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Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

  • 1st Grade Language Arts Skill Builders
    A large number of activities for building language arts skills in grammar, phonics, and reading.
  • 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.
  • PBS Literacy Games
    A large variety of games can be accessed from this link that address foundational reading skills for kindergarten and 1st grade.
  • 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 - 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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