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First Grade Curriculum


-tell who, what, where, when, why and how about fiction and nonfiction

-retell a story

-identify the characters, setting and what happens in a story

-identify the main idea and details in a fiction and nonfiction story

-tell the difference in fiction and non fiction

-make connections between two people, events, or ideas in a story

-understand how a story can express feelings

-identify who is telling a story

-ask and answer questions to understand new words

-use text features to help understand fiction and non fiction

-compare and contrast what characters do in a story

-find reasons to support the main idea in a story

-read and understand first grade fiction and non fiction

-identify the number of syllables in a word

-use digraphs (two letters that make one sound- sh, ck, ch, th, wh)

-read one and two syllable words

-read long vowel combonations

-read first grade high frequency words (DOLCHE list)

-read with expression

-read accurately

-reread to understand



-write a 1.4 paragraph (topic sentence, one point, justify point, conclusion)

-write an opinion

-write to teach

-write to tell a story

-revise and edit own writing

-publish own writing

-help research as a class

-record science observations

-remember what I have been taught to answer a question



-print all upper and lower case letters

-use common, proper, and possessive nouns

-use singular and plural nouns with the correct verb

-use pronouns

-use adjectives and adverbs

-ue past, present, and future tense verbs

-use conjunctions

-use determiners (a, the, this, that, my many, few)

-make simple and compound sentences

-make telling and asking sentences

-capitalize dates and names of people

-punctuate sentences

-use commas in dates

-use commas when writing groups of 3

-spell first grade words

-use phonics to spell new words

-sort words into categories

-tell why words belong in categories

-tell how words are used in real life

-tell the difference between  similar verbs


Speaking and Listening

-follow rules for discussions

-talk with others

-ask questions during discussions

-tell about main ideas and details after I listen or read

-ask and answer a question about what a speaker says

-tell about people places and things

-use drawings to share what I know

-speak and write in complete sentences




-solve additon word problems

-solve subtraction word problems

-solve word problems that add three numbers

-use the commutative property (   2+3=3+2  )

-use the associative property (  2+(2+3)= 5+ (1+1) )

-fact families (2+3=5; 3+2=5; 5-3=2; 5-2)

-add within 20

-subtract within 20

-understand what the equal sign means

-tell if addition and subtraction equations are true or false

-missing addends  in addition and subtraction (5+__=6;   ___-6=4)

-count to 120

-tell how many tens and ones are in a number

-compare two digit numbers using <>=

-add or subtract 10 in my head

-put three objects in order from longest to shortest

-tell the length of an object using whole numbers

-tell time to the hour and half hour

-organize data

-ask and answer questions about data

-tell about shapes (two and three dimensional)

-draw shapes (two and three dimensional)

-use shapes to make new shapes

-divide shapes into halves and fourths

-identify place value through 100



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London, KY 40741

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