English Language Arts, Grade 1, 2007
1.) Demonstrate phonemic awareness, including isolating, deleting, and adding phonemes; using onsets and rimes; and identifying initial, medial, and final sounds in one-syllable words.
Blending phonemes to produce sounds
2.) Utilize predictable letter-sound relationships to decode printed words, including words with consonant blends that require blending 3-4 phonemes into a whole word.
Blending sounds to form words
Identifying sound-spelling relationships of consonants and vowels
Segmenting printed words into phonemes
3.) Demonstrate vocabulary skills, including sorting words into categories and deriving word meaning from context within sentences and paragraphs.
Examples: categories--synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
Using new words from reading when writing and speaking
Recognizing words in the environment
Asking questions for clarification
Spelling correctly sight words and single-syllable, phonetically regular words
4.) Read with comprehension a variety of first-grade narrative and informational texts, including recalling information and retelling a story with beginning, middle, and end.
Recognizing cues provided by print
Making predictions from text clues
Stating main ideas about a topic in informational text
Connecting events in a story to specific life experiences
Monitoring comprehension during reading
Drawing simple conclusions
5.) Read with fluency simple passages containing simple sentences.
Reading 40-60 words per minute
Recognizing first-grade high frequency words by sight
Examples: Dolch word lists, basal reader word lists
Attending to end punctuation in phrasing
6.) Recognize a variety of narrative text forms, including fairy tales, adventure stories, and poetry.
Identifying characters, settings, problems, and solutions in a variety of texts
Comparing story elements through text-to-text connections
7.) Use the basic features of informational text to distinguish fact from fiction.
Examples: captions, headings, table of contents
8.) Use complete sentences to address a topic or tell a story.
Using graphic organizers to outline content
Rereading to make revisions
Editing for spelling, punctuation, and capitalization
Publishing final draft
Using descriptive, narrative, and expository modes of writing
Writing simple poems addressing a topic
9.) Use periods at the end of sentences and capitalization at the beginning of sentences and with the pronoun I.
Using question marks at the end of asking sentences
10.) Use a word that names a person, place, thing, or animal as the subject of a sentence.
Using verbs to show action
Using adjectives to describe
Identifying singular and plural nouns
11.) Exhibit proper letter formation, spacing, and letter-line placement in words and sentences.
12.) Collect information from print and nonprint resources to investigate a teacher- or
Examples: nonfiction books, videos, resource persons, interviews, Web-based sources, dictionaries
Generating oral and written questions to gather information
Using parts of a book to locate information
Using alphabetical order to the first letter to access information
Interpreting information from simple charts, maps, graphs, and directions
13.) Listen for meaning in conversations and discussions, including looking at the speaker without interrupting.
Following two- and three-part oral directions
Making connections to literature read aloud
Examples: text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world
14.) Use appropriate intonation when speaking and interacting with others.
Using grammar and word choice appropriate for a specific audience
Reciting poems, rhymes, songs, and stories
Demonstrating the ability to take turns in a conversation
Expanding vocabulary reflective of a growing range of interests and knowledge
Using pictures, objects, music, and computer resources to present information
Using the writing process to prepare oral presentations