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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


  1. Prints upper and lower case letters with appropriate directionality
  2. Uses capitalization and punctuation appropriately
  3. Uses known spelling patterns and rules to approximate spelling for phonetically regular words
  4. Spells high frequency “trick” words correctly
  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. Stays on topic by linking his/her comments to the remarks of others
  4. Makes statements and asks questions that show relevant thinking
  5. Follows agreed upon rules for discussion