1st Grade Reading and Math



1st Grade Reading Goals

By the end of first grade, students will learn reading strategies with grade-level material. They will retell stories and poems to describe characters, settings, and important details. They will also identify important information in nonfiction texts and compare different texts. With help, first grade students will also write about their ideas clearly, using some detail.

1st Grade Reading Resources

Fun online games and activities for beginning readers

PBS Kids Reading Games
Light, fun online activities that help teach beginning reading skills

Online library of interactive books across a range of popular categories

Storyline Online
Award-winning children’s books read aloud by celebrated actors

International Children's Digital Library
Complete online library with books from around the world, available in English and other languages

Description: online access to the Library of Congress, including ebooks, articles, and great information for families



1st Grade Math Goals

By the end of first grade, students will be fluent in counting to 120 and beyond. They will also be able to count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. Students will learn to solve addition and subtraction problems using a variety of strategies. Students will use pictures, shapes, rules, numbers, and more to create simple patterns and identify the characteristics of basic shapes. First graders will also be able to tell time to the hour and half-hour and count money, identifying coin values and adding groups of coins to make a specific amount.

1st Grade Math Resources

Funbrain Math Zone
Fun, online games that help students practice math skills

Khan Academy Math by Grade
Video lessons and practice for core math concepts at each grade

Addition and Subtraction Fact Family Triangle Flashcards
Fact triangle flashcards group together a family of related arithmetic facts and can be used to practice fact fluency

Deck of Cards Math Games (K-2)
Fun math games to play with a deck of cards and 1-5 players

Fact fluency practice for addition and subtraction