1st Grade Reading Strategy and Curriculum Standards

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1st Grade Reading Strategy and Curriculum Standards

A 1st grade reading strategy includes plenty of writing practice using language arts lessons and language arts worksheets. 1st grade students learn to write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs, developing a central idea. 1st grade reading strategy encourages them to choose a focus when writing and then use descriptive words. Writing should show that 1st grade students consider the audience and purpose. The reading teacher guides students through prewriting, research if necessary, drafting, revising, and editing successive versions. Comprehension is an important component of the 1st grade reading strategy. Children are expected to listen attentively to the reading teacher. They are prompted to ask questions for clarification and understanding. Language arts worksheets will ask students to give, restate, and follow simple two-step directions.

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1st Grade Reading Strategy and Curriculum Standards: Writing Applications - Reading Strategy

Language arts worksheets implement the 1st grade reading strategy by teaching children to identify and use singular and plural nouns, contractions, and singular possessive pronouns when writing or speaking. The reading teacher distinguishes between declarative, exclamatory, and interrogative sentences, and during language arts lessons will introduce the basic rules of punctuation and capitalization. Punctuation taught by the reading teacher during 1st grade will include periods, exclamation points, or question marks at the end of sentences. Capitalization taught as a 1st grade language arts activity will include the first word of a sentence, names of people, and the pronoun I. Language arts lessons include spelling of three-and four-letter short-vowel words and grade-level-appropriate sight words. Students listen critically and respond appropriately to oral communication. They speak in a manner that guides the listener to understand important ideas by using proper phrasing, pitch, and modulation.

Speaking orally is another important language arts activity and the 1st grade reading strategy is for children to deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests that are organized around a coherent thesis statement. The reading teacher expects the students to stay on topic and to use descriptive words for people, places, things, and events with careful attention to sensory detail. Other language arts lessons teaching the art of speaking will require students to recite poems, rhymes, songs, and stories. Students will retell stories using good grammar and relating the sequence of story events by answering who, what, when, where, why, and how questions posed by the reading teacher. Language arts lessons require 1st grade students to relate important life events and personal experiences in simple sequences while speaking.

This story is constructed using the "consonant - vowel - consonant" and "sight" words that were just taught.

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highlighted word and hear it spoken.

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1st Grade Language Arts and Reading Comprehension

Student compositions should describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences. Extensive writing practice is an essential language arts activity. The 1st grade reading strategy introduces several writing genres including brief fictional and autobiographical narratives and descriptions of experiences. Another language arts activity is to write descriptions of a real objects, people, places, and events, using sensory details. The reading teacher instructs children to print legibly, spacing letters, words, and sentences correctly. Using language arts lessons, students must learn to write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to 1st grade. Sentences used should be complete and understandable.

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*Reading Standards are defined by each state. Time4Learning bases its use of 1st grade reading standards on the national bodies that recommend curriculum and standards and the interpretations of it by a sampling of states notably Florida, Texas, and California.

 

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The lesson activity finder is one of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child.

Every lesson in the curriculum has a unique activity number, referred to in the lesson plans as an "LA Number." These numbers can be found on either the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the parent administration area.

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