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Reading Comprehension Pre-Reading Printable Worksheets for Grades K, 1 and 2

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  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals P to T' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals P to T'. Sort and match picture cards to the Alphabet Animal mat with the same beginning sound. Laminate for a great pre-reader activity.
  • Fill in the circle under the picture that begins with the same sound as love. Formatted like a standardized test, this 5 page document tests knowledge of beginning sounds. This is approximately a skill tested in first grade, although state standards vary widely.
  • An early reader book shaped like a mitten and based on the folktale illustrated by Jan Brett, titled The Mitten. A two book pages per sheet of paper format that engages student in cutting and coloring.
  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that end with the 'm' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • These one-page writing practice sets help students strengthen their writing skills by utilizing the elementary reading concepts of short vowel words and opposites. Students use pictures to identify four words, then use the words to complete four simple sentences.
  • Upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet; one letter per page. These outline letters make great posters, letters to finger trace, letters to color... A great handwriting teaching tool!
  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that end with the 'g' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals K to O' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals K to O'. Sort and match picture cards to the Alphabet Animal mat with the same beginning sound. Laminate for a great reusable pre-reader activity.
  • Circle the item that does not belong in each group (apple, peach, chicken, banana).
  • Use this 'Matching: Alphabet Words (J-R), uppercase letters' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Matching: Alphabet Words (J-R), uppercase letters'. Jacket picture matches J. Print two copies and match uppercase letter to uppercase letter or picture to picture. Great full color pictures.
  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Short O' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Short O'. Circle the pictures with the SHORT O beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. otter, ostrich, olive, ox, octopus.
  • Audio version of this colorful alphabet activity for words starting with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Match - Short U' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Match - Short U'. Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'short u' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Use this 'Pre-Reading: Beginning Blends - card set (color)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Pre-Reading: Beginning Blends - card set (color)'. Full-color set of cards to laminate and use as flash cards or clip cards. May be used with the corresponding worksheet set. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • The complete text of the rhyme, followed by a cloze exercise, writing prompts, a word search, a word sort, a booklet of the text to illustrate, word cards to put in order, and more!
  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Short A' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Short A'. Circle the pictures with the SHORT A beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. ant, apple, alphabet, ambulance, alligator, antelope.
  • An early reader book shaped like a mitten and based on the folktale illustrated by Jan Brett, titled, The Mitten. A one book page per sheet of paper format that engages student in cutting and coloring.
  • Use this 'Middle Vowel Sounds: Match - Short I' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Middle Vowel Sounds: Match - Short I'. Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that have the short 'i' sound in the middle. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Use this 'Ending Consonant Sounds: Match - Letter R' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Ending Consonant Sounds: Match - Letter R'. Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that end with the 'r' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Use this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Sea Starts (beginning sounds c, k, s, q, z)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Sea Starts (beginning sounds c, k, s, q, z)'. In this ocean-themed folder game, students move along the game board path by drawing cards and matching the beginning sounds/letters. This is a great game for pre-readers and early readers!
  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Match - Short A' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Match - Short A'. Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'short a' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Use this 'Middle Vowel Sounds: Match - Short U' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Middle Vowel Sounds: Match - Short U'. Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that have the short 'u' sound in the middle. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals U to Z' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals U to Z'. Sort and match picture cards to the Alphabet Animal mat with the same beginning sound.
  • Circle the item that does not belong in each group (apple, corn, carrot, peas).
  • Use this 'Book: Animals of The Mitten Activities (b/w) (primary/kindergarten)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Animals of The Mitten Activities (b/w) (primary/kindergarten)'. Construct a mitten from outline and cut out the animals provided to use in individual activities, learning center activities or group activities, based on the folktale illustrated by Jan Brett. Includes an activity suggestion sheet for teachers
  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that end with the 'd' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Color the Match - Long Vowel Set' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Color the Match - Long Vowel Set'. Color the pictures that begin with the sound of the letter/picture shown. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • The complete text of the song, followed by a cloze exercise, writing prompts, a word search, a word sort, a booklet of the text to illustrate, and word cards to put in order. A great little unit!
  • Rebus booklet of story "Play in Snow" for early readers, allows students to build booklet.
  • Use this 'Worksheet: Beginning Letter (C, D)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Worksheet: Beginning Letter (C, D)'. Write the beginning letter (C or D) in the boxes below the pictures.
  • Use this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Space Starts (beginning sounds b, d, p, t, v)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Space Starts (beginning sounds b, d, p, t, v)'. In this space-themed folder game, students move along the game board path by drawing cards and matching the beginning sounds/letters. This is a great game for pre-readers and early readers!
  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that end with the 'b' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Color the Match - Consonant Set' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Color the Match - Consonant Set'. Color the pictures that begin with the sound of the letter/picture shown. (For 'x', match the ending sound). This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Rebus story "Play in Snow" on one sheet with two worksheets and four pages of word cards for building sentences. Matching, cut and paste, writing, coloring activities.
  • Use this 'Middle Vowel Sounds: Match - Short O' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Middle Vowel Sounds: Match - Short O'. Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that have the short 'o' sound in the middle. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Use this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals F to J' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Beginning Sounds: Card Sorting Mats - Alphabet Animals F to J'. Sort and match picture cards to the Alphabet Animal mat with the same beginning sound. Laminate for a great reusable pre-reader activity.
  • Use this 'Pre-Reading: Beginning Digraphs - card set (color)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Pre-Reading: Beginning Digraphs - card set (color)'. Full-color set of cards to laminate and use as flash cards or clip cards. May be used with the corresponding worksheet set. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.
  • Use this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Beach Beginnings (beginning vowel sounds)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Beach Beginnings (beginning vowel sounds)'. In this beach-themed folder game, students move along the game board path by drawing cards and matching the beginning sounds/letters. This is a great game for pre-readers and early readers!
  • Use this 'Worksheet: Beginning Letter (A, B)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Worksheet: Beginning Letter (A, B)'. Write the beginning letter (A or B) in the boxes below the pictures.
  • Use this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Party Starts (beginning sounds f, h, l, r, y))' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Phonics: Folder Game - Party Starts (beginning sounds f, h, l, r, y))'. In this party-themed folder game, students move along the game board path by drawing cards and matching the beginning sounds/letters. This is a great game for pre-readers and early readers.