Academic standards list

Grade 1 — English Language Arts & Literacy

Introduction

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Reading: Literature

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.
 
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
 
Craft and Structure
Identify words and phrases in stories or 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 reading of a range of text types.
 
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
 
(RL.1.8 not applicable to literature)
 
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.

Reading: Informational Text

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Craft and Structure
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a
 
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Reading: Foundational Skills

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF
 
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 in decoding words.
     There are 7 components within this standard.
 
Fluency
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 

Writing

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W
 
Text Types and Purposes
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
 
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
(W.1.4 begins in grade 3)
 
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
 
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use 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.
(W.1.9 begins in grade 4)
 
Range of Writing
(W.1.10 begins in grade 3)
 

Speaking & Listening

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
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.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)

Language

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
     There are 10 components within this standard.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
Knowledge of Language
(L.1.3 begins in grade 2)
 
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an
     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
 
 
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