1st Grade - First Grade Spelling

 
     
 
     
 
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1st
Writing
First grade spelling
Listens attentively.
The student will be able to listen to a speaker and comprehend what they are saying.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Draw a circle, rectangle, and triangle on your paper.

(2)

Color the circle purple.

(3)

Color the rectangle red.

(4)

Color the triangle green.

(5)

Draw a star inside the middle of each shape on your paper.

Learning Tips

(1)

Simon Says: The game “Simon Says” is a wonderful way to check and reinforce the skill of listening attentively. You will need multiple people to play this game, so grab your family members and let’s have some fun. One person will go to the front of the group and be “Simon.” Each time the person “Simon” says to do something, such as put your hands on your knees, the other players must follow Simon’s directions. However, if “Simon” gives a direction without stating “Simon says” before the direction (ex: put your arms in the air) then anyone who completes that action would be “out.” The last person standing wins and will get to be “Simon” for the next round.

(2)

Repeat Please: For this activity, you and your child will take turns with sentences and actions. For example, you may start this game by saying to your child, “Turn around two times and then touch your toes.” Your child will need to carefully listen to your directions, repeat them back to you, and then finally complete the directions given. Alternate back and forth between giving and receiving directions. To add a challenge to this game, “forget” one your child’s directions or miss a step they ask you to complete. Adding this component will make sure they are actively listening and paying attention when they are both giving and receiving instructions.

(3)

Story Sessions: For this activity you will tell you child a story. It can be self generated, about anything you would like. Tell your child to listen very closely to the story. When you have finished ask them to either verbally answer or draw pictures to answer questions about the story. The questions should include large ideas in the story, but also small details. For example, when you are telling the story share a detail about what color coat your main character is wearing. When asking your child questions about the story, include one on the small details, such as the color of the coat. This type of questioning with check to see how closely they were listening to the story.

(4)

Describing Discrimination: For this activity your child will carefully listen to you describe a scenario, place, person, activity, or event. After the have listened to your description, you will say three sentences. Two sentences will be from your original description, and one will not belong. Your child will need to discriminate which sentence was not from your original description. They can identify if the sentence had nothing to do with the description provided or if there is a small portion of the sentence that is incorrect. If only a small portion of the sentence is incorrect, ask your child to identify what would need to change to make the sentence be a correct part of the description they listened to.

(5)

Telephone: Another fun activity to practice this skill would be to play the game “Telephone.” For this game you will need more than 2 people. Actually the more people that play, the more closely each person needs to listen to the sentence. Everyone will need to get in a line. The person at the end of the line thinks of a silly sentence like “Big bears wear fuzzy slippers in the winter.” The person at the end of the line would whisper this sentence to the next person in line. That person would need to listen carefully (no repeats) and then repeat the sentence they heard to the next person down the line. This will continue until the sentence reaches the first person in line and the first person says the sentence they heard out loud. This often tends to be different than the original sentence, which will stress the importance of careful listening.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Listen to the following sentence. (The blue bird flew in the clouds.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(2)

Listen to the following sentence. (The red fire truck in next to the green tree.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(3)

Listen to the following sentence. (The big purple fish and the little orange fish swam in the water.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(4)

Listen to the following sentence. (The yellow car drove down the street.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(5)

Listen to the following sentence. (The weather is cloudy and rainy today.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(6)

Listen to the story “Rainbow Fish.” Answer the following questions about the story. Who is the main character in the story? (Rainbow Fish)

(7)

Listen to the story “Rainbow Fish.” Answer the following questions about the story. What does Rainbow Fish have that the other fish want? (shiny scales)

(8)

Listen to the story “Rainbow Fish.” Answer the following questions about the story. (What happens when Rainbow Fish refuses to share his scales? (none of the other fish will play with him)

(9)

Listen to the story “Rainbow Fish.” Answer the following questions about the story. Who does Rainbow Fish go to for advice? (the octopus)

(10)

Listen to the story “Rainbow Fish.” Answer the following questions about the story. What happens at the end of the story?

(Rainbow fish shares his scales and makes friends with all of the other fish)

(11)

Listen to the following sentence. (The girl is sad. She is crying.) Draw a picture to match the sentences.

(12)

Listen to the following sentence. (The little boy is playing with the red ball.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(13)

Listen to the following sentence. (The kids are playing at the park. The girl is on the yellow slide.) Draw a picture to match the sentences.

(14)

Listen to the following sentence. (The boy is happy. He is smiling.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(15)

Listen to the following sentence. (The boy is swinging on the swing.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(16)

Listen to the story “The Three Bears.” Answer the following questions about the story. Name all of the characters in the story. (Goldilocks, Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear)

(17)

Listen to the story “The Three Bears.” Answer the following questions about the story. Why were Mama, Papa, and Baby Bear going out for a walk? (Their porridge was too hot. They were letting it cool off. )

(18)

Listen to the story “The Three Bears.” Answer the following questions about the story. Who came into the Bear’s house while they were out for a walk? (Goldilocks)

(19)

Listen to the story “The Three Bears.” Answer the following questions about the story. What was the first thing Goldilocks did when she went inside the kitchen? (She tried all of the bears’ porridge.)

(20)

Listen to the story “The Three Bears.” Answer the following questions about the story. Where did the bears end up finding Goldilocks? (She was sleeping in Baby Bear’s bed.)

(21)

Listen to the following sentence. (The girl is wearing a yellow and blue striped hat.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(22)

Listen to the following sentence. (The black dog is sitting on the fence.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(23)

Listen to the following sentence. (The white cat is sleeping on the bed.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(24)

Listen to the following sentence. Draw a picture to match the sentence. (The girl wore a birthday hat.)

(25)

Listen to the following sentence. (The orange, red, yellow, and brown leaves fell off the tree.) Draw a picture to match the sentence.

 

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