• Grade 1 Reading Curriculum

     

    Grade 1 Reading Course Description:

    Students will learn about the structure, expectations and purpose of reader’s and writer’s workshop as they learn about themselves and others as a community of learners and develop their identity as a reader, as well as develop the understandings, knowledge, and skills to be a proficient life-long reader and writer.  Research says, “the amount of time kids spend practicing, on-task, with eyes on print, makes the biggest difference to their success as readers, and across content areas” (Serravallo, 2015).  With this goal in mind, the purpose of teaching and learning in reader’s and writer’s workshop is to cultivate a classroom atmosphere and structure that supports independent reading and writing.  Teachers utilize our SCASD Workshop Framework to differentiate teaching and provide respectful tasks that support student learning.  

    As first grade students engage in reading literature and nonfiction texts more independently, they will explore ideas and concepts by reflecting, inquiring, collaborating, and researching about these ideas and concepts. As developing readers, students will learn strategies to support their reading fluency and accuracy skills.  These skills will continue to be a focus throughout first grade as students access more challenging text.  Much of this learning will continue to be grounded in conversations guided by our Speaking and Listening Scope and Sequence as well as through responding to text gradually transitioning from pictures to words and sentences.  

    Reader's Workshop Intructional Framework 

    Reader's Workshop Brochure for Families 

    Unit 1 Building A Community of Readers and Writers:  Inquiring about Ourselves through Literacy

    Standards

    1.3.1.K Read and comprehend literature on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

    1.2.1.L Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

    Unit 2 Literature:  Understanding Myself and Others through Stories

    Standards

    1.3.1.A - Theme - Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

    1.3.1.B - Text Analysis - Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    1.3.1.C  - Literary Elements - Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    1.3.1.D - Point of View - Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

    1.3.1.E  - Text and Structure - Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading or range of text types.

    1.3.1.F - Vocabulary - Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

    1.3.1.G  - Sources of Information - Use illustrations and details in a story to describe characters, setting, or events.

    1.3.1.H  - Text Analysis -  Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

    1.3.1.I- Strategies - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

    1.3.1.J Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    Unit 3 Nonfiction:  Learning about Myself and the World

    Standards

    1.2.1.A Main Idea - Identify the main idea and retell key details of text.

    1.2.1.B Text Analysis -  Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    1.2.1.C Text Analysis -  Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

    1.2.1.E Text Structure - Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text.

    1.2.1.F Vocabulary -  Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

    1.2.1.G Diverse Media - Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

    1.2.1.H Evaluating Arguments - Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

    1.2.1.I Analysis Across Texts - Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.

    1.2.1.J Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    1.2.1.K Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

    Unit 4 Literature:  Understanding Myself and Others through Stories

    Standards

    1.3.1.A - Theme - Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

    1.3.1.B - Text Analysis - Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    1.3.1.C  - Literary Elements - Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    1.3.1.D - Point of View - Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

    1.3.1.E  - Text and Structure - Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading or range of text types.

    1.3.1.F - Vocabulary - Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

    1.3.1.G  - Sources of Information - Use illustrations and details in a story to describe characters, setting, or events.

    1.3.1.H  - Text Analysis -  Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

    1.3.1.I- Strategies - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

    1.3.1.J Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    Unit 5 Nonfiction:  Learning about Myself and the World

    Standards

    1.2.1.A Main Idea - Identify the main idea and retell key details of text.

    1.2.1.B Text Analysis -  Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    1.2.1.C Text Analysis -  Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

    1.2.1.E Text Structure - Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text.

    1.2.1.F Vocabulary -  Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

    1.2.1.G Diverse Media - Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

    1.2.1.H Evaluating Arguments - Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

    1.2.1.I Analysis Across Texts - Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.

    1.2.1.J Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    1.2.1.K Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

    Unit 6 Literature and Nonfiction:  My Reading Life Celebrating What I Know

    Standards

    1.3.1.A - Theme - Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

    1.3.1.B - Text Analysis - Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    1.3.1.C  - Literary Elements - Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    1.3.1.D - Point of View - Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

    1.3.1.E  - Text and Structure - Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading or range of text types.

    1.3.1.F - Vocabulary - Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

    1.3.1.G  - Sources of Information - Use illustrations and details in a story to describe characters, setting, or events.

    1.3.1.H  - Text Analysis -  Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

    1.3.1.I- Strategies - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

    1.3.1.J Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    1.2.1.A Main Idea - Identify the main idea and retell key details of text.

    1.2.1.B Text Analysis -  Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    1.2.1.C Text Analysis -  Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

    1.2.1.E Text Structure - Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text.

    1.2.1.F Vocabulary -  Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

    1.2.1.G Diverse Media - Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

    1.2.1.H Evaluating Arguments - Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

    1.2.1.I Analysis Across Texts - Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.

    1.2.1.J Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    1.2.1.K Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

    Speaking and Listening Standards Across Units and Content

    1.5.1.A Collaborative Discussion -  Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

    1.5.1.B Critical Listening -  Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

    1.5.1.C Evaluating Information -  Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

    1.5.1.D Purpose, Audience, and Task -  Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

    1.5.1.E Context -  Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

    1.5.1.F Multimedia - Add drawings or other visual displays when sharing aloud to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

    1.5.1.G Conventions of Standard English -  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking based on Grade 1 level and content.  

    Foundational Skills Standards Included in Each Unit

    CC.1.1.1.B Print Concepts

    • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
    • Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence.

    CC.1.1.1.C Phonological Awareness

    • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
    • Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
    • Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken and written words.
    • Orally produce single-syllable words, including consonant blends and digraphs.
    • Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
    • Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in one-syllable words to make new words.

    CC1.1.D Phonics and Word Recognition

    • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    • Identify common consonant digraphs, final-e, and common vowel teams.
    • Decode one- and two-syllable words with common patterns.
    • Read grade-level words with inflectional endings.
    • Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    CC.1.1.1.E Fluency

    • Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
    • Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Last Modified on August 4, 2018