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Activities for First Grade

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A+ Activities For First Grade

This is a fantastic book by 2 very dedicated professional educators. It is very worthwhile both for its 'fun' interactive activities with your children, and as an extremely valuable educational tool for 'stealth teaching'! (Your child thinks they are just playing, while they are secretly being educated!) We have also found it very useful in helping your child with any learning 'issues', (reading, math, etc.) using enjoyable, interactive activities.

We VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book
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File-Folder Games for Reading

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Instant File-Folder Games for Reading

I ordered this book to be delivered as soon as it was available - it was worth the wait. It's great for busy classroom teachers who don't have time to sit and make games but still need them for effective classroom management for centers or independent practice. I highly recommend this book to classroom teachers or reading specialists.
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Shoe Box Math

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Shoe Box Math

40 Easy-to-Make, Fun-to-Use Centers With Instant Reproducibles & Activities That Help Kids Practice Important Math Skills­Independently! Meets the NCTM standards!
Enrich your center time and promote independent learning with these easy-to-store math "kits"!
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A Funny Dolch Word Book #1 : Stories, Poems, Word Search Puzzles

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A Funny Dolch Word Book #1 : Stories, Poems, Word Search Puzzles

These stories are clever and easy to read. There are four books in the series. A Funny Dolch Word Book 1, 2, 3, and Albert the Apple Eating Appaloosa. Almost all of the words in the book are Dolch sight words. It is a great teaching tool. Our school will be using all four books for summer school instruction to help kids catch up. I don't have anything much to say that isn't already on this page about the books except to add my recommendation. Oh, the publisher's website is also very helpful.
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Reading Together Green

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Reading Together Green

Taking Off, Age 5+: Handas Surprise, the Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin, Chicken Licken, Have You Seen the Crocodile, One Tow Flea, Dinosaurs Day Out
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Little Lemon (Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills)

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Little Lemon (Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills)

It is a clever idea of presenting study skills in a way that kids enjoy. It isn't called study skills it is just about how to remember what they are trying to learn. My children love to hear the story again and again. They also have done better in school by learning about how to learn. It is a pleasant way to approach a serious subject: how to do better in school. I'm so glad the writer offers this help to children in K-3. The lesson plans in the book are original and right on target.
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Brain Quest 1st Grade Reading: 56 Stories, Comprehension Quizzes: The Basics: Deck 1 Ages 6-7

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Brain Quest 1st Grade Reading: 56 Stories, Comprehension Quizzes: The Basics: Deck 1 Ages 6-7

Now first- and second-graders can really sharpen their skills. Announcing Brain Quest Math and Brain Quest Reading, a natural extension of Brain Quest into single-subject tutorials. Using the same curriculum-based, question-and-answer format that has made Brain Quest America's #1 educational bestseller with over 16 million copies in print, Math and Reading concentrate on the two subjects that are of paramount importance for parents, teachers, and especially the kids.
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Brain Quest : Grade 1

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Brain Quest : Grade 1

When the Brain Quest series moves from preschool age to the first-grade set, it transforms from a playful question game into a sort of elementary school version of Trivial Pursuit. (In the spirit of this new grown-up air, there is no longer a cheerful animal guide appearing throughout the decks.) Now, each card features one question from each of five category sections: Reading, Math, Vocabulary, Social Studies & Science, and Grab Bag. The rules are gentle: Playing in teams, with partners, or solo, you can stick to your favorite subject category or play the whole card. Keeping score (they offer three different versions) is optional.
Though the framework of the game feels very grown-up, the questions are not out of a first grader's league. A math question asks, "What coin is the same as 25 cents?" A sample science question reads, "Name the force that keeps you from floating in the air." There is much good humor in these questions, and the name references are nicely up to date, though not completely contemporary (Beanie Baby references can be found here, but Pokémon's not mentioned). (Ages 6 to 7). --Jean Lenihan
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Reading Together Yellow

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Reading Together: Yellow

Reading Together Yellow: First Steps, Age 3+: Mother Goose, I Spy Abc, Old Macdonald Had a Farm, Train Ride, Glumpalump, Give Me My Yams! and Parents' Handbook (A New Reader's First Library)
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Pirate School (All Aboard Reading, Level 2 (Ages 6-8))

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Pirate School (All Aboard Reading, Level 2 (Ages 6-8))

Grade 1-3?Pete is a young pirate who attends school on a pirate ship where the rules are geared toward the unkindly: "Finders keepers, losers weepers." Captain Bones encourages fighting to solve disputes, and Pete is happy to wrestle with classmate Grimy after a name-calling match. On Treasure Hunt Day, Pete and Grimy find themselves forced to cooperate in order to escape certain death and decide to share the treasure "Even Steven" down to the last gold coin. Children will enjoy this beginning reader with all of the bickering and rule reversals. The cartoon illustrations are well done, with interesting backgrounds and each character's feelings clear from his facial expressions. The combination of full-page and smaller pictures on white pages works well.
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Phonics Puzzles & Games: A Workbook for Ages 6-8 (Gifted & Talented)

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Phonics Puzzles & Games

My son and I enjoyed working through this work book. It may be for 4 - 6 year old children, but my 7 year old found it fun and challenging. It is a great book to keep practicing phonic skills during the summer. The puzzles helped my son see the words in many different ways.
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Sing, Spell, Read and Write : Kindergarten Level 1 Combo Kit

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Sing, Spell, Read and Write : Kindergarten Level 1 Combo Kit

The Combo Kit is packed with enough language arts instructional material for two full years. Featuring age-appropriate lessons for the younger child, the kindergarten portion of this kit covers the first 15 steps of the 36-step Level 1 program. Two kindergarten student workbooks are included featuring larger print and fewer words per page. Topics covered include letter recognition, letter sounds, manuscript writing, and beginning reading. Boxed: 18" x 12" x 6".
Sing, Spell, Read & Write is a learning-to-read curriculum that uses a 36-step program of carefully sequenced systematic, explicit phonics instruction to build fluent independent readers. For more than two decades, veteran educator Sue Dickson developed and field-tested this program in her own classroom. Where other reading programs were failing the students who were struggling the most, Mrs. Dickson saw first-hand the amazing results her students achieved when she combined music with multimodal teaching strategies. Using look, listen, point, sing-along, and echo routines along with gross motor and fine motor activities, the program activitely engages the senses and effectively reaches all types of learners. Virtually every child is assured of success. Today, the program has a proven, nationwide track record and the soundness of such an approach is strongly supported by current research on brain function, language acquisition, and reading.
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Phonics Pathways

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Phonics Pathways

I homeschool four daughters. We began using Phonics Pathways when my eldest was five. She is a very intelligent child, and caught on quickly to the simple format in which the reading and spelling skills are presented. In half a year she has begun reading books at a much harder level than what we are studying in Phonics Pathways, and is already reading at a second grade level in the tutorial. We also use the book to teach spelling, since it includes spelling rules. My second daughter does not have her sister's knack for the written word. I hesitantly began using Phonics Pathways with her just shy of age four to teach her letter sounds and simple blending. She has also been successful with this no frills, straight-forward approach to phonics tutoring. I have even begun using it with my two-year-old to reenforce letter identification. The layout of the book allows each girl to go at her own speed, without frustration. There are adequate reviews, although you may wish to check out some of the author's support material for further reenforcement. Have a ready supply of easy readers on hand, because in a limited time your child will be able to read simple books, such as the Bob books and basic Dr. Seuss. Some children need extra stimuli (songs, etc.) to help them learn. For those that don't (and even some that do, like my second daughter) we have found that the Phonics Pathways approach offers a simple, slow and steady method that can serve as an entire phonics/spelling program, without muddling the process with too many extras. All learning types can benefit from this book. It is also an excellent boost for remedial readers, and I, as an avid reader and freelance writer, have appreciated the spelling refresher! One note: the author recommends learning to read and write each word from dictation before moving on. We found this to hinder the speed at which my first child could move along in her reading, since children naturally develop faster in some areas than others, so, although we use the book for spelling and phonics, we move her ahead in each area at different speeds. This has caused no difficulties whatsoever!
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