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1 First Grade Up, Up and Away!

2 LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM READING Shared Reading Anthologies og Big Books Poetry Reading A-Z Guided Reading Groups (Levels A-I) Independent Reading Read Aloud

3 WORD STUDY Spelling Formal spelling lessons will begin 8 weeks after the start of school. Each lesson includes a required List and an optional Challenge List. We are also responsible for 20 Lifetime Words. Making Words Word Wall Phonemic Awareness Handwriting

4 Beginning Reading Expectations Students should read or be read to often, daily if possible! Recognize and produce rhyming words Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters rapidly Understand that readers look carefully at words Use a good voice-print match when reading familiar books Recognize most familiar sounds for consonants

5 What is Ahead in First Grade Reading? Sight word list containing 124 high frequency words The Word Solvers Tool Kit 1. Look at the picture. 2. Get your mouth ready. 3. Look across the word. 3. What do I know? 4. Chunk the word. 5. Look into the word. 6. What other sound can I try? 7. Does it make sense? 8. Skip the word and read on.

6 Comprehension Strategies Visualizing Making Connections Questioning i Inferring Determining Importance Synthesizing Fix-Up Strategies

7 Story Elements 1. Characters 2. Setting 3. Problem 4. Solution

8 WRITING Participate in writing workshop daily. Mini-lesson followed by independent writing Students will be encouraged to actively use the word wall. Students will be encouraged to use First Grade Spelling say the word slowly and write all the sounds they hear.

9 WRITING (cont.) Students will have exposure to the following types of writing in a whole group situation 1.Narrative 2Expository 2.Expository 3. Persuasive A i i i l ill b k i h F ll d A narrative writing sample will be taken in the Fall and again in the Spring.

10 WRITING (cont.) Students will complete one writing project using all five steps in the Writing Process. Pre-writing Rough Draft (Sloppy copy) Revision Editing (with a light touch) Publication

11 Writing Expectations By the end of the year students should be able to choose a topic and write multiple l sentences 1. that express a complete thought 2. that have appropriate ending punctuation 3. using capital letters where needed 4. using proper word spacing 5. using word wall words spelled correctly First Grade spelling is okay!

12 A Final Note Building a strong reading and writing foundation in First Grade is imperative!

13 MATH Money Values Exchanging Money Hundreds Chart Place Value Machine Math

14 MATH Reading and Writing 4 digit numbers Fractions Math Addition Facts Ruler Use

15 SOCIAL SCIENCE School Days At Home with My Family Living in a Community In and Around the Land My Country, My Heroes My World Near and Far

16 HEALTH Unit A Health and You - Families, Friends, and You Unit B Your Growing Body - Healthful Foods Unit C Staying Clean and Fit - Stay Safe Unit D Medicines and Drugs Stay Well Unit E Be Health Wise A Clean Earth

17 SCIENCE Animal Hall of Fame What s Up Science in the Toy Box How does Your Garden Grow

18 Trips and Special Projects Curriculum-related field trips: To be determined Examples of curriculum-related projects: Sick Day Earth Day Black History

19 GRADING SCALE E+ =100% E = 95 99% E- = 90 94% S+ = 85 89% S = 70 84% S- = % U = 64 and below

20 EXPLANATION OF SCALE Receiving letter grades on a report card will be a new experience for your first grade child this year. In our grading g system four factors are considered: 1) ability to work independently 2) individual improvement, 3) quality of work 4) consistency of performance.

21 EXPLANATION OF SCALE Grades are given for many different things; worksheets, participation in class discussions,,guided reading ggroups, tests, cooperative games, books made in class, etc. The grade your child receives on his/her report card will reflect all of these activities.

22 EXPLANATION OF SCALE A grade of E indicates that your child listens carefully to directions the first time they are given and independently completes work without additional explanation or reminders consistently understands new instructional concepts consistently produces high-quality work consistently uses understanding of new concepts in other related areas consistently demonstrates problem solving and creative thinking skills

23 EXPLANATION OF SCALE A grade of S indicates that your child may need directions to be repeated or additional explanations given. Listening skills are satisfactory at this time, but are still developing. usually understands new instructional concepts usually produces satisfactory work usually uses understanding of new concepts in other related areas shows evidence of problem solving and creative thinking skills

24 EXPLANATION OF SCALE A grade of U indicates that your child requires frequent individual help to complete work; has poor listening skills requires significant modifications to the assignments in order to be successful produces work of inconsistent quality needs frequent re-teaching and additional practice is not able to apply understanding of new concepts in other related areas.

25 EXPLANATION OF SCALE Please note that not all assignments receive a letter grade. Many papers are simply pypractice work completed with the group and will be given a star, smiley face, sticker, etc.

26 THANK YOU It is an honor and a privilege to serve your children!

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