worksheets created by Tracey Smith.