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Resources for Grades 1 – 2

First and second grade mean full days with lots of reading and writing! The materials here can help you make the most of the time outside of school.

Activities & Projects  

Blast Off to Learn New Words

Blast Off to Learn New Words

Boost vocabulary by taking an imaginary trip into space. After a lunar “landing,” children return to Earth with a galaxy of new words.

 

Batter Up! Telling Sports Stories With Trading Cards

Batter Up! Telling Sports Stories With Trading Cards

Summer is the time for baseball! Through the retelling of the 1941 baseball season, children will see two legendary players as characters and can create trading cards that highlight these players.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Crossword Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles

The Crossword Puzzles tool lets children and teens choose from a selection of puzzles and solve them online. They can also create their own puzzles to solve online or print off.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help children pick books that spark their interest, leave them feeling accomplished, and ready to hunt for their next book!

 

 

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Printouts  

My Amazing ABC Book

My Amazing ABC Book

Children who are learning to read and write letters and words will love making their very own ABC book.

 

 

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Podcasts  

A Kathryn Lasky Feature Episode

A Kathryn Lasky Feature Episode

Discover several works of Kathryn Lasky, author of the popular Guardians of Ga'Hoole and the new Wolves of the Beyond series.

 

 

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