Grade 1 English language arts skills - IXL (2024)

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IXL has more than 100 grade 1 English language arts skills to learn and review! As you work through a skill, questions will adapt to match your level. Keep answering questions to reach mastery!

Reading foundations Foundations

Reading strategies Reading

Vocabulary Vocab

Grammar and mechanics Grammar

Reading foundations

A. Consonants and vowels

  1. 1

    Sort consonants and vowels

  2. 2

    Find the vowels in a word

B. Syllables

  1. 1

    How many syllables does the word have?

  2. 2

    Sort by the number of syllables

C. Rhyming

  1. 1

    Choose the picture that rhymes with the word

  2. 2

    Which word does not rhyme?

  3. 3

    Complete the rhyme

  4. 4

    Complete the poem with a word that rhymes

D. Blending and segmenting

  1. 1

    Blend each sound in a word together

  2. 2

    Identify each sound in a word

  3. 3

    Put the sounds in order

E. Consonant sounds and letters

  1. 1

    Which two words start with the same sound?

  2. 2

    Which two words end with the same sound?

  3. 3

    Which letter does the word start with?

  4. 4

    Which letter does the word end with?

F. Consonant blends and digraphs

  1. 1

    Complete the word with the right initial consonant blend

  2. 2

    Does the word start with a consonant blend?

  3. 3

    Complete the word with the right final consonant blend

  4. 4

    Does the word end with a consonant blend?

  5. 5

    Fill in the missing consonant blend

  6. 6

    Complete the word to match the picture: -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, -ck

  7. 7

    Choose the correct digraph

  8. 8

    Complete the word with the right digraph

  9. 9

    Spell the digraph word

  10. 10

    Sort by initial consonant blend or digraph

G. Short a

  1. 1

    Choose the short a word that matches the picture

  2. 2

    Complete the short a word

  3. 3

    Choose the short a sentence that matches the picture

H. Short e

  1. 1

    Choose the picture that matches the short e word

  2. 2

    Complete the short e word

  3. 3

    Choose the short e sentence that matches the picture

I. Short i

  1. 1

    Choose the short i word that matches the picture

  2. 2

    Complete the short i words

  3. 3

    Choose the short i sentence that matches the picture

J. Short o

  1. 1

    Choose the short o word that matches the picture

  2. 2

    Complete the short o word

  3. 3

    Choose the short o sentence that matches the picture

K. Short u

  1. 1

    Choose the picture that matches the short u word

  2. 2

    Complete the short u word

  3. 3

    Choose the short u sentence that matches the picture

L. Short vowels

  1. 1

    Identify the short vowel sound in a word

  2. 2

    Complete the word with the right short vowel

  3. 3

    Spell the short vowel word

  4. 4

    Complete the sentence with the correct short vowel word

M. Short and long vowel sounds

  1. 1

    Find the word with the same vowel sound

  2. 2

    Which two words have the same vowel sound?

  3. 3

    Sort short and long vowel words

N. Silent e

  1. 1

    Choose the silent e word that matches the picture

  2. 2

    Complete the silent e words

  3. 3

    Spell the silent e word

  4. 4

    Choose the silent e sentence that matches the picture

O. Vowel teams

  1. 1

    Choose the picture that matches the vowel team word

  2. 2

    Complete the vowel team words

  3. 3

    Complete the word with the right vowel team

  4. 4

    Choose the vowel team sentence that matches the picture

P. Short and long vowel patterns

  1. 1

    Match the short a and long a words to pictures

  2. 2

    Match the short e and long e words to pictures

  3. 3

    Choose the short i or long i word that matches the picture

  4. 4

    Choose the short o or long o word that matches the picture

  5. 5

    Choose the short u or long u word that matches the picture

  6. 6

    Use spelling patterns to sort long and short vowel words

Q. R-controlled vowels

  1. 1

    Choose the r-control word that matches the picture

  2. 2

    Complete the word with the right r-controlled vowel: ar, er, ir, or, ur

R. Diphthongs: oi, oy, ou, ow

  1. 1

    Choose the diphthong word that matches the picture

  2. 2

    Complete the word with the right diphthong: oi, oy, ou, ow

S. Two-syllable words

  1. 1

    Put two syllables together to create a word: easier

  2. 2

    Put two syllables together to create a word: harder

  3. 3

    Complete the two-syllable words

  4. 4

    Complete the sentence with a two-syllable word

T. Sight words

  1. 1

    Read sight words set 1: again, each, from, may, stop, than, when

  2. 2

    Read sight words set 2: after, best, gave, has, once, them, were

  3. 3

    Read sight words set 3: as, by, four, her, more, some, think, way

  4. 4

    Read sight words: review sets 1, 2, 3

  5. 5

    Read sight words set 4: every, could, how, over, put, there, who

  6. 6

    Read sight words set 5: ask, five, just, long, read, then, want

  7. 7

    Read sight words set 6: any, give, his, new, open, sleep, wish

  8. 8

    Read sight words set 7: also, fly, know, live, old, soon, why

  9. 9

    Read sight words: review sets 4, 5, 6, 7

  10. 10

    Read sight words: review sets 1–7

  11. 11

    Complete the sentence with the correct sight word: sets 1, 2, 3

  12. 12

    Complete the sentence with the correct sight word: sets 4, 5, 6, 7

  13. 13

    Complete the sentence with the correct sight word: review sets 1–7

  14. 14

    Spell the sight word

Reading strategies

U. Reality vs. fiction

  1. 1

    Which could happen in real life?

V. Main idea

  1. 1

    What is the picture about?

W. Inference and analysis

  1. 1

    Which feeling matches the picture?

  2. 2

    What will happen next?

  3. 3

    What am I?

  4. 4

    Use actions and dialogue to understand characters

Vocabulary

X. Nouns and adjectives

  1. 1

    Complete the sentence with a noun to match the picture

  2. 2

    Compare pictures using adjectives

  3. 3

    Use number words

Y. Categories

  1. 1

    Sort words into categories

  2. 2

    Which word is not like the others?

Z. Synonyms and antonyms

  1. 1

    Choose the synonyms

  2. 2

    Choose the antonyms

AA. Multiple-meaning words

  1. 1

    Multiple-meaning words with pictures

BB. Shades of meaning

  1. 1

    Find the words with related meanings

  2. 2

    Describe the difference between related words

  3. 3

    Order related words based on meaning

CC. Prefixes and suffixes

  1. 1

    Use words with prefixes and suffixes

  2. 2

    Understand words with prefixes and suffixes

DD. Context clues

  1. 1

    Use context to identify the meaning of a word

EE. Reference skills

  1. 1

    Put the letters in ABC order

  2. 2

    Put the words in ABC order

Grammar and mechanics

FF. Sentences

  1. 1

    Identify statements

  2. 2

    Identify questions

  3. 3

    Identify exclamations

  4. 4

    Identify commands

  5. 5

    Choose the right end mark

  6. 6

    Statement, question, command or exclamation?

  7. 7

    Who, what, when, where or why?

  8. 8

    Is it the naming or action part of the sentence?

  9. 9

    Find the complete sentences

  10. 10

    Complete the sentence

  11. 11

    Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence

GG. Nouns

  1. 1

    Is the noun a person, animal, place or thing?

  2. 2

    Select the nouns

  3. 3

    Identify nouns in a sentence

  4. 4

    Sort common and proper nouns

  5. 5

    Identify proper nouns

  6. 6

    Regular plurals: select the word that matches the picture

  7. 7

    Form regular plurals with -s and -es

  8. 8

    Use singular and plural nouns

  9. 9

    Irregular plurals: select the word that matches the picture

  10. 10

    Select the possessive noun that matches the picture

  11. 11

    Form the singular possessive

HH. Pronouns

  1. 1

    Choose between subject and object personal pronouns

  2. 2

    Choose the correct personal pronoun

  3. 3

    Complete the sentence with the correct personal pronoun

  4. 4

    Choose the correct possessive pronoun

  5. 5

    Use the correct possessive pronoun

II. Verbs

  1. 1

    Complete the sentence with an action verb to match the picture

  2. 2

    Identify action verbs

  3. 3

    Use action verbs

JJ. Subject-verb agreement

  1. 1

    One or more than one?

  2. 2

    Complete the sentence with the best verb

  3. 3

    Complete the sentence with the best subject

  4. 4

    Pronoun-verb agreement: Complete the sentence with the best verb

  5. 5

    Pronoun-verb agreement: Complete the sentence with the best subject

KK. Verb tense

  1. 1

    Select the sentence that tells about the present

  2. 2

    Select the sentence that tells about the past

  3. 3

    Select the sentence that tells about the future

  4. 4

    Place sentences on a timeline

  5. 5

    Form and use the regular past tense

  6. 6

    Identify the irregular past tense

  7. 7

    Place sentences with irregular verbs on a timeline

  8. 8

    Complete the verb with the ending that you hear

  9. 9

    Match the -ed and -ing sentences to the pictures

  10. 10

    To be: use the correct present tense form

  11. 11

    To be: use the correct past tense form

  12. 12

    To be: use the correct form

  13. 13

    To have: use the correct form

LL. Articles

  1. 1

    Use the correct article: a or an

  2. 2

    Identify articles

MM. Adjectives

  1. 1

    Use sense words

  2. 2

    Does the adjective tell you what kind or how many?

  3. 3

    Identify adjectives

  4. 4

    Compare pictures using comparative and superlative adjectives

  5. 5

    Identify comparative and superlative adjectives

  6. 6

    Does the adjective compare two or more than two?

NN. Prepositions

  1. 1

    Select the best preposition to match the picture

  2. 2

    Select the best preposition to complete the sentence

OO. Linking words

  1. 1

    Use conjunctions

  2. 2

    Identify time-order words

  3. 3

    Put the sentences in order

PP. Contractions

  1. 1

    Match the contractions

  2. 2

    Form pronoun-verb contractions

  3. 3

    Form contractions with "not"

  4. 4

    Complete the sentence with the correct contraction

QQ. Capitalization

  1. 1

    Capitalize the names of people and pets

  2. 2

    Capitalize days and months

  3. 3

    Capitalize sentences and the pronoun "I"

Grade 1 English language arts skills - IXL (2024)
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