First Grade Summer Program

First Grade Summer Program

VocabularySpellingCity’s Summer Program for 1st graders includes a high frequency word lesson, a grammar lesson, a spelling/phonics lesson, and a content-based vocabulary lesson per week. Friday lessons are based on fun word lists to keep students engaged. Each assignment is made up of five learning activities, including an introduction, lessons focusing on meaning and practice, and an assessment. Some assignments also include writing practice. All activities and test scores are recorded, and student records may be accessed by parents at any time.

As a bonus for purchasing the Family Summer Program, parents get a Family Premium Membership for a year at no additional cost. As Premium Members, parents can create their own word lists and assignments for their children to build literacy skills all year long.

First Grade Summer Program Lesson Topics
Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 High Frequency Word List 1 Action Words Short ‘a’ & Short ‘i’ Words Literature Vocabulary – Where the Wild Things Are On the Farm
2 High Frequency Word List 2 Nouns – Places Short ‘e’ & ‘o’ Words Math Vocabulary #1 At the Beach
3 High Frequency Word List 3 Describing Words Short ‘u’ & s-blend Words Science Vocabulary #1 Insects
4 High Frequency Word List 4 Plural Nouns th, ch, sh, wh Words Social Studies Vocabulary #1 Color Words
5 High Frequency Word List 5 Pronouns Words with the Silent ‘e’ Pattern Informational Text Vocabulary (CCSS) – Starfish Homophones
6 High Frequency Word List 6 Prepositions Long /a/ sound: ai, ay Words Math Vocabulary #2 Feelings Words
7 High Frequency Word List 7 Irregular Plurals Long /e/ sound: ee, ea Words Science Vocabulary Compound Words
8 High Frequency Word List 8 Verbs in the Past Tense Long /o/ sound: oa, ow Words Social Studies Vocabulary Summer Fun

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Frequently Asked Questions

I already have a Family Premium Membership, how do I enroll in the Summer Program?

As a Premium Member, you’ll have the added benefit of the Summer Program beginning in May. When you log into your Family Premium Membership account, you will see a new menu option in your Toolbox called Summer Program. Just click on the link to get started.

What if I am an existing Premium Member and my membership expires during the summer?

Once your annual membership expires, you will no longer have access to the Summer Program. You must renew your membership to continue the Summer Program.

Which grade level should I choose? The grade just completed or the next grade?

Your child can review lessons from the previous grade or get a head start on the next school year. Parents can decide at sign-up and can even change grade levels if they find the content is too advanced or not challenging enough for the child.

What if I want to take a week off or proceed faster?

The 40 lessons are provided in a sequence, but students are free to proceed at their own pace. They can complete several assignments per day or take a few days off. Lessons will be available until September 15.

What happens after September 15, when the Summer Program ends?

Once the Summer Program ends, you will still have access to Premium Membership for one year from your initial date of purchase. Although the Summer Program link will disappear from your Premium Parent Toolbox, the assignments for the Summer Program will still be accessible through the Assignments link and you will still have access to the Summer Program lists through List Management. Plus all of your students’ records from the Summer Program will remain in your account.

Additional Learning Programs for Summer Study