Language Arts: Reading
First-grade students continue to read independently, place events in a story in sequential order, recall major ideas from a story, and categorize information from a story into a chart. Students continue to predict outcomes, set a purpose for reading, answer basic comprehension questions and describe the main idea of a reading passage.
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 fourth letter. Students use phonological awareness to decode written language.
Language Arts: Handwriting
First-grade students continue to form all 26 letters of the alphabet correctly, both uppercase and lowercase letters. 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 continue to maintain a personal journal and record original thoughts and ideas on paper. Students continue to write basic sentences, including a capital letter at the beginning and a period at the end of the sentence. Students identify and use compound words appropriately and understand the different parts of a book.