The First Grade SE Language and Reading Workbook contains a variety of activities:
Poetry: The Language and Reading workbook features several original poems. Most are intended to be read to students by the teacher. Many of the poems are written using words that follow the phonics theme. Usually, a phonics follow-up activity is included with those poems. Students may be able to read some of the poems independently especially after hearing them a few times. Poems are reprinted in the lesson plans, so students may follow along as the teacher reads.
Articles: Students will read about different kinds of animals and other topics in the LAR workbook. The articles are followed up with a series of questions or comparisons between animals. These exercises are designed to build comprehension skills and introduce content reading.
Short stories: Students will read short stories and answer questions in the workbook to build comprehension skills.
Categorizing: Students identify categories of words such as animals that are pets. Students will also identify synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms.
Parts of speech: Students will identify words as nouns or verbs, usually in the context of sentences.
Sentence completion: Filling in missing words in sentences is included in both workbooks. The SAP sentences are completed with spelling words. The LAR activities include other words. Some actives include other concepts such as using contractions.
Clues and crosswords: Students will use language and vocabulary skills to identify words.
Book Pages: Most books have a question and answer page. Most the activities have two parts, a fill in the oval answer section and a sentence hunt section. Students find sentences in the reading book and fill in a missing word. Students also write the page number where the sentence was found.
Weekly assessments: Most lesson numbers that end with 0 and 5 have an assessment page. The first part is a phonics test. The second part tests language or reading concepts.
Other Language concepts include: identifying and using nouns and verbs, poetry, alphabetizing, rhyming words and sentences, suffixes (ing, ed, ly, er, est), prefixes (be-, a-), contractions, identifying and using the correct tense in sentences, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, compound word with -self and -selves, proofreading, opposites (antonyms), synonyms, homophones, syllables, solving codes, riddles, categories, vocabulary development.