This is a collection of ALL of my First Language Arts and Math Common Core Packets. It includes my Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational, Reading: Foundational Skills, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten, Measurement and Data, and Geometry Common Core Packets.
Worksheets and activities for EVERY SINGLE first grade language arts and math common core standard are included.
Included in the Language Arts Packet:
*Asking Questions: Read the story and create comprehension questions for a classmate to answer.
*Read and Answer: Read the story and answer the comprehension questions.
*Retelling a Story: Read the story, put in in order, and tell the moral of the story.
*Characters: Name characters you know that have certain characteristics.
*Characters and Setting: Read the story and draw a picture of the setting and characters.
*Setting: Describe the settings of some familiar stories.
*Words for My Sense: Write words that appeal to each of the five senses.
*Fact or Fiction: Read descriptions of books and tell if they are fact or fiction.
*Point of View: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Read the story and tell who is talking at certain points.
*My Book Report (2 pages): Read a book and complete the book report.
*Comparing Characters: Compare and contrast familiar characters.
*Poetry: Read four poems about the seasons.
*Your New Puppy (Text)
*Your New Puppy (Comprehension)
*Main Idea and Key Details (2) - Read passages and record the main ideas and key details for each.
*Informational Word Web: Can be used with any informational text
*Making Connections: Dinosaurs – Read the passage about dinosaurs and answer the questions, making connections between ideas in the text.
*How Do Bees Make Honey? – Read the text and ask about unknown words.
*Text Feature Memory Card Game – Play concentration, matching text features with their pictures.
*Chicken Lifecycle (Diagram and Text)
*Chick Lifecycle Report – List the facts you learned from the text and facts you learned from the diagram.
*Key Ideas: Camping (Picture and Text)
*Key Ideas: Camping (Comprehension) – Use the picture and text to recall and describe key ideas.
*Identifying Reasons: Read a passage about caring for Earth and make a word web to identify the author’s reasons.
*Comparing Texts: George Washington: Read and compare two texts about George Washington.
Reading: Foundational Skills:
*Features of Print: Identify and count sentences
*Short and Long Vowel Sort
*Same Sounds: Identify the words that have the same beginning, middle, and ending sounds
*How Many Sounds?: Count the phonemes in a given word
*Digraphs: Choose the correct digraph to complete each word
*Match the Word (2): Read and identify one and two syllable words
*Vowel Teams: Choose the correct vowel team to complete each word
*Silent E Words: Spell silent e, long vowel words
*Syllables and Vowels: Identify the syllables in a given word, find the vowel(s) each syllable contains
*Reading Voice Sentence Strips: Students practice reading sentences with inflectional endings
*Sight Word Assessment: Assess and record students' sight word knowledge
*Sight Word Search
*Reading Level Report
*Sequencing: Read and sequence a short story
*Seasons Passage and Comprehension: Read a passage about the seasons and answer comprehension questions
*Community Helpers Passage: Practice reading fluency with a passage about community workers
*What's the Word: Use context to fill in missing words in a sentence
Opinion, Informative (including How-To), and Narrative writing are all addressed in a simple step-by-step approach that allows students to brainstorm, make outlines, and write pieces on a variety of topics. Students are also given opportunities to proofread and improve their pieces.
The following sheets are included for each writing piece:
*Blank “Time to Brainstorm/Research/Think” Sheets: Students are given time to think about their writing and get as much information down as possible. They may use drawings, labels, lists and/or diagrams to begin their piece.
*Outlines: The next step involves writing an outline. Two types of outlines are included (one that simply includes a topic sentence, three events/steps/facts/reasons, and a concluding sentence, and another that includes these, along with space for details about each event/step/fact/reason).
*Final Copy: The students then use their outline to write their piece.
*Proofreading Checklist: Students use the checklist to check and improve their writing.
For each type of writing, blank forms are included for topics of your choice. Two writing prompts (for each writing type) are also included:
Opinion Writing: Should Recess Be Longer?, Who is the Best Superhero?
Informative Writing: All About Bugs, All About Space
How-To Writing: How to Make a Taco, How to Ride a Bike
Narrative Writing: Our Field Trip, My Vacation
This packet also includes a sheet of ideas for digital writing as well as a How-To Writing collaborative project.
Two completed outlines are included to use as examples.
Speaking and Listening:
*Collaborative Conversations Checklist: Observe students during a class discussion and make a check mark each time a student is observed listening when others speak, participating in the discussion, responding to others’ comments, asking questions, or staying on topic.
*Classroom Discussion Rules: A poster of rules for students to follow during classroom discussions.
*The Best Pet to Get, Our Favorite Holidays, The Best Part of First Grade: Students engage in different discussions with their classmates, then record their classmates’ thoughts and their responses to these thoughts.
*My Questions: After a group discussion students record what they would like to know more about, anything they didn’t understand, and any questions they still have.
*Read Aloud Key Details (Fiction and Non-Fiction): After being read a story or non-fiction text students record main ideas and key details.
*Guest Speaker Follow Up: After a guest speaker, students record their favorite part, what they would like to know more about, and any questions they may have.
*People, Places, and Things (3): Students write descriptive sentences for different people, places, and things.
*My Best Day Ever, My Worst Day Ever, My Vacation: Students write descriptive sentences and include drawings and labels to describe certain events, as well as their thoughts and feelings about the events.
*Building Sentences: Students fill in the missing nouns and verbs to build silly sentences.
*Printing Letters: Practice printing upper and lower case letters.
*Sorting Nouns: Sort common, proper, and possessive nouns.
*Matching Nouns and Verbs: Choose the correct singular or plural noun or verb to complete each sentence.
*Pronouns: Circle the pronouns in each sentence.
*Pronouns 2: Replace the nouns in each sentence with pronouns.
*Past, Present, and Future: Write a sentence three ways.
*Adjectives: Replace the adjective with a new adjective.
*Conjunctions: Circle the conjunction in each sentence.
*Determiners: Choose the correct determiner to complete each sentence.
*Preposition: Choose the correct proposition to complete each sentence.
*Finish It (2): Complete each sentence, make it exciting!
*Sorting Sentences: Sort sentences by their type.
*Proofreading Practice: Circle the mistakes in a passage and rewrite it.
*Capitalization: Circle the words that should be capitalized, rewrite the sentence.
*Coloring Capitals: Color the words that should be capitalized.
*Punctuation and Capitalization: Correct the capitalization and punctuation in each sentence.
*Missing Commas: Add the missing commas to each sentence.
*Spelling (2): Spell the words phonetically.
*Spelling Sight Words: Practice spelling sight words.
*Word Sort: Sort words by how they are spelled.
*Word Meaning: Use clues from the sentence to draw a picture to match a given word.
*Affixes: Add affixes to root words to create new words.
*Root Words: Write a root word with three different inflections.
*Sort Words: Sort words by category.
*Which One Doesn’t Belong: Choose the word that does not belong in the category.
*Making Connections: Draw a picture to show how a word makes you feel.
*Act It Out: Act out given words.
*Draw It: Use drawings to show a word’s shades of meaning.
*Because: Connect two sentence parts with the word because.
*Quote Me: What do these Dr. Seuss quotes mean to you?
Included in the Math Packet:
Worksheets/Activities Included in this Packet:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking:
*Addition Word Problems
*Addition Word Problems (Unknown Addend)
*Subtraction Word Problems
*Subtraction Word Problems (Unknown Subtrahend)
*Addition Word Word Problems (3 Addends)
*Associative Property of Addition
*Commutative Property of Addition
*Relating Addition and Subtraction
*Use a Number Line to Add
*Use a Number Line to Subtract
*Addition Fast Facts
*Addition Strategy: Make Doubles
*Subtraction Strategy: Decomposing Numbers to 10
*Subtraction Fast Facts
*True or False?
*Find the Missing Number
Numbers and Operations in Base Ten:
*Count to 120 (Fill in the Blanks)
*Count to 120 (Blank Chart)
*How Many (Count using Base Ten Blocks)
*Adding Two-Digit and One-Digit Numbers
*Adding Two-Digit and One-Digit Number With Regrouping
*Adding Two-Digit Numbers (Multiples of 10)
*Adding With Base Ten Blocks (Cut and Paste to Add) (3)
*Ten More and Ten Less (Multiples of 10)
*Ten More and Ten Less
*Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers (Multiples of 10)
*Relating Addition and Subtraction
*Cut and Laminate Base Ten Blocks (3 Sets)
Measurement and Data:
*Order By Length
*Draw the Hands (Time)
*Match the Time
*Time to the Half Hour
*Time to the Hour
*Interpret the Data
*Make a Graph
*My Busy Day: A Book to Relate Time to Events
This is a book that can be used to help teach students how to relate time to events. For example, What do you usually do at 6:00pm?
On each page, the student must look at the analog clock and think of something they usually do at that time of day. There are a sun or stars on each page to help the student decipher between daytime and nighttime. The student must then write a sentence and draw a picture that tells about the event that occurs at that time. Pages are included for 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm. There is also a blank page with a blank clock where students can fill in any time they would like, including time to the half hour, etc.
*Defining Attributes - Students determine which attributes of a shape are defining attributes and which ones are not.
*Different Shapes - After understanding which attributes are defining, students use this knowledge to draw shapes that are different from the example.
*Shapes Different Ways - After understanding which attributes are defining, students use this knowledge to draw shapes that are the same shape, but different in some way, from the example.
*Combining 3d Shapes - Students determine the solid shapes that are used to make real life objects.
*Compose 2d Shapes (2 Activities) - Students use 2d shapes to compose different shapes.
*Compose 3d Shapes - Students determine the 3d shapes that were used to create other 3d shapes.
*Color the Fractions - Students shade the shapes to show halves and fourths.
*Fractions Different Ways - Students divide the shapes into fractions in different ways.
*Sort the Fractions - Students sort the shapes to tell if the fractions are showing halves or quarters.
Each worksheet contains the Common Core Standard it addresses clearly printed at the top of the page. I have found this incredibly useful in helping parents to understand the concepts being taught. Clear directions are printed at the bottom of each page.
I hope you enjoy this packet. Please message me if you have any questions.
Get the individual packets here:
Reading: Foundational Skills
Speaking and Listening
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Number and Operations in Base Ten
Measurement and Data
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