First Grade Reading Worksheets

(with practice in spelling and writing, too!)

It's nice to get the maximum benefit from all of your first grade reading worksheets, right? That's why I think you'll like the page I've created here.  Your first grader will want to read his very own story again and again!

You'll need to explain the directions the first time students complete the page.

Printable worksheet

first grade reading worksheets - My New Job story

first grade reading worksheets - boy jousting with foil sword1. Give the student the word list on the top half of the worksheet. Ask him to spell any word that fits the category.

2. Give the student the bottom half, or the story. Ask him to copy each word from his word list into the matching blank in the story.

3. Then ask the student to read his story to himself.

4. FInally, ask the student to read his story to you! If you're working with a large group of students, you may have to spread out the sharing time over the course of the day or week.

Additional activities
  • For extra writing practice, you may also want to ask the student to copy the entire story in his own handwriting.
  • Ask the student to add illustrations.
  • Now that the student has heard the story, give him a fresh page of the story and ask him to fill in the blanks with new, even funnier words!

 You can find another simple story using the same format
on this first grade reading worksheet.

Here are some more fun, free, educational worksheets for your early learners:

Word family 1st grade worksheets - Worksheet and booklet templates so your 1st graders can practice any word family anytime!

First grade phonics worksheets - 5 free printables provide practice with simple short vowel words.

A Fun Day: 1st grade reading and spelling worksheet - Give your students reading, writing and spelling practice with this individualized story 

Start the Picture and Winter Fun - 2 worksheets for first grade practice with beginning consonants and consonant blends

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