I’m often asked about the idea of using English Worksheets for Grade 1. I often answer this question by pointing out that the primary educational goal is to teach a child, with a built-in set of goals. So, it’s really not all that important if the child knows how to read! Indeed, in some cases, it makes no difference!
But there are ways that teachers can increase the likelihood that the child will learn English and become fluent. A good place to start is with useful, fundamental skills.
Skills are not always easy to teach. Children are inherently non-verbal. They don’t show us what they want or need. For instance, when they see a word they don’t know on a page in a book, they usually look at it and then quickly ignore it, unless we point it out.
Reading an English lesson book or taking English lessons online might be a better way to teach the child a new skill. Not only is it useful, but it’s also safe.
Some secondary and primary methods of teaching reading are helpful. For instance, in math classes, kids often find themselves reading up on the math concepts, in order to demonstrate the concept to their peers. This can be very useful as children may sometimes struggle with a concept and need a visual demonstration of how to use it.
Many times parents work hard to make sure their children don’t struggle with concepts they don’t understand. It’s not unusual for a child to ask a parent for help in English or math. If we make sure our children don’t struggle with English or math and help them along every step of the way, then we may well see some progress.
I suggest we use English worksheets to help children develop those basic skills. We can even use them for later in life when they’re ready to expand their vocabulary. English has such an enormous number of words.
Learning a new language is not easy. It requires time, effort, and perseverance. Fortunately, a little creative thinking is not all that expensive.