As a follow up to my Fall Math Activities (1st Grade) post, I wanted to highlight this collection of Fall Literacy Activities for 1st grade students. There are a wide variety of literacy worksheets included that address outcomes such as the alphabet and ABC order, phonics skills, sight words and grammar. All of these are Fall themed printables that require no prep and will help you teach essential 1st grade outcomes while your children have fun!
Activities included in the Fall Literacy Activities (1st Grade) packet.
The following activities are included in the Fall Literacy Activities (1st Grade) packet:
• Alphabet Maze lowercase letters
• Alphabet Maze uppercase letters
• Fall ABC Order
• Syllables in the Fall
• I Know My Short Vowels
• Read and Match CCVC Words
• Sound it Out and Write it CVCE (Long a)
• Sound it Out and Write it CVCE (Long i)
• Sound it Out and Write it CVCE (Long o)
• Sound it Out and Write it CVCE (Long u)
• Long and Short A Vowels Word Sort
• Long and Short I Vowels Word Sort
• Long and Short O Vowels Word Sort
• Long and Short U Vowels Word Sort
• Rhyming Words
• I Spy Words with L Blends
• I Spy Words with R Blends
• I Spy Word with S Blends
• Ch Digraph Crossword
• Sh Digraph Crossword
• Th Digraph Crossword
• Nouns in the Fall
• Verbs Read and Write
• Match the Adjective
• Adjectives Read and Write
• Noun or Verb Sort
• Capitalisation in the Fall
• Make it Plural
• Synonym or Antonym Sort
• Fall Punctuation
• Fall Contractions
• Label the Scarecrow
• I Spy Sight Words Set 1
• I Spy Sight Words Set 2
• I Spy Sight Words Set 3
Let’s have a look at a sample of these Fall Literacy activities in action.
Your students will love the apple themed Alphabet Maze. To find their way through the maze, students need to trace the letters of the alphabet in ABC order. To help them, the alphabet sequence is printed above the maze. Both uppercase and lowercase alphabet maze worksheets are included in the Fall Literacy Activities (1st Grade) packet.
There are a variety of fun and engaging phonic activities included in the Fall Literacy Activities (1st Grade) packet. The printables begin with a review of syllables, CCVC words, and long vowels.
Students practice reading CCVC words with the Read and Match CCVC words printable. In this activity, children read the CCVC word, write it in the letter boxes, and color the picture matching the word. This quick activity is ideal for morning work and homework.
CVCe words are reviewed with a collection of Sound it Out printables. There is a sound it out worksheet for all the CVCe long vowels. In this activity students look at the picture and say the word. As they sound out the word, they color the matching letters to spell the word. Finally, students write the word in the letter boxes. This activity is great for blending words and reviewing how to read magic e words.
To further reinforce the difference between CVC and CVCe words, several cut and paste worksheets are included in the packet which have students sort short and long vowel words.
Children love I Spy activities! To help them practice identifying and sorting words with blends, I have included a collection of I Spy worksheets which focus on each individual blend family. For example, the I Spy Words with R Blends activity focuses on the following r blends: br, dr, gr and tr. Children find the various blend words in the Fall themed picture, highlight or circle the words, and write them in the matching column. This activity is great for identifying the beginning blend sounds and comparing the sounds within each blend family.
Young children feel a real sense of accomplishment when they realise that they can complete a crossword. The Fall Literacy Activities (1st Grade) packet contains a collection of digraph crosswords that students love completing. Each digraph word is represented by a picture and a word bank is provided to help children spell the digraph words. There is a digraph crossword for digraphs ch, sh, and th.
Lots of new grammar concepts are introduced for the very first time in Grade 1. The Fall Literacy (1st Grade) packet contains numerous grammar activities that will provide your students with a fun and engaging way to review these concepts. Included are worksheets that cover nouns, verbs, adjectives, capitalisation, synonyms and antonyms, and contractions.
Nouns in the Fall is a hands-on activity for reviewing the types of nouns. Students spin a type of noun and color the leaves using the coloring code.
The Verbs printable gives students the opportunity to identify verbs by coloring apples. Cute and simple, this activity is ideal for morning work, a follow up activity to a lesson, or as homework.
Similarly, in the Adjectives worksheet students color the pumpkins that contain an adjective. Like the Verbs activity, this is a great printable to use as a follow up to a grammar lesson, for morning work or as homework.
In the Noun or Verb worksheet, students cut and paste words by their type. This sorting worksheet is a great way to have students compare words and identify what part of speech the word belongs to.
Antonyms and synonyms are also covered by a sorting cut and paste worksheet. In this activity, students cut and paste the pair of words on each apple based on whether the pair of words is an antonym or synonym. The words used for this activity have been chosen with 1st grade readers in mind.
As 1st grade students develop their reading skills, they will be exposed to contractions. In the Fall Contractions activity, students cut and paste the contraction to the matching pair of words. This no prep printable is great for using as a follow up to a lesson on contractions, for small group work or in literacy centers.
Young students need lots of practice learning about the different types of sentences and their ending punctuation marks. In the Fall Punctuation activity, students cut and paste the ending punctuation marks to the matching sentence. This activity is a great way to review the purpose of each sentence in a small group setting. The sentences are Fall themed and having matching pictures to support students in their reading of the sentences.
In 1st grade students are still developing their reading fluency and recognition of sight words. Lots of repetition is needed for students to be able to automatically read sight words. These I Spy Sight Words printables are a fun way for students to practice reading and writing common 1st grade sight words.
Students highlight or circle the sight words they find in the Fall themed picture. As they find each sight word, they trace the matching sight word in the column below. Three sets of sight words are included in the Fall Literacy Activities (1st Grade) packet.
Lots more activities are included in the Fall Literacy Activities (1st Grade) packet! Click on the link below to purchase the packet.
Don’t forget to check out the FREE My Book of Fall Words printable.