1st Grade

First Grade Focus Areas

English Language Arts

*Describe characters/settings/events

*Distinguish between fiction/non-fiction

*Compare/contrast stories

*Recognize features of a sentence

*Phonics-blend, isolate vowels, decode

*Write opinion piece with reasons

*Write explanatory piece with facts

*Write narrative with sequence

*Recognize a minimum of 225 sight words

*Read for fluency


*Develop an understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20

*Develop an understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones

*Develop an understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units

*Reason about attributes of, and compose and decompose geometric shapes