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AR words. Free worksheets for first grade. Frederick. Caldecott Honor book. Leo Lionni.

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First Grade Worksheets

Ready to learn about AR words and consonant blends? We are happy to offer these free first grade worksheets based on the 1968 Caldecott Honor book Frederick. Frederick is one of the three 1968 Caldecott Honor books. This is the story about a little mouse named Frederick who gathers something unusual for winter instead of food.

The FREE first grade worksheets for this book review the following concepts:

  • Consonant blends
  • AR words – AR makes the /AR/ sound that you hear in the word ARM
  • Rhyming words
  • Sight words

Download Free First Grade Worksheets

Free PDF Worksheets: Frederick

Free PDF Answer Key: Frederick Answer Key

These free first grade worksheets are free for personal, non-commercial use only.

Suggested Follow-Up Activities for First Grade Worksheets

  1. Play a memory matching game.
    • This game in particular is is filled with lovable characters from Leo Lionni’s many bestselling children’s books such as Swimmy, Alexander, Frederick, the Extraordinary Egg, and more. This would be an excellent follow-up activity after reading any of Leo Lionni’s award-winning books. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
  2. Read another Leo Lionni Caldecott Honor Book.
    • This book is another one of Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor Books. It was one of three Caldecott Honor Books in 1963. This is the tale of how one brave little fish named Swimmy shows his friends how to overcome any danger. Beloved by many generations of readers, this is a visually stunning children’s picture book that you should definitely include in your library. See how many AR words you can find in this book. Recommended for grades PK-2.
  3. Play with a fun coding toy.
    • We love technology in our family, so we try to incorporate coding into our homeschool curriculum whenever we can whether it’s formal coding lessons, through extracurricular clubs, or through play. This coding toy is a fabulous way to help kids develop critical thinking, coding skills, and problem solving through play. Playing with a robot mouse after reading a story about a mouse is a fun way to transition from a language arts lesson into a STEM lesson. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Suggested Videos for First Grade Worksheets

Here are some videos that you might find helpful after reading the book. You can watch the video before or after completing the free worksheets.

  1. Learn to Blend by ELF Kids Videos
    • This first video helps kids practice consonant blends by hearing them clearly. This video covers many of the consonant blends covered in the free worksheets.
  2. AR Fun Phonics by Kids vs Phonics
    • This is a short video that helps your child listen to various AR words with the /AR/ sound made by the letters AR.

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