Students in 1st grade needs to build strong foundations for reading, writing, and numbers. You can use these creative ideas to help them practice these essential skills and build a love of learning.
Students will learn to create illustrations that support and reflect their writing.
Students practice writing and illustrating as they create a page in your class's adaptation of their favorite pattern story.
In this lesson, students write a five senses poem to share information about a favorite place or topic they are exploring.
Students will write how-to stories about getting ready for school and publish them to use at home.
In this lesson, students think of books they have enjoyed and why they liked them. Then, they create a book review on a card or 3D cube to help others choose books they will enjoy.
Students create a video that names their favorite relative and supports their opinion with reasons and examples.
Students write a persuasive letter to convince their parents or teacher to get a new pet.
Students learn about 2-dimensional shapes and create a class book identifying these shapes around their school.
Students create and complete surveys, graph the data and share the results with an audience outside the classroom.
Students practice math skills, organization, and teamwork as they work as a class to plan and deliver a class party.
Students compose images from shapes, describe their composition, and create their own version of the book, The Shape of Things.
Students solve tangram puzzles and then create a new shape using the shapes in the Tangram square and tell its story.
Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly as they write and illustrate stories that show the stages of a butterfly’s metamorphosis.
In this lesson, students explore the plant and animal species where they live and design their own field guide to teach others about the species in this habitat.
In this lesson, students explore symbols in the world around them and create a flag that represents the characteristics and values of their family.
In this lesson, students tell the story of a US symbol from it’s perspective.
In this lesson, students apply their knowledge of locations and rules to create a tour of the classroom.
In this lesson, students create a poster promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.
Students build media literacy skills as they create a visual essay to share information about themselves.
Share your ideas, imagination, and understanding through writing, art, voice, and video.
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Write, record, and illustrate a sentence.
Interactive digital worksheets for grades K-8 to use in Brightspace or Canvas.