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Tania's Time Troubles activity Try Now
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Tania's Time Troubles

Tell Time to the Hour and Half-Hour

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Silent E Word Sort activity Try Now
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Silent E Word Sort

Silent 'e'

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Sight Word Sledding 1st Grade

Sight Words

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The Floor is Lava activity Try Now
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The Floor is Lava

Find the Main Idea

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Daisy's Flowers activity Try Now
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Daisy's Flowers

Questions About Stories

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Rama Llama is Causing Drama activity Try Now
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Rama Llama is Causing Drama

Questions About Stories

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Squidge's Day at the Doctor

Retell Stories

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Cake Mix-Up

Rhythm and Alliteration

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Going on a Hike activity Try Now
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Going on a Hike

Identify Stories and Poems

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Going on a Cloud Hunt

Ask and Answer Questions

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Daisy's Crazy Adventure activity Try Now
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Daisy's Crazy Adventure

Tell What Happened

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I'm Not Afraid of Cats activity Try Now
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I'm Not Afraid of Cats

Characters, Plot, and Setting

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The Three Little Pigs activity Try Now
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The Three Little Pigs

Tell a Story

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My Pet Llamacorn activity Try Now
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My Pet Llamacorn

Read Stories

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Intro to Partitioning Shapes activity Try Now
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Intro to Partitioning Shapes

Dividing Shapes

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Intro to Feelings in Stories activity Try Now
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Intro to Feelings in Stories

Find Feeling Words in Stories

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Intro to Similarities and Differences

Compare and Contrast Texts

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Intro to Point of View 1st Grade activity Try Now
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Intro to Point of View 1st Grade

Identify Who's Telling the Story

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Make Connections Between People or Animals activity Try Now
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Make Connections Between People or Animals

Make Connections

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Author's Point of View 1st Grade activity Try Now
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Author's Point of View 1st Grade

Identify Author's Purpose

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Educational Activities and Teaching Resources for 1st Grade

Welcome to 1st grade! First graders can do way more than just count by the end of the year, they can add and subtract in their heads, put two triangles together to make a square, and even tell you (give or take an hour) what time it is. First grade math standards throughout the country build on early number sense work, addition and subtraction with small numbers, place value understanding, simple measurement and time, and spatial reasoning, to lay a strong foundation for more complex work in years to come.

When it comes to reading, forget those nervous, new-to-school vibes. First graders are seasoned vets who know a thing or two about how the classroom works. Reading groups are where the magic happens. First grade is an exciting time in a young reader's journey to literacy. Many students will be transitioning from guided to independent reading, learning how to read familiar stories with understanding and purpose. Print concepts and the ability to decode more complex words will also be developed.

Some of the skills students will master in eSpark include:

Math

  • Adding and subtracting up to 20
  • Solving word problems
  • Developing number sense skills with number bonds and other strategies
  • Understanding place values
  • Finding unknown addends
  • Comparing numbers and differentiating less than, equal to, and greater than
  • Measuring and sorting by lengths
  • Creating simple graphs and charts
  • Telling time to the hour and half-hour
  • Drawing, building, and dividing shapes

Reading

  • Asking and answering questions about texts
  • Retelling and describing stories, including key details, characters, settings, and events
  • Identifying the narrator and point of view
  • Using illustrations and pictures to better understand texts
  • Comparing and contrasting texts
  • Recognizing features of a sentence, including capitalization and simple punctuation
  • Segmenting words into phonemes
  • Knowing the spelling-sound correspondence for common digraphs
  • Recognizing sight words
  • Self-correcting while reading
  • Using common verb tenses, affixes, and inflections
  • Leveraging context clues
  • Distinguishing shades of meaning

eSpark is truly unique in the world of online learning. Our holistic, student-centered approach blends the proven benefits of play-based learning with systematic, explicit, and direct instruction. It’s proof that learning can be fun, personalized, and effective, all at once!

eSpark meets the criteria for evidence-based interventions under ESSA guidelines, and has been proven in multiple studies to improve student performance in math and reading.

When you sign up for an eSpark account, your students experience these activities via adaptive, differentiated independent pathways and teacher-driven small group assignments. Teachers also have access to detailed usage and progress reports with valuable insights into standards mastery, student growth trends, and intervention opportunities.

With the addition of the game-changing Choice Texts for the 2023-2024 school year, eSpark has cemented its status as the most loved supplemental instruction option for students and teachers alike. Claim your free account today and see the difference for yourself!