Language Arts Foundations offers Common Core State Standards practice while reinforcing essential skills for your first grader like long and short vowels, compound words, nouns and pronouns, contractions, following directions, and cause and effect. The colorful, innovative activity pages will engage your child for hours of learning fun! With Language Arts Foundations, your child will build a solid foundation for reading and language arts through the fun and challenging cross-curricular activities in social studies and science. The extension activities on almost every page will encourage your child to utilize critical thinking and apply what he or she has learned to everyday situations. Language Arts Foundations is your child’s stepping stone to success! The Language Arts Foundations series for Kindergarten through third grade offers activities for a full year of practice. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, these the ready-to-go practice pages are simple and engaging with challenging extension suggestions on almost very page. Essential skills in language arts are addressed and presented with a whimsical, innovative style that kids will love! The activities included in the Foundations series also utilize critical thinking, coloring, cutting, and gluing skills.