- Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 1
- Units of Study for Teaching Writing, Grade 1
- Making Meaning, Grade 1
- Guided Reading
- Spelling Connections, Grade 1
- Handwriting without Tears
- Keyboarding without Tears
- Develop and strengthen listening and reading comprehension
- Participate in class discussions based on teacher read aloud texts
- Preview text by looking at front cover, taking picture walks, reading summaries, and table of contents
- Make connections
- Predict outcomes
- Identify the main idea of text
- Build and develop vocabulary
- Develop an understanding of the different genres within literature
- Recognize non-fiction and use it as a resource to gather information
- Build an understanding of the different text features in non-fiction (e.g., table of contents, index, glossary)
- Develop an understanding of poetry features (e.g., line breaks, punctuation)
- Develop an understanding of story elements (e.g., plot, character, setting)
- Choose independent reading level books
- Retell independent reading level books
- Develop and strengthen fluency
- Use a variety of strategies to decode unknown words (e.g., pictures, context, phonics, syntax)
- Self-correct while reading
- Read with expression
FORMS OF WRITING: Fiction Non-fiction, Personal Narrative and Poetry
- Use writing process: plan, write, revise, edit, publish
- Plan and organize a writing piece both orally and in writing
- Write descriptively through the use of adjectives and adverbs
- Vary voice according to the different genres: fiction, personal narratives, non-fiction, poetry
- Write a story with a beginning, middle, and end
- Use phonetic spelling and begin to transition to standard spelling
- Expand fluency through grade-level appropriate conventions such as capitalization (beginning of sentences and names),
- punctuation (periods, questions marks, exclamation marks)
- Revise writing pieces through teacher conference
- Understand the expectations of a published piece of work within the unit of study
- Apply correct spelling of words in the writing process
- Use correct pencil grip
- Demonstrate correct formation for letters and numbers
- Write letters together to form words
- Use sentence writing conventions including proper spacing
- Combine sentences to express thoughts, ideas and opinions
- Use proper posture and hand and body positions
- Use simple keyboarding commands
- Participate in class discussions
- Listen to and follow oral directions
- Listen attentively to stories
- Speak clearly
- Retell and sequence stories
- Deliver oral presentations to peers
CORE RESOURCE: Social Studies Alive
- How Do We Get Along in School?
- Why Is It Important to Learn From Each Other?
- Why Do Schools Have Rules?
- Who Helps Us at School?
- How Are We Good Helpers at School?
- What is a Map?
- What Was School Like Long Ago?
- What Groups Do We Belong To?
- How Are Families Special?
- What Do Families Need and Want?
- How Do Family Members Care for Each Other?
- How Do Families Change?
- What Are Family Traditions?
- What Do Good Neighbors Do?
- Analyze the cost and benefits of different choices
- Identify the purpose and benefits of having rules at school
- Vote to make a decision
- Identify the contributions of service providers in the school
- Identify the contributions of leaders in government
- List the characteristics of being a good citizen
- Create a classroom map using symbols
- Compare and contrast past and present community life
- Distinguish between needs and wants
- Identify how families change over time
- Identify family traditions
- Explore holidays and celebrations
- Identify famous people in history
- Identify the types of behavior that characterize good neighbors
CORE RESOURCES: Everyday Mathematics 4; AIMS: Solve It!
Number Sense, Operations and Computations
- Count on by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s past 100 and back by 1s from any number less than 100
- Count collections of objects accurately and reliably
- Estimate the number of objects in a collection
- Read, write and model with manipulatives whole numbers up to 1,000
- Identify places in such numbers and the values of the digits in those places
- Use manipulatives and drawings to model halves, thirds, and fourths as equal parts of a region
- Compare and order numbers to 1,000
- Identify odd and even numbers
- Demonstrate proficiency with sum-equals-ten addition and subtraction fact
- Solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of 1-digit whole numbers
- Calculate and compare the values of combinations of coins
Data and Chance
- Collect and organize data to create tally charts, tables, bar graphs and plots
- Use graphs to answer questions and draw conclusions
- Find the maximum and minimum of a data set
- Describe events using probability terms
- Identify and describe plane and solid figures
- Identify shapes having line symmetry
- Complete line-symmetry shapes or designs
Patterns, Algebra And Functions
- Extend, describe, and create numeric, visual, and concrete patterns
- Solve problems involving function machines
- Read, write and explain expressions and number sentences
- Solve equations with addition and subtraction
- Apply the Commutative Property of Addition and Additive Identity to basic addition fact problems
Measurement and Reference Frames
- Use nonstandard tools and techniques to estimate and compare weight and length
- Measure length with standard measuring tools
- Know and compare the value of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills
- Make exchanges between coins
- Identify a thermometer as a tool for measuring temperature
- Read temperatures on Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometers to the nearest degree
- Use a calendar to identify days, weeks, months and dates
- Tell and show time to the nearest half and quarter hour on an analog clock
- Use a variety of strategies to solve a problem
- Use tools, such as manipulatives, number lines, and sketches to solve problems
- Record and explain strategies for solving
Science and Engineering
CORE RESOURCES: STEMScopes and Engineering is Elementary
Nature of Science
- Recognize the importance of safety practices
- Conduct experiments in the classroom and outdoors
- Describe what scientists do
- Record and organize data using pictures, numbers and words
- Communicate observations and provide reasons for explanations using data
- Make predictions based on observable patterns
From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
- Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
- Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
- Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
- Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
- Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
- Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
- Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like their parents.
Earth’s Place in the Universe
- Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
Engineering and Technology
- Ask scientific questions
- Use and apply technology
- Practice steps of the Engineering Process
- Begin to understand the concept of trial and error
- Make observations
- Gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the
- development of a new or improved object or tool.
- Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed
- to solve a given problem.
- Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of
- how each performs.
- Master computer basics such as logging on/off, shared drives, double clicking and dragging
- Explore the location of keys on the keyboard and correct finger positioning
- Create a slide presentation with animation
- Format text, insert images/graphics, and layout in documents
- Search and find, modify, copy and paste and insert images and graphics
- Discuss safety rules and practices while using the Internet
- Discover how technology is used in everyday life
CORE RESOURCE: Descubre el Español con Santillana
- Communicate on some familiar topics using single words or phrases that were practiced or memorized.
- Respond to yes/no questions
- Answer to either/or questions.
- Introduce themselves.
- Greet and leave people in a polite way
- Present information about themselves and some very familiar topics using single words, phrases and memorized expressions.
- Count from 1-20
- Name countries on a map
- Say the date and the day of the week
- List items seen every day
- State name, age and where they live
- Sing a short song
- Copy familiar words, characters, or phrases and start writing list and memorized phrases on familiar topics
- Write the date, the day of the week and the months of the year
- Write the name of countries on a map. List items seen every day
- Label items in a room
- List family members, their ages and their relationship to me.
- Label activities in a daily schedule
- Recognize familiar words and phrases when hear them spoken
- Understand greetings, when people express thanks or introduce themselves
- Understand when asked for their names
- Understand some numbers, color words and food items
- Recognize some letters or characters.
- Identify memorized words and phrases when read.
- Connect some words, phrases or characters to their meanings.
- Recognize words, phrases and characters with the help of visuals