Grade 1

Language Arts

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
  • Double consonants
  • Cluster words
  • Vowel pairs
  • Sounds for y
  • R-control vowels
  • Compound words
  • Retelling stories with key details
  • Identifying central message
  • Asking and answering questions about key details
  • Story elements
  • Asking and answering questions about unknown words
  • Using details to describe a text
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Categories
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