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Free First Grade Reading, Phonics, Rhyming, and Thinking Skills Worksheets

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First grade is an exciting adventure for students. This may be the first time they are in school for a full day, the first time they read an entire book, or the first time they write a story. You can help your students by encouraging them to read independently as well as continuing to read together. This may be the appropriate time to provide your students with their own writing journal. They can write about their friends, favorite video game, favorite moview, or the fun weekend they had.

It is our hope that the worksheets here will be an extension to the learning done in first grade. Our first grade worksheets are intended to enhance your child's skills and introduce new concepts in a fun, stress-free manner.

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First Grade Reading, Phonics, Rhyming, and Thinking Skills Worksheets

Reading/Reading Readiness Worksheets

thumbnail of the reading readiness worksheet Spring is Here

Spring is Here! - Circle the word that best completes each sentence in the story.
The Main Idea Worksheet 1 - Circle the sentence that describes each picture.
Wally the Word Detective Worksheet 13 - Cross off the words that are not the same as the first grade Dolch word in each group.
Wally the Word Detective Worksheet 12 - Draw an X through each word that does not match the primer Dolch word in each group.
Wally the Word Detective Worksheet 11 - Students will cross off each word that does not match the bold pre-primer Dolch word in each group.
Reading Readiness Worksheet 6 - Students will complete each sentence with a word from the word box.
Amazing Animals - Students will write a word from the word box to best complete each sentence on this reading readiness worksheet.
Reading Readiness Worksheet 4 - Students must read carefully and follow the directions.


Rhyming Worksheets

Draw A Rhyme Worksheets 1-2 - Read the sentences, underline the rhyming words, and draw a picture to go with each sentence.
Rhymes with Cat - Students will identify words in a word box that rhyme with cat and write the rhyming words in alphabetical order.
Read, Rhyme, and Draw Worksheet 6 - Students will read each sentence, circle the rhyming words, and draw a picture to accompany the sentence.
Read, Rhyme, and Draw Worksheet 5 - Read the two sentences, circle the rhyming words in each sentence, and draw a picture to go with each sentence.
Read, Rhyme and Draw Worksheets 1-4 - Your students will practice their reading and rhyming skills as well as show their creativity while completing these worksheets.
Rhyming Fun Worksheet 2 - Students will say the name of the pictures in each group and read the word printed under each group of pictures. Students will then color the picture that rhymes with the word they have read.
Rhyming Tic-Tac-Toe - Kids will have fun playing this timeless game with a rhyming twist!
I Can Rhyme - Students will list and count the number of words they can rhyme with cat, book, bed, and tree.
Rhyming Words 2 - Draw a line to connect the words in each column that rhyme.
Rhyming Words - Color the bells containing three rhyming words.
Rhyming Words Worksheet A - Students will write three words that rhyme with each of the words provided.


First Grade Thinking Skills Worksheets
Shop and Sort Worksheet 2 - Sort the items from a shopping list between a diner, a clothing store, a toy store, and a sporting goods store.
Shop and Sort Worksheet 1 - Sort the items on the shopping list between a hardware store, toy store, clothing store, and jewelry store.
Ten Acorns - Students will follow the directions and gain valuable labeling skills, practice writing numbers 1-10 in sequence, and reinforce color recognition when they complete this fun worksheet.
Puzzling Shapes - Students will count and record the number of rectangles or triangles found within each rectangle and triangle.


Phonics Worksheets

Thumbnail image of one page from the Short I Phonogram Packet.

Short i Phonogram Packet - Activities in this twelve page phonogram packet include, alphabetizing, sentence completion, word search, word scrambles, and more.
The Long a Sound - Three worksheets available. Long /a/ Sound Worksheets 1 and 2 require students to sort the words provided into groups of rhyming words. Worksheet 3 requires students to unscramble and print the long /a/ words beneath a picture.
The Long i Sound Worksheet 2 - Students will read, rhyme, sort, and write words.
Jake and the Long a Sound - Complete the story and identify rhyming words using long a words from the word box.
The Long i Sound Worksheet 3 - Unscramble the long i words and write them under each picture
The Long i Sound Worksheet 1 - Rhyming words with the long i sound.
Beginning Sounds of Letters - Circle the words in each row that have the same beginning sound.
Beginning Sounds d, j, k, m, w - Say the name of each picture and circle the letter with the same beginning sound.
Beginning Sounds h, c, t, a, b - Name the pictures and circle the letter that has the same beginning sound as the picture.
A Birthday Party - Complete each birthday party related word by adding a beginning consonant then match the word to the picture. Beginning consonants include /b/, /c/, /f/, /g/, and /p/.
Beginning Consonants - This set includes five worksheets covering the following beginning consonants: (b,c,d,f) (g,h,j,k) (l,m,n,p) (q,r,s,t) (v,w,x,y,z).
Ending Sound M - Identify pictures that end with the letter m.
Ending Consonants - Three worksheets (b,d,f,g) (k,l,m,n) (p,r,s,t) to help your students recognize the ending sounds of words.
Ending Sound of Letter K - Color, cut and paste pictures that end with the k sound into the book.
Vowels and Consonants on the Farm - C-V-C worksheet includes the words pig, cat, dog, hen, and sun.
Vowel Digraphs - Complete the sentences using words from the word box.
Vowel Digraphs - Circle the word that names each picture and write the word on the line.
I'm Learning to Spell Worksheet 2 - This spelling worksheet features words with the long /i/ sound. Students will fill in missing letters to complete each word and replace misspelled words with the correctly spelled word in a variety of sentences.
I'm Learning to Spell Worksheet 1 - The words featured on this worksheet have the long /a/ sound. Students will correctly identify then correctly spell the misspelled words in sentences and fill in missing letters to correctly spell the words cake, table, take, came, face, ape, wave, and make.


Miscellaneous First Grade Worksheets

Celebrations - A reading comprehension and fine motor skills worksheet for use with the book I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor.
When I Went to. . . - Students will complete the title of this worksheet then answer questions and draw a picture to complete the worksheet.
Draw a Story - Draw a three-frame story sequence on worksheet 1 and a four-frame story in sequence on worksheet 2
Computer Charlie 3 - Two worksheets, one related to printing capital letters, the other related to printing lowercase letters.
Finding Letters in Text - Circle every letter a and underline every letter p in the story.
My Favorite Day of the Week - Students will trace and print the name of each day of the week then circle their favorite day of the week.


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Free reading, rhyming, phonics, and thinking skills worksheets for first grade.

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