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A library guide for Grade 1 Students

Welcome to the TK Library's guides to G1 Literacy.  The following tabs will take you directly to the relevant studies we have conducted. You can find the guides to other grades HERE

Six year old reader

Six year olds:

  • Recognise the letters of the alpahbet
  • Can count to 100
  • Can write about 10 words from memory
  • Are able to read easy-to-read books
  • Still like fairy tales
  • Like being read to 
  • Memorize poetry and non-sense verse
  • Enjoy alphabet and counting books
  • Search for simple informational books
  • Like books about dinosaurs
  • Write with invented spelling

Recommended books G1

Above you will find a list of recommended books for your grade.  In order to present a balanced list we have tried to include the following in each list:

  • Chapter books
  • Picture books (yes, even for older readers)
  • Comic books and Graphic Books
  • Nonfiction and informational texts
  • Books that are easy and books that are challenging
  • Books that make us laugh and make us think

How did we arrive at the lists?

Toon Books

We have a collection of ToonBooks which are a great bridging tool between picture books and chapter books. I'm happy to let you know that they are also supported by an online site that helps the student by reading aloud. Some of the titles can also be read in a number of other languages including Chinese and French. Please click on the image below.

G1 Recommendations