We cover five reading books throughout the year. The stories focus on various phonics skills and vocabulary words. Grammar skills are also focused on each week. Some of the grammar skills are nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. We also will have guided reading throughout the year. This is when your child will join a small group to read with the teacher on his/her instructional reading level. Students will work through what is called, The Daily Five. This is where the students read to themselves, read to a partner, work on writing, listen to reading, and work on spelling/word work.
First Grade Content Standards for Reading
101 Orally segment and blend words.
102 Use letter sound relationships and common word patterns to recognize words.
103 Read grade level material fluently.
104 Read high frequency words.
105 Use a variety of strategies to develop vocabulary.
106 Read and comprehend fiction and non fiction.
107 Summarize a story using literary elements (characters, setting, problem, and solution).
108 Self select and read non fiction materials.
109 Write key elements of a story (beginning, middle, end).
110 Use the writing process (pre-write, write, revise/edit, rewrite, and publish).
111 Write legibly using standard manuscript letter formation.
112 Speak in clear coherent sentences using English.
113 Gain information and complete tasks through listening.
114 Explore likenesses and differences of various cultures and customs.