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Grade 1: Opposites Reading

A collection of grade 1 reading worksheets focusing on opposites. 8 worksheets in total, with simple passages that will help build fluency in their reading and understanding of when to use opposites.

It is recommended students to have the ability to read words with digraphs. The majority of the passages uses a few digraphs to help them build up their pronunciation skills. To find phonics worksheets on digraphs, you can visit the link here.

Reading Tips

Encourage all students to try their best when reading. Reading takes time to master, especially when it comes to new materials. Analysis the current capabilities of the student and evaluate what action to take. For example, if the student is new to the concept of reading, read along with them or simply read the story to them. For a more intermediate student, allow them to read independently, encouraging them to use their phonics knowledge to blend new words together.

  • Scan the materials with the student. Allow them to make references to the picture to enhance their comprehension levels.
  • Allow them to predict. Engage their imagination by allowing them to predict what happens next. Encourage them to practice this skill to enhance their creative thinking.
  • Summarise and evaluate. Ensure that they understood the text and were able to retell the story without any assistance.
  • Discussing the topic can further develop their critical and creative thinking. Discussion allows the teacher to engage more with their students.
  • Encouragement and remaining positive is key. Young learners thrive off self-confidence. Build it up.

Importance of Grammar

Each sentence is more than a pile of words that is jumbled up! The most important element of English language studies is grammar.

Grammar is the key to speaking English fluently and confidently when spoken correctly. Knowing the grammar concepts will help speakers avoid errors that can make their English sound strange to native speakers. Grammar shows diligence and an eye for detail.

Well spoken grammar doesn’t come naturally for second language speakers. For native speakers like myself, we have the benefits of learning the structures from a young age from listening. Learning grammar takes time and requires the student to practice it proactively to use it effectively. For young learners who are new to English, it is important that the teacher does the following;

  • Be patient with the student. It won’t come naturally
  • Explain the concept clearly and remind the student of how to use it effectively
  • Always use the concept in an example, full sentences are best
  • Be thorough with correction. Consistency is key

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Mr. Greg

An English teacher from Scotland who made a website to share resources for free with the whole world! Currently based in Hong Kong, teaching in an International Kindergarten and tutoring Primary students.

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