These activities from PBS KIDS help first graders learn new words and practice letter-sound relationships, reading easy text, and writing for everyday purposes. Many first graders are able to use and print online activities independently, while some will need help from their parents. Most children at this age will enjoy showing you the games they can play as well as playing printable games with you.
PBS KIDS: Dot’s Story Factory
Write your own stories or read stories submitted by other kids like you.
Between the Lions: Hopposites
Help Opposite Bunny get a snack by choosing the opposite words.
Between the Lions: The Problem with Chickens
Click letters at the bottom to complete the words above.
Between the Lions: Sky Riding
Move your mouse to collect different variations of the same letter.
The Electric Company: Combotronic
Choose different letter groups to combine in order to make a brand new word.
Electric Company: Great Escapes
Place the missing words in their correct spots to finish the sentence.
The Electric Company: Sort It Out
Sort different words based on their hard or soft letter sounds.
FETCH!: Dog Ears
Use the letters on your keyboard to unlock the password with Ruff.
Martha Speaks: Dog Tags
Decorate a picture of a pet with props, a frame, and different words to describe them.
Martha Speaks: Martha’s Scrapbook
Help Martha complete her scrapbook by adding captions to her pictures.
WordGirl: Huggy Dance
Match the faces that Huggy Face makes to different words to make him dance.
Use the PBS Parents Activity Search to find more reading and writing projects, games and stories.
Grade 1 Reading Comprehension
Use these free. printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.
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Reading Worksheets - Leveled
These grade 1 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z, according to the Fountas and Pinnell grading system. The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.
More Reading Worksheets
Each fiction passage or poem is followed by four questions. Questions for grade 1 students are focused on recalling information directly from the text. Answers can be given in the space provided or verbally to a parent / tutor. These worksheets are pdf files and can be printed.
A Visit to the Water Park Fiction, 117 words
The New Bicycle Fiction, 67 words
At the Zoo Poem, 64 words
A Cold Bear Fiction, 50 words
A Puzzle a Day Fiction, 103 words
The Thunderstorm Fiction, 76 words
Apples Non-fiction, 100 words
Dessert Time! Fiction, 70 words
How to Tie Your Shoes Non-fiction, 104 words
Kitten's Choice Fiction, 130 words
Mule Thoughts Poem, 40 words
Making Cookies Fiction, 100 words
Monster Learns Rules Fiction, 180 words
Summer Nights Fiction, 120 words
The Puppy and the Kitten Fiction, 81 words
All About Bears Non-fiction, 100 words
The Boat Parade Fiction, 85 words
Peanuts and Popcorn Fiction, 101 words
Shoveling Snow Fiction, 94 words
Sun, Stars and Moon Non-fiction, 120 words
Homework or Video Games Fiction, 88 words
We are Important Non-fiction, 70 words
Historical Reading Worksheets
Each historical passage has themes and language appropriate for beginning readers. Every text is followed by four questions asking the students to recall information that they have just read.
The Sun has Set Fiction, 110 words
My Little Kitty Fiction, 145 words
Time for Everything Poem, 75 words
Seven Little Mice Poem, 60 words
One of Aesop's Fables Fiction, 140 words
Susy Brown Fiction, 100 words
O John! Fiction, 60 words
Here Comes the Band Fiction, 90 words
Here, Ponto Fiction, 80 words
The Bee Fiction, 90 words
Ned and the Apples Fiction 65 words
Snowman Fiction 70 words