First Grade - Phonics and Reading

Cultivating a passion for reading requires laying a solid foundation for young learners. At McRuffy Press, our 1st grade phonics and reading materials are designed especially to build on what children have already learned to prepare them for the years to come. We offer a product line that includes the materials parents and teachers need to ensure success.

The First Grade SE (Special Edition) Phonics and Reading curriculum continues the phonics program from the kindergarten level. More vowel digraphs are introduced. Many consonant blends are used. Language and grammar skills are introduced. Workbook activities are expanded with a fully developed spelling program and a dedicated language and reading workbook. All activities, even the optional handwriting books, integrate a weekly phonics theme to learn phonemes in many contexts.

First Grade SE Phonics and Reading Curriculum materials also work with our new online phonics and reading course, First Grade Letter Logic.

Learn more about First Grade Letter Logic!


The 1st grade SE Curriculum also includes free online reading and spelling activities in the McRuffy Playground. A free pdf Teacher's Guide for the First Grade SE Playground Activities is available. Download a teacher’s guide here.

The First Grade SE Phonics and Reading Package includes:

  • Teacher's Manual Set
  • Language and Reading Workbook
  • Spelling and Phonics Workbook
  • Reading Book Set
  • Resource Pack
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    Handwriting books are not included in the package.

    The curriculum package and individual items are also available below.