Reading Racers!





These activities are courtesy of Debbie Towne, a wonderful reading teacher. Please note that the kindergarten word lists have been taken from two sources: Fountas and Pinnell and the Houghton Mifflin Reading Series and the first grade list comes specifically from Houghton Mifflin. If you would like a special list for your student population, please let me know and I'll try to accommodate your needs. Just send me your list at or ask for a blank template so that you can make your own. For a complete list of Houghton Mifflin's first grade list, go to





Starting Gate


Large Certificate

Small Certificate


Reading Racers Label

Reading Racers Kindergarten Parent Letter

Reading Racers Kindergarten Completion Letter


Reading Racers First Grade Parent Letter

Reading Racer Alphabet Lists (Test for Letter Identification)
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Reading Racer Alphabet Lists (Test for Letter/Sound Identification)
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Reading Racer Kindergarten High Frequency Words (Reading)
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Reading Racer Kindergarten High Frequency Words (Spelling)
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Reading Racer First Grade High Frequency Words
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Reading Racers Recording Sheet

Reading Racers Teacher Directions







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