Curriculum – Grade 1

During the 1st Grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in their Language Arts Classroom:

Foundational Skills

  • Recognize distinguishing features of a sentence    (First word, capitalization and ending punctuation)
  • Distinguish long and short vowels
  • Demonstrate understanding of syllables and sounds
  • Know and apply phonics and decoding skills
  • Read high frequency words
  • Read irregularly spelled words (words that don’t follow the rules)
  • Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Reading Informational Text

  • Identify main ideas and details
  • Ask and answer questions about key details
  • Make connections between 2 pieces of information
  • Use text features to aide comprehension
  • Ask and answer questions to clarify what words and phrases mean in text
  • Use illustrations and details in a text to describe key ideas
  • Identify basic similarities and differences between 2 texts on the same topic
  • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to  text
  • Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently

Reading Literature

  • Retell stories and  key details and understand the message
  • Ask and answer questions about key details
  • Use key details to describe characters, settings, and major events in a story
  • Identify who is telling the story
  • Explain differences between books that  tell stories and books that give information
  • Identify words or phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses
  • Use illustrations and details in a story to describe characters, settings, or events
  • Compare and contrast the experiences of characters in stories
  • Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases
  • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to  text
  • Read and comprehend literature independently and proficiently

Writing

  • Write for different purposes and audiences
  • Write clear and focused text to define a perspective
  • Capitalize dates and names of people
  • Use end punctuation and commas in dates and words in a series
  • Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns
  • Respond to questions and suggestions to strengthen writing
  • Use digital tools to produce and publish writing
  • Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects

Speaking and Listening

  • Participate in collaborative conversation
  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media
  • Ask questions to understand or clarify what a speaker says
  • Describe using details and expressing ideas and feelings clearly
  • Use conventions of standard English when speaking

 


MATHEMATICS – GRADE 1 CONCEPTS BY QUARTER

During the 1st grade year, your child will learn the skills and concepts in the Mathematics Classroom as outlined in the document below:

PARENT Grade 1 Concepts by Quarter MATHEMATICS