First Grade Reading List

The internal struggle between what our kids CAN do and what they WANT to do follows them throughout their school career. How we address it early has a profound impact on how they address it themselves down the road. Your first-grader CAN read, but do they WANT to read? Do they read slowly? Are they intimidated by “big” books?Sometimes something as simple as the right choices can instill a life-long love of reading. This list focuses on books using context clues, illustrations, phonics, and common sight words to challenge, strengthen, and encourage first-grade readers.