First Grade Language Arts

Reading Focus & Skills: Concepts of print and parts of books; decoding strategies; context and picture cues; phonemic awareness; word study; sight words; just right books; fiction and nonfiction texts. Writing Focus & Skills: Writing notebooks, letters, lists and stories; rules of capitalization and punctuation; generating ideas, revising and editing in the writing process. Listening & Speaking Skills: Following multi-step directions; listening to the ideas and opinions of others; determining the difference between comments and questions; speaking clearly in conversation; using descriptive language to tell stories in sequence; asking questions, offering explanations and sharing information and opinions; speaking in front of a small group; monitoring volume and tone of voice appropriately. Highlight: Publishing Fractured Fairy Tales.