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Literacy For Grade 1 And Grade 2


Grade 1 And Grade 2.

Grades 1 and 2 literacy packs and worksheets  offer lots of variety.

  • All the stories focus on spelling patterns for the early grades.
  • Animals and pets feature in many stories.
  • What boys like is a feature of content in a number of items.
  • The texts use high frequency words.
  • Also, a chosen set of words with common spelling, such as ‘ai’ and ‘oa’.

My Dad Is A Mechanic is a short story retold by a child who helps his father in the workshop. That Bad Cat, Molly is about a naughty cat that has to go to live with grandma. Usually, the title reveals the content.



In some cases, literacy items are suitable for Prep (Reception). Reading and Writing, His Name is Nip and Reading and Writing, Truck and Van are both suitable for first year at school.


And there are many others.

How To Use My Learning Packs

My suggestions to parents are along these lines:

  • Read the text twice with your child. The first reading is for decoding. The second reading is for comprehension. A learner-reader cannot be expected to decode and comprehend well on one reading. If your child can do this then the text is not demanding enough.
  • On account of teaching methods in early primary schools that are common today, many children hurry through their reading. They make mistakes. They often guess. They skip words. And this is all due to the idea given to children that reading well means reading fast. Encourage your child to slow down. Even a ruler under the line helps to guide your child’s vision.
  • Each of my texts is followed by activities. Ask your child to read the instruction aloud so you know that he or she has understood what he has to do. Some children are inclined to rush into a task and begin to make mistakes. The tasks here usually increase in difficulty. Many children will not finish in one sitting.
  • So follow up with another reading of the text a few days later and then return to the tasks. Some children think that reading and completing activities is a memory task and your child can be reassured it is not. By saying, “Let’s check the text and see what it says,” helps a child to realize that the answer or the word is in the story.

Alphabet Pictures and Early Primary School Word Wall are free to download. The Word Wall is a list of graded sight words that can be pasted on a wall. The Alphabet Pictures is an A to Z list of sentences for beginner readers learning their alphabet.