Have your first graders conquered the compound word? It's time to find out! Use this quick reading assessment to evaluate your students’ abilities to read compound words, such as sunflower, bookcase, and cowboy.
Fish + bow = fishbow...? No, that's not right! Engage your young learners in understanding and forming compound words with this fun worksheet. Students will use words from a word bank to create compound words in this word structure activity.
The words you learn from reading can go with you wherever you go! As students read nonfiction books, have them add the new words they learn — along with their definitions —
to this vocabulary backpack!
Help your students learn new vocabulary by creating their own picture dictionaries! Students will quickly master their new words with this handy chart that has them logging the word, a picture, a definition, and a sentence that puts the word into context.
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
This funny activity will get your students—and you—giggling! Help your first graders develop their understanding of compound words by having them make up their own silly words and draw illustrations to match.
A lot can happen in a day! Transition words can help us organize our thoughts into a sequential story. Use this activity to teach students the importance of transition words as they tell about their day...all with the help of sentence frames!
As students begin to read independently, they may have questions about what they read. These questions should be encouraged! Have students record their questions about their reading or any unknown words on this graphic organizer.