Some good online first-grade reading programs include Education.com, Time4Learning.com and SmartTutor. These programs offer a variety of reading lessons that work to improve skills such as phonics, vocabulary, sight words, phonemic awareness and reading comprehension in children in the first grade.
Education.com offers first grade reading games that teach lessons about vowel sounds, spelling and sight words. Once subscribed to this reading program, users may access full lessons and worksheets that cover essential reading skills and technical support. Parents and teachers may track learning through the progress dashboard. Some examples of interactive reading games with engaging graphics and themes include “Sight Words Balloon Pop,” “Blending Sounds Photoshoot,” “Short U Dot-to-Dot” and “Long and Short Vowel Sort.”
Time4Learning is a reading program that includes lesson plans, interactive activities, games, worksheets and assessments. This program emphasizes positive reinforcement. The official website offers a lesson demo for children to try. The Time4Learning program is the winner of the 16th annual Bessie Award for “Best Educational Software.”
SmartTutor is an online resource for free reading lessons, with activities organized by grade from first grade to seventh grade. The activities are interactive and focus on common challenges for young readers, including the silent “e,” words with multiple meanings and sequencing.