Academic standards list

Grade 1 — English/Language Arts

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Foundational Literacy

TSS.ELA.1.FL
 
Print Concepts
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
     There are 1 components within this standard.
 
Phonological Awareness
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding isolated words and in connected text.
     There are 8 components within this standard.
 
Word Composition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when encoding words; write legibly.
     There are 7 components within this standard.
 
Fluency
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Sentence Composition
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking and conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including
     There are 12 components within this standard.
 
Vocabulary Acquisition
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions
 

Reading - Literature

TSS.ELA.1.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Using graphic organizers or including written details and illustrations when developmentally appropriate, describe characters, settings, and major events
 
Craft and Structure
Identify words and phrases in stories and poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
 
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide range of text types.
 
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Either orally or in writing when appropriate, use illustrations and words in a text to describe its characters, setting, or events.
 
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories including written details and illustrations when developmentally appropriate.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
With prompting and support, read stories and poems of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
 

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.1.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
 
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Using graphic organizers or including written details and illustrations when developmentally appropriate, describe the connections between two individuals,
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 1 topic or subject area.
 
Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text.
 
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Either orally or in writing when appropriate, use the illustrations and words in a text to describe its key ideas.
 
Identify the reasons an author provides to support points in a text.
 
Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic including written details and illustrations when developmentally appropriate.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
With prompting and support, read informational texts of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
 

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.1.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Participate with varied peers and adults in collaborative conversations in small or large groups about appropriate 1st grade topics and texts.
 
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions, when appropriate, to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
 
With prompting and support, speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
 

Writing

TSS.ELA.1.W
 
Text Types and Protocol
With prompting and support, write opinion pieces introducing the topic or text, stating an opinion, supplying a reason for the opinion, and providing some
 
With prompting and support, write informative/explanatory texts, naming a topic, supplying some facts about the topic, and providing some sense of closure.
 
With prompting and support, write narratives recounting an event, including some details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings; use time order words
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
With guidance and support, produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
 
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from others, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
 
With guidance and support from adults, and in collaboration with peers, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing.
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Participate in shared research and writing projects, such as exploring a number of how to books on a given topic and using them to write a sequence of
 
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
 
Range of Writing
With guidance and support from adults, engage routinely in writing activities to promote writing fluency and build writing stamina.
 
 
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