Grades 1–2 Daily Reading Activities: Community Helpers

Welcome to Community Helpers. We'll provide five days of reading lessons designed to engage your child in an exploration of how we are helpers in our communities.

Day 1 Activity

Let’s Watch: Come to the Fair!

Watch the video Come to the Fair! to learn more about family and community cooperation.

Let’s Read: Helping Each Other

Michelle and her dog help each other. Find out how.

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Quiz

How much do you know about Helping Each Other? Take the quiz.

Then, check your answers to the quiz. How did you do?

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 2 Activity

Let’s Reread: Helping Each Other

Michelle and her dog help each other. Find out how.

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Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Vocabulary & Language: Use Help and Give 

  • Work with a partner to ask for help. What will your partner give to you? How can your partner help?
  • Ask a partner questions to give you something or to help you.

Hands-On Activity: “Trust” Your Partner 

  • Work with a partner. Pick one person to close his or her eyes.
  • Carefully lead your partner around a small area of the room. Then switch roles.
  • Discuss the concept of trust.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 3 Activity

Let’s Read: Many Ways to Work

People do many kinds of jobs. Some people make goods and others provide services. Learn what some of these jobs are.

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Quiz

How much do you know about Many Ways to Work? Take the quiz.

Then, check your answers to the quiz. How did you do?

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 4 Activity

Let’s Reread: Many Ways to Work

People do many kinds of jobs. Some people make goods and others provide services. Learn what some of these jobs are.

Download Many Ways to Work

 

Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Project: Make a Job Poster 

  • Draw different kinds of jobs. Use crayons, markers, colored chalk, or paints.
  • Write a short caption under each job using facts you read in the book.
  • Make a colorful title for your poster.

Response Writing: Write a Log 

  • Imagine you are one of the workers shown in the text. What is your job? Do you provide a good or a service? What is it?
  • Write a log that records one day doing your job. Tell what you did, what you provided, and how you felt doing your job.
  • Share your writing.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 5 Activity

Let's Review

This week you've learned about the work people do and how we are helpers in our communities. Today you’ll read a story about friends helping each other.

Let’s Read: Bill and Roz Get Help

When two friends get stuck on their way to a big game, who can help them?

Download Bill and Roz Get Help

 

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Reading Response: Cause and Effect 

  • Think about the events in the story. Tell what happens and why.
  • What happens at the end? What do you think will happen next? Draw a picture of what happens and write why.

Family Support

Play a game of charades. Have children act out silently a job they read about this week. Encourage them to think about any special equipment they would use or clothing they would wear. Guess which job they are doing.

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