It is recommended that teachers review activities and read the associated directions and/or lesson plan ideas prior to using them with their students. In some cases, the activities are very open-ended and are best used in conjunction with paper/pencil activities or when students are paired and working on a single computer. If the directions and/or lesson plans are not obvious, a link is provided within the description of the resource.
First grade students become more independent readers and writers. They recognize letter sounds (phonemic awareness), see letter patterns, and identify the basic features of words and how to decode them into spoken language (phonics). They sound out more complex vocabulary and comprehend the meanings of those words. They read orally and silently a variety of grade-level-appropriate classic and contemporary literature, folktales, informational text, and alphabet books. First grade students read at the target rate of 40-60 words correct per minute (wcpm). They discuss what they have read, talking about main ideas, characters, plot, and setting. They begin to write stories and other original works, and they begin to use Standard English. They recite poems, rhymes, songs, and stories, and they make short presentations.
Concepts of Print: Analyze words, recognize words, and learn to read grade-level text fluently across the subject areas.
Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed.
Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of grade-level informational and narrative (story) text including children's magazines and newspapers, dictionaries, other reference materials, online information, classic and contemporary literature, and poetry.
Making Bread — Informational story then goes into fill in the sentence.
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Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas.
Understand, learn, and use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly through orally-read stories and informational text as well as student-read stories and informational text.
Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections read aloud.
Classify categories of words (e.g., concrete collections of animals, foods, toys).
Flood — Great way to learn how to categorize words
Use context to understand word and sentence meanings.
Read to Perform a Task: Find, understand, and use specific information in a variety of texts across the subject areas to perform a task.
Read written directions, signs, captions, warning labels, and informational books.
Locate the title, name of author, name of illustrator, and table of contents.
Alphabetize a list of words by the first letter.
Read and understand simple one-step written instructions.
The Messy Attic — fun game starts out low and works up to higher levels of thinking.
Obtain information from print illustrations.
Identify text that uses sequence or other logical order (explain how informational text is different from a story).
Informational Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.
Describe new information gained from text in own words.
Answer simple written comprehension questions based on material read.
Informational Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.
Make connections and discuss prior knowledge of topics in informational texts.
Story Mapping — Great place to send students that need extra help with how to map out a story
Discuss how, why, and what-if questions in sharing informational texts.
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