Language Arts - 1

The Elementary English Language Arts Grade One course provides students with foundational reading skills, reading comprehension strategies, writing and grammar skills, and speaking and listening skills. Students will learn how to use the basic sounds for consonants, long and short vowel sounds, digraphs, blends, and r-controlled vowels to decode and encode words when reading and writing. Students will also learn how to use reading comprehension strategies to better understand literature and informative texts. Students will be taught grammar skills, such as singular and plural nouns; past, future, and present tense verbs; adjectives; pronouns; prepositions; prefixes; and suffixes. Students will participate in planning, writing, editing, revising, and publishing informative, narrative, and opinion writing compositions throughout the course.

Major Topics and Concepts

 
  • Review sounds of letters of the alphabet to create words
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Long vowel sounds
  • Silent letters
  • Digraphs
  • Differences between words, letters, and sentences
  • Directionality
  • Asking and answering questions about key details
  • Retelling stories with key details
  • Identifying the structure of a story
  • Main topic and key details
  • Connections in a text
  • Asking and answering questions about unknown words
  • Characteristics of fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Point of View
  • Text Features
  • Information in words and images in a text
  • Words that express feelings and senses
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Relationships between illustrations and text
  • Author’s points and reasons
  • Reading grade-level texts with accuracy, rate, and expression
  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Plural nouns
  • Possessive nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Capitalization of proper nouns
  • Verbs: past, present, and future tense
  • Commas
  • Prepositions
  • Root words
  • Categorize
  • Conjunctions
  • Review manuscript handwriting
  • Capitalize the first word of a sentence
  • Punctuation
  • Informative, narrative, or opinion writing on a topic
  • Writing Process
  • Double consonants
  • Cluster words
  • Vowel pairs
  • Sounds for y
  • R-control vowels
  • Compound words
  • Identifying central message
  • Story elements
  • Using details to describe a text
  • Categories
  • Commas in a series
  • Context clues
  • Articles
  • Singular and plural pronouns
  • Formal and informal language
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Base word endings
  • Reading grade-level texts with accuracy, rate, fluency, and expression
  • Contractions
  • Descriptive language
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Shades of meaning
  • Sentence variety

Grade Level

  Grade 1

Duration

  Annual

Requirements

Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, pencils, scissors, notebook, erasers, crayons, markers, glue, tape, wide-ruled notebook paper, printer paper, colored paper, and other household items.

Prerequisites

  None

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