First grade language arts skills 188 skills 22 games IXL has more than 100 first grade language arts skills to learn and review! As you work through a skill, questions will adapt to match your level. Keep answering questions to reach mastery! Reading foundations Foundations Reading strategies Reading Vocabulary Vocab Grammar and mechanics Grammar Reading foundations A. Consonants and vowels 1 Sort consonants and vowels 2 Find the vowels in a word B. Syllables 1 How many syllables does the word have? 2 Sort by the number of syllables C. Rhyming 1 Choose the picture that rhymes with the word 2 Which word does not rhyme? 3 Complete the rhyme 4 Complete the poem with a word that rhymes D. Blending and segmenting 1 Blend each sound in a word together 2 Identify each sound in a word 3 Put the sounds in order E. Consonant sounds and letters 1 Which two words start with the same sound? 2 Which two words end with the same sound? 3 Which letter does the word start with? 4 Which letter does the word end with? F. Consonant blends and digraphs 1 Complete the word with the right initial consonant blend 2 Does the word start with a consonant blend? 3 Complete the word with the right final consonant blend 4 Does the word end with a consonant blend? 5 Fill in the missing consonant blend 6 Complete the word to match the picture: -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, -ck 7 Choose the correct digraph 8 Complete the word with the right digraph 9 Spell the digraph word 10 Sort by initial consonant blend or digraph G. Short a 1 Choose the short a word that matches the picture 2 Complete the short a word 3 Choose the short a sentence that matches the picture H. Short e 1 Choose the picture that matches the short e word 2 Complete the short e word 3 Choose the short e sentence that matches the picture I. Short i 1 Choose the short i word that matches the picture 2 Complete the short i words 3 Choose the short i sentence that matches the picture J. Short o 1 Choose the short o word that matches the picture 2 Complete the short o word 3 Choose the short o sentence that matches the picture K. Short u 1 Choose the picture that matches the short u word 2 Complete the short u word 3 Choose the short u sentence that matches the picture L. Short vowels 1 Identify the short vowel sound in a word 2 Complete the word with the right short vowel 3 Spell the short vowel word 4 Complete the sentence with the correct short vowel word M. Short and long vowels 1 Find the word with the same vowel sound 2 Which two words have the same vowel sound? 3 Sort short and long vowel words 4 Match the short a and long a words to pictures 5 Match the short e and long e words to pictures 6 Choose the short i or long i word that matches the picture 7 Choose the short o or long o word that matches the picture 8 Choose the short u or long u word that matches the picture 9 Use spelling patterns to sort long and short vowel words N. Silent e 1 Choose the silent e word that matches the picture 2 Complete the silent e words 3 Spell the silent e word 4 Choose the silent e sentence that matches the picture O. Vowel teams 1 Choose the picture that matches the vowel team word 2 Complete the vowel team words 3 Complete the word with the right vowel team 4 Choose the vowel team sentence that matches the picture P. R-controlled vowels 1 Choose the r-control word that matches the picture 2 Complete the word with the right r-controlled vowel: ar, er, ir, or, ur Q. Diphthongs: oi, oy, ou, ow 1 Choose the diphthong word that matches the picture 2 Complete the word with the right diphthong: oi, oy, ou, ow R. Two-syllable words 1 Put two syllables together to create a word: easier 2 Put two syllables together to create a word: harder 3 Complete the two-syllable words 4 Complete the sentence with a two-syllable word S. Sight words 1 Read sight words set 1: again, each, from, may, stop, than, when 2 Read sight words set 2: after, best, gave, has, once, them, were 3 Read sight words set 3: as, by, four, her, more, some, think, way 4 Read sight words: review sets 1, 2, 3 5 Read sight words set 4: every, could, how, over, put, there, who 6 Read sight words set 5: ask, five, just, long, read, then, want 7 Read sight words set 6: any, give, his, new, open, sleep, wish 8 Read sight words set 7: also, fly, know, live, old, soon, why 9 Read sight words: review sets 4, 5, 6, 7 10 Read sight words: review sets 1–7 11 Complete the sentence with the correct sight word: sets 1, 2, 3 12 Complete the sentence with the correct sight word: sets 4, 5, 6, 7 13 Complete the sentence with the correct sight word: review sets 1–7 14 Spell the sight word Reading strategies T. Reality vs. fiction 1 Which could happen in real life? U. Main idea 1 What is the picture about? V. Sequence 1 Order images in a story W. Point of view 1 Who is the narrator? X. Inference and analysis 1 Which feeling matches the picture? 2 What will happen next? 3 What am I? 4 Use actions and dialogue to understand characters Y. Setting and character 1 Choose the picture that matches the setting or character Z. Text features 1 Use text features AA. Read-along literary texts 1 Read along with fantasy 2 Read along with realistic fiction BB. Read-alone literary texts 1 Read animal fantasy 2 Read realistic fiction 3 Read myths, legends, and fables CC. Read-along informational texts 1 Read along about science and nature 2 Read along about famous people 3 Read along about food DD. Read-alone informational texts 1 Read about animals 2 Read about sports and hobbies 3 Read about famous places Vocabulary EE. Nouns and adjectives 1 Complete the sentence with a noun to match the picture 2 Compare pictures using adjectives 3 Use number words FF. Categories 1 Sort words into categories 2 Which word is not like the others? GG. Synonyms and antonyms 1 Choose the synonyms 2 Choose the antonyms HH. Multiple-meaning words 1 Multiple-meaning words with pictures II. Shades of meaning 1 Find the words with related meanings 2 Describe the difference between related words 3 Order related words based on meaning JJ. Prefixes and suffixes 1 Use words with prefixes and suffixes 2 Understand words with prefixes and suffixes KK. Context clues 1 Use context to identify the meaning of a word LL. Reference skills 1 Put the letters in ABC order 2 Put the words in ABC order Grammar and mechanics MM. Sentences 1 Identify statements 2 Identify questions 3 Identify exclamations 4 Identify commands 5 Choose the right end mark 6 Statement, question, command, or exclamation? 7 Who, what, when, where, or why? 8 Is it the naming or action part of the sentence? 9 Find the complete sentences 10 Complete the sentence 11 Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence NN. Nouns 1 Is the noun a person, animal, place, or thing? 2 Select the nouns 3 Identify nouns in a sentence 4 Sort common and proper nouns 5 Identify proper nouns 6 Regular plurals: select the word that matches the picture 7 Form regular plurals with -s and -es 8 Use singular and plural nouns 9 Irregular plurals: select the word that matches the picture 10 Select the possessive noun that matches the picture 11 Form the singular possessive OO. Pronouns 1 Choose between subject and object personal pronouns 2 Choose the correct personal pronoun 3 Complete the sentence with the correct personal pronoun 4 Choose the correct possessive pronoun 5 Use the correct possessive pronoun PP. Verbs 1 Complete the sentence with an action verb to match the picture 2 Identify action verbs 3 Use action verbs QQ. Subject-verb agreement 1 One or more than one? 2 Complete the sentence with the best verb 3 Complete the sentence with the best subject 4 Pronoun-verb agreement: Complete the sentence with the best verb 5 Pronoun-verb agreement: Complete the sentence with the best subject RR. Verb tense 1 Select the sentence that tells about the present 2 Select the sentence that tells about the past 3 Select the sentence that tells about the future 4 Place sentences on a timeline 5 Form and use the regular past tense 6 Identify the irregular past tense 7 Place sentences with irregular verbs on a timeline 8 Complete the verb with the ending that you hear 9 Match the -ed and -ing sentences to the pictures 10 To be: use the correct present tense form 11 To be: use the correct past tense form 12 To be: use the correct form 13 To have: use the correct form SS. Articles 1 Use the correct article: a or an 2 Identify articles TT. Adjectives 1 Use sense words 2 Does the adjective tell you what kind or how many? 3 Identify adjectives 4 Compare pictures using comparative and superlative adjectives 5 Identify comparative and superlative adjectives 6 Does the adjective compare two or more than two? UU. Prepositions 1 Select the best preposition to match the picture 2 Select the best preposition to complete the sentence VV. Linking words 1 Use conjunctions 2 Identify time-order words 3 Put the sentences in order WW. Contractions 1 Match the contractions 2 Form pronoun-verb contractions 3 Form contractions with "not" 4 Complete the sentence with the correct contraction XX. Capitalization 1 Capitalize the names of people and pets 2 Capitalize days and months 3 Capitalize sentences and the pronoun "I"