Language Arts: Reading
First-grade students learn to read independently, place events in a story in sequential order, recall major ideas from a story, and categorize information. Students learn to create new endings to stories, predict outcomes, and set a purpose for reading; answer basic comprehension questions and describe the main idea of a reading passage; and experience challenging vocabulary in the reading sections.
Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling
First-grade students identify and pronounce all 72 phonograms, define and spell vocabulary words from various stories and use them in sentences, and alphabetize words to the second letter. Students use phonological awareness to decode written language.
Language Arts: Handwriting
First-grade students hold a pencil correctly and form all 26 letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase letters in manuscript. Students maintain proper posture while writing and put letters together to form words. Students use Phonics for Reading and Spelling as the handwriting guide.
Language Arts: Grammar/Composition
First-grade students maintain a personal journal and record original thoughts and ideas on paper. Students write basic sentences, including a capital letter at the beginning and punctuation at the end of the sentence. Students identify contractions and the two words that created them; use the endings /ed/, /s/, and /ing/ properly; and differentiate between verbs and nouns.Reading:
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