First Grade


Trick Words

Students are also learning how to read trick words (irregular words: words that can not be sounded out easily). Here is list of words that can be put on flashcards and practiced at home.

List of trick words for 1st grade 

Ideas for trick word practice

Reference Posters

Basic Keywords

Letter Formation

Gr 1 Vowel Sounds

Mark My Words

Welded Sounds

R Controlled Vowels

Vowel Teams


Handwriting Paper 

Downloadable handwriting paper (larger lines are better for Kindergarten and 1st grade students)


Reading Fluently

Video: Using phrasing and expression to read fluently