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Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 2

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
  • 1st Grade Language Arts Skill Builders
    A large number of activities for building language arts skills in grammar, phonics, and reading.
  • Alphabet Goop
    Sort the pictures from the alphabet goop according to the correct letters.
  • Catch The Spelling - First Grade
    Use your keyboard's arrow keys to catch the letter in the correct order to spell the word at the top of the screen. (First Grade Dolch Words)
  • Crossword Spelling
    This is a Houghton Mifflin site. The words correspond with the units, however, you wouldn't have to follow the Houghton Mifflin program exactly because it is simple enough for students to do. Teacher may want to read the clues.
  • Drag and Drop
    Student drags a picture to the correct matching word. Sight word recognition
  • Houghton Mifflin Spelling Match
    This site offers several choices in varying difficulty. Activites include matching beginning sound, missing letters, missing vowels, plurals, and blends.
  • Kelly's kindergarten Games
    This site has many games to make to teach and practice letter names, sounds, sight words, spelling rimes, and much more.
  • Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge
    This lesson from ReadWriteThink invites primary students to share their letter/sound knowledge in a small group and gives teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context. Working with name cards, students share observations about their names and the names of their classmates. Extensions are appropriate for a range of primary-aged students.
  • PBS Literacy Games
    A large variety of games can be accessed from this link that address foundational reading skills for kindergarten and 1st grade.
  • Phoneme Isolation: Building Phonemic Awareness
    In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students engage in games and chants to identify beginning and ending phonemes. Students will match objects with the same beginning or ending sound, identify whether a given sound occurs at the beginning or ending of a word, and connect phonemes with graphemes.
  • Picture Match
    Sort the pictures into the correct box.
  • Spelling Match
    Matching activities to reinforce understanding of phonemes.
  • Word Builder
    Student is given a sentence with a missing word and must choose the right letters to build that word. Everything is read to the student, including the instructions, so student can play this game by himself.
  • Word Wizard
    An interactive version of making words. Students use clues to build words.


UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Sara  Wiebke and see the Language Arts - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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