First grade standards

READING

Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

1.0

Students understand the basic features of reading.

Concepts About Print

1.1

I can match words that I hear to words that I see.

1.2

I can find the title and author of a story.

1.3

I can find letters, words, and sentences.

Phonemic Awareness

1.4

I can hear beginning, middle, and last sounds in words.

1.5

I can hear the short and long vowel sounds in words.

1.6

I can make rhyming words.

1.7

I can play with sounds in words. By changing sounds, I can make new words.

1.8

I can blend sounds.

1.9

I know all the sounds in a word.

Decoding and Word Recognition

1.10

I know the sounds and how to use them to read.

1.11

I can read my word wall words.

1.12

I can use the sound/spelling cards to read words with special spellings.

1.13

I can read compound words and contractions.

1.14

I can read words with special endings.

1.15

I can read word families.

1.16

I can read books aloud in a voice that others understand.

Vocabulary and Concept Development

1.17

I can sort words that are alike.

Reading Comprehension

2.0

Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material.

Structural Features of Informational Materials

2.1

I can understand the order of a story

Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

2.2

I can tell who is in a story and what happened in a story.

2.3

I can follow written directions.

2.4

I use the other words in a sentence to help me understand a new word.

2.5

I can predict what will happen in a story.

2.6

I make connections when I read.

2.7

I can retell the main ideas of the story.

Literary Response and Analysis

3.0

Students read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of children’s literature.

3.1

I can talk about the plot, setting, and characters in a story and put the events in order.

3.2

I know what authors and illustrators do.

3.3

I can remember, talk about, and write about books I have read.

WRITING

Writing Strategies

1.0

Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.

Organization and Focus

1.1

I can write about a topic.

1.2

I use describing words.

Penmanship

1.3

I print my letters neatly and leave spaces between words.

Writing Applications

2.0

Students write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences.

2.1

I can write different kinds of stories.

2.2

Using my senses, I can write about something real using describing words.

WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS

1.0

Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.

Sentence Structure

1.1

I write and speak using complete sentences.

Grammar

1.2

I know when to use an “s” at the end of a noun.

1.3

I can use contractions and possessive pronouns in my writing.

Punctuation

1.4

I know the three different kinds of sentences.

1.5

I use periods, exclamation marks, or question marks.

1.6

I use correct punctuation and capitals when I write.

Capitalization

1.7

I use a capital letter for the first words of a sentence, names of people, and the word “I.”

Spelling

1.8

I can spell words with short vowels and my word wall words.

LISTENING AND SPEAKING

Listening and Speaking Strategies

1.0

Students listen critically and respond appropriately to oral communication.

Comprehension

1.1

I listen carefully to others.

1.2

I ask questions when I do not understand.

1.3

I can follow two directions given by my teacher.

Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication

1.4

I can talk about one topic.

1.5

I use describing words when speaking about a topic.

Speaking Applications

2.0

Students give brief recitations and oral presentations.

2.1

I can say poems, rhymes, songs, and stories.

2.2

I can retell stories in the right order of events and answer questions about the story.

2.3

I can tell a story that happened to me.

2.4

I can describe things in detail, using my senses.