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1st Grade

ELA:  In 1st grade, your child will become a more independent reader and writer. Your child will
continue to learn and practice rules for recognizing the sounds that make up words and
will be able to sound out more complex words. Such foundational skills are necessary and
important components of developing proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend
a wide range of materials. Students will learn to think about what they read and talk about
the main ideas of simple stories. As they write and speak, 1st graders will learn to use
language appropriately; this includes using complete sentences and spelling words with
increasing accuracy.
Using phonics (matching letters and sounds) and
word analysis skills to figure out unfamiliar words
when reading and writing
Describing characters, settings, and major events
in a story, using key details
Getting facts and information from different writings
Writing about a topic, supplying some facts, and
providing some sense of opening and closing
Participating in shared research and writing projects
(e.g., exploring a number of “how-to” books and
using them to write a sequence of instructions)
Taking part in conversations about topics and texts
being studied by responding to the comments of others
and asking questions to clear up any confusion
Describing people, places, things, and events with
relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings
clearly and with complete sentences
Producing and expanding complete simple and
compound statements, questions, commands, and
Identifying the correct meaning for a word
with multiple meanings, based on the sentence
or paragraph in which the word is used (e.g.,
deciding whether the word
bat means a flying
mammal or a club used in baseball)
Learning to think about finer distinctions in the
meanings of near-synonyms (e.g.,
prancing, strutting, strolling, walking
A Sample of What http://benvenuees.ncpschools.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1783214&type=d&pREC_ID=2095301Your Child Will Be Working on in 1st Grade
MATH:  In 1st grade, your child will build on last year’s work and gain important new skills.
One of the most important outcomes for the year is to improve speed and accuracy
adding with a sum of 20 or less and subtracting from a number 20 or less (e.g., 17 – 8).
Another important goal in 1st grade is adding with a sum of 100 or less; this will rely on
understanding what the digits mean in a number such as 63 (namely, 63 is six tens and
three ones). Working with multi-digit addition this year will set the stage for 2nd grade,
when your child will be working with three-digit numbers and adding and subtracting
with larger numbers.
Solving addition and subtraction word problems
in situations of adding to, taking from, putting
together, taking apart, and comparing (e.g., a
taking from situation would be: “Five apples were
on the table. I ate some apples. Then there were
three apples. How many apples did I eat?”)
Adding with a sum of 20 or less, and subtracting
from a number 20 or less, for example by using
strategies based around the number 10 (e.g., to
solve 13 – 4, one can start with 13, subtract 3 to
reach 10, and then subtract 1 more to reach 9)
Quickly and accurately adding with a sum of 10 or
less, and quickly and accurately subtracting from
a number 10 or less (e.g., 2 + 5, 7 – 5)
Understanding what the digits mean in two-digit
numbers (
place value)
Using understanding of place value to add
and subtract (e.g., 38 + 5, 29 + 20, 64 + 27,
80 – 50)
Measuring lengths of objects by using a shorter
object as a unit of length
Making composite shapes by joining shapes
together, and dividing circles and rectangles into
halves or fourths
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Storyline is a collection of books read by actors.  Make your free time with your children easy, and enjoy listening to favorite stories together.
SUCCESS TIP:  Children need help and support at home to succeed in their studies. Try to create a quiet place for your child to study, and carve out time every day when your child can concentrate on reading, writing, and math uninterrupted by friends, brothers or sisters, or other distractions.