Early Reading Skills

General Readiness

Skill Interactive Practice  Worksheet
Identifying word boundaries

Recognizing position words

Comparing word length (written) Snap It How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Learning (-ee-,-ea-,-ay-,-ai,-y-,-igh-,-oa-,-oo-)
Drag 'n' Spell Drag a vowel sound into the slot to spell the word correctly. Use the slow/fast slider to increase the challenge. Learning (-ee-,-ea-,-ay-,-ai,-y-,-igh-,-oa-,-oo-)
Star Words to read on sight high frequency words. 

Completing sequences Connect the Dots practice numbers and letters
ABC Order from Learning Planet
Matching numbers and objects The Literacy Center Numbers   From Kidzone: Dec 30
Differentiating letters Between the Lions Look out Below 
Between the Lions A.B.Cow 
ABCs
from Candlelight Stories 

Differentiating word pairs

Differentiating words from letters

Differentiating shapes The Literacy Center Shapes  
Kinderweb Shape Game 
Which Shape is Different Dec 30
Enchanted Learning Shape Books Jan 2

Graphophonemic Knowledge

Recognizing alphabetic sequence Between the Lions A.B.Cow 
Paw Park, Alphabet Bears 
LittleFingers Alphabet Garden 

Matching upper and lower case letters Paw Park, Kangaroo Confusion from GameGoo 
The Literacy Center Upper Case/Lower Case Letters  

Alphabet Zoo Click on partner letters to place baby animals into their proper homes in the zoo.
The Magic Key match lower case letters with the right upper case letter.

Naming letters Between the Lions A.B.Cow 
ABCs
from Candlelight Stories 
Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster become familiar with not only the shape of letters but the connection between letters and the sounds they make.
The Literacy Center Letters  
Using alphabetical order Between the Lions A.B.Cow 
Paw Park, Alphabet Bears 
The Literacy Center Letters  
Missing Alphabet  

Recognizing letter sounds Between the Lions Fuzzy Lion Ears 
Alien Scavenger Hunt Letter Bugs 
Alien Scavenger Hunt Space Trash 
Clifford the Big Red Dog Sound Match  

Phonemic Awareness

Skill Interactive Practice  Worksheet
Identifying missing sounds Between the Lions Fuzzy Lion Ears
Snap It How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Learning (-ee-,-ea-,-ay-,-ai,-y-,-igh-,-oa-,-oo-)

Identifying rhyming words Whirlyword Machine phonic and spelling investigations and practice; exploring and playing with rhyming patterns; generating rhyming strings, e.g. fat, hat, pat; blending phonemes to read CVC words in rhyming and non-rhyming sets; representing in writing the three phonemes in CVC words. 
Reggie the Rhyming Rhino  
Discriminating beginning and ending sounds Between the Lions Ponce 
Between the Lions Fuzzy Lion Ears 
Paw Park, Sassy Seals 
Little Fingers Beginning Sounds 

Comparing word length (oral)

Blending word parts Between the Lions Gawain's Word 
Blending phonemes Between the Lions Gawain's Word
Whirlyword Machine phonic and spelling investigations and practice; exploring and playing with rhyming patterns; generating rhyming strings, e.g. fat, hat, pat; blending phonemes to read CVC words in rhyming and non-rhyming sets; representing in writing the three phonemes in CVC words. 

Phonics

Skill Interactive Practice  Worksheet
Matching and recognizing long vowel sounds Crankophone The game is an exercise in auditory discrimination of medial vowels to discriminate and segment all three phonemes in CVC words and to represent in writing the three phonemes in CVC words.
Snap It How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Learning (-ee-,-ea-,-ay-,-ai,-y-,-igh-,-oa-,-oo-)
Drag 'n' Spell Drag a vowel sound into the slot to spell the word correctly. Use the slow/fast slider to increase the challenge. Learning (-ee-,-ea-,-ay-,-ai,-y-,-igh-,-oa-,-oo-)
See 'N Spell at Primary Games  

Long Vowels Show what you know about the different long vowel sounds.

Long Vowels Sounds a, i, o Identify the long vowel sounds in each word. 

Long Vowels Sounds e, u Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.

Long Vowel Words Find the short and long vowel words that match the pictures.

Short or Long Vowel Words Find the words that match the pictures.

Matching and recognizing short vowels sounds Crankophone The game is an exercise in auditory discrimination of medial vowels to discriminate and segment all three phonemes in CVC words and to represent in writing the three phonemes in CVC words.
Here Clifford short vowels.
Emily Elizabeth Goes to School long vowels.
See 'N Spell at Primary Games  

Short Vowel Words Find the short vowel words that match the pictures.
Short or Long Vowel Words Find the words that match the pictures.

Matching sounds within word families

Identifying beginning consonant sounds Between the Lions Fuzzy Lion Ears 
Where is Emily? from Clifford the Big Red Dog 
Identifying ending consonant sounds Between the Lions Fuzzy Lion Ears 
r-controlled Words 1
Find the r-controlled words that match the pictures. 

r-controlled Words 2 Find the r-controlled words that match the pictures. 

Identifying medial short vowels Between the Lions Chicken Stacker 
Write a Postcard This is an exercise in identifying, reading and spelling the nine vowel phonemes. Single and multisyllabic words are included.
Sandcastle Quiz Choose a phoneme. A word containing a gap will appear in the sand. Listen to Colin the Clam say the complete word then click on the sandpie with the right spelling for the missing phoneme.
See 'N Spell at Primary Games  
Identifying medial long vowels Write a Postcard This is an exercise in identifying, reading and spelling the nine vowel phonemes. Single and multisyllabic words are included.
Sandcastle Quiz Choose a phoneme. A word containing a gap will appear in the sand. Listen to Colin the Clam say the complete word then click on the sandpie with the right spelling for the missing phoneme.
Snap It How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Learning (-ee-,-ea-,-ay-,-ai,-y-,-igh-,-oa-,-oo-)
Drag 'n' Spell Drag a vowel sound into the slot to spell the word correctly. Use the slow/fast slider to increase the challenge. Learning (-ee-,-ea-,-ay-,-ai,-y-,-igh-,-oa-,-oo-)
See 'N Spell at Primary Games  

Vowel Digraphs Identify the vowel digraph in each word.

Diphthongs ou and ow Find the ou and ow words that match the pictures.

Diphthongs oi and oy Find the oi and oy words that match the pictures.

Digraphs oo 1 Complete the sentences with words containing the oo digraph.

Digraphs oo 2

Complete the sentences with words containing the oo digraph.

Ski Lodge Vacation Take a ski trip by finding matching vowel sounds.

Circus Builder Gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds.

Identifying consonant blends Wordblender to investigate, read and spell words ending in ff, ll, ss, ck, ng; to discriminate, read and spell words with initial and final consonant clusters, e.g. bl, cr, tr, str.
See 'N Spell at Primary Games  

Consonant Blends Identify the consonant blend that begins each word.

Identifying consonant diagraphs See 'N Spell at Primary Games  

Beginning Consonant Digraphs Identify the digraph that begins each word. 

Final Consonant Digraphs Identify the digraph that ends each word.

Substituting consonant sounds Wordblender to investigate, read and spell words ending in ff, ll, ss, ck, ng; to discriminate, read and spell words with initial and final consonant clusters, e.g. bl, cr, tr, str.
Replacing vowels

Replacing beginning and ending consonants Wordblender to investigate, read and spell words ending in ff, ll, ss, ck, ng; to discriminate, read and spell words with initial and final consonant clusters, e.g. bl, cr, tr, str.

Comprehension

Skill Interactive Practice  Worksheet
Reading and understanding words Between the Lions Flood  

Fly-by Contractions Click on contractions as the fly past the screen in an air show. 

Reading and completing sentences Monkey Business 
Word Games from Candlelight Stories

Word Drop 1 (Grade K) Complete the sentences with words that you use every day. 

Word Drop 2(Grade 1) Complete the sentences with words that you use every day. 

High Frequency Words Complete the sentences with common words.

Environmental Rescue Turn a polluted pond into a paradise by building complete sentences. 

Reading and understanding paragraphs Binky's Story Scramble help put the mixed up pieces of the story straight. 

Structural Analysis

Skill Interactive Practice  Worksheet
Finding words Between the Lions Look out Below 
Building words Between the Lions Alphabet Soup unscramble the word to fill in the blank.
Between the Lions Chicken Stacker 
Whirlyword Machine phonic and spelling investigations and practice; exploring and playing with rhyming patterns; generating rhyming strings, e.g. fat, hat, pat; blending phonemes to read CVC words in rhyming and non-rhyming sets; representing in writing the three phonemes in CVC words. 
Wordblender to investigate, read and spell words ending in ff, ll, ss, ck, ng; to discriminate, read and spell words with initial and final consonant clusters, e.g. bl, cr, tr, str.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Making Words  

Suffixes Use your knowledge of suffixes to match words to definitions.

Flamingo Form a flock of flamingos with suffixes -y and -ly

Crystal Castle Prefixes hold the key to building the castle and making it light up. 

WordMaker from ReadWriteThink work on your word families by choosing and ending and then adding beginning letters or blends to make the word in the word family. The words are then stored in a word bank that can be printed.

Identifying compound words

Vocabulary

Skill Interactive Practice  Worksheet
Matching words and pictures Between the Lions, Word Play 
Stellar Speller 1st grade spelling words.
Word Games from Candlelight Stories
Recognizing synonyms Squanky the Tooth Taker Tooth Tally  

Rocket to the Moon Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.

Recognizing homonyms

Homonyms Here's a memory card game with a twist - match pairs of homonyms.

Recognizing antonyms Squanky the Tooth Taker Quiet Quest for Opposites  

Rocket to the Moon Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.