GRADE ONE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY - COMMON CORE STANDARDS
In Grade One, your child will build important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students will continue to learn the letters and sounds that make up words. They will think, talk, and write about what they read in stories, articles, and other sources of information. In their writing, students will work on putting together clear sentences on a range of topics using a growing vocabulary.
Activities in these areas will include:
- Reading stories and showing they understand the lesson or moral of the story
- Asking and answering questions about a story, including characters, settings, and major events
- Comparing and contrasting the experiences of different characters
- Identifying the reasons an author gives to support a point
- Explaining differences between texts that tell stories and texts that provide information
- Learning and using new words
- Participating in class discussions by listening, responding to what others are saying, and asking questions
- Describing people, places, things, and events, expressing feelings and ideas clearly
- Learning basic rules of spoken and written English
- Working with others to gather facts and information on a topic
- Writing to describe an event, provide information on a topic, or share an opinion
In Grade One, students will read stories and poems. Additionally, they will read to learn information about history, the world, science, and other areas.
Writing tasks in Grade One may include short compositions that tell a story, share an opinion, or present information. Please review the grid below to see a few examples of how your child will develop important writing skills across grade levels.
This overview for English Language Arts provided by the Council of the Great City Schools, reflects how the Common Core State Standards have guided our development of a rich and comprehensive curriculum for our students.