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1st Grade Language Arts


  1. Demonstrates phonological awareness
  2. Knows and applies grade level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding words
  3. Uses words, illustrations, and context clues to identify characters, setting, and events
  4. Reads with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  5. Retells stories and demonstrates understanding of the main ideas


  1. Prints upper and lower case letters with appropriate directionality
  2. Uses capitalization and punctuation appropriately
  3. Uses letter sound knowledge to spell words
  4. Identifies and uses spelling patterns
  5. Communicates ideas clearly in writing
  6. Uses elements of the writing process (brainstorms, drafts, revises, edits, publishes)
  7. Uses illustrations to match and enhance storyline

Speaking and Listening

  1. Uses appropriate volume
  2. Speaks clearly and communicates effectively
  3. Makes statements and asks questions that show relevant thinking
  4. Stays on topic by linking his/her comments to the remarks of others
  5. Follows agreed upon rules for discussion