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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  

Taking a Sound Hike

Taking a Sound Hike

Whether taking a sound hike at the mall, a near-by park, or on a family trip, ask children to notice the sounds they hear and then use sound words as they write their own books.

 

Write Summer Alphabet Books

Write Summer Alphabet Books

Show children a fun way to practice their ABCs using summer words in an alphabet book.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

ABC Match

ABC Match

The ABC Match game challenges children to match letter cards and picture cards that begin with that letter.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Write a Poem

Help a Child Write a Poem

Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.

 

 

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Printouts  

My Amazing ABC Book

My Amazing ABC Book

Children who are learning to read and write letters and words will love making their very own ABC book.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Music provides the perfect introduction and accompaniment to this collection of books including Jazzy Miz Mosetta, Sweethearts of Rhythm, and Boycott Blues.

 

 

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