Mrs. Wordsmith 1st Grade English Gargantuan Workbook
This workbook includes fun exercises with amusing illustrations to reinforce important skills on every page! Although most of the book is devoted to language exercises with letters and sounds, phonics, vocabulary, and high-frequency words, a smaller section at the back of the book touches on math concepts as well as listening, speaking, and creating skills. An answer key is also found at the back of the book. Workbook exercises begin by introducing digraphs such as “ai”, “ee”, and “oo”, each on a 2-page spread with a QR code to hear the sound. Several words containing the digraph are used in a sentence alongside a funny picture illustrating it. Students do tracing, writing and matching, and other decoding exercises to reinforce concepts. Basic phonics rules are taught to help students with reading and spelling such as “Adding e at the end of a word can turn a short vowel into a long vowel”, etc. Covers a broad range of language skills, including parts of speech, sentence types, synonyms/antonyms, etc., to strengthen a first-grader’s overall understanding of the English language. Scan the QR code on the cover to receive 3 months free access to Mrs. Wordsmith’s app with games to boost reading skills even more! 189 pgs. pb. ~Nancie
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These materials cover both writing and grammar, but they are more supplemental in scope.