Year 1 Literacy Homework For First Graders

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

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