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English Language Arts

Fundations Scope and Sequence- Level 1

 

Unit 1

Letter-Keyword-Sound for consonants

Letter-Keyword-Sound for short vowels

Letter Formation for lower-case letters

Alphabetical order

Sound recognition for consonants and short vowels

 

Unit 2

Phonemic awareness skills: sound manipulation (initial, final, medial)

Blending and reading three-sound short vowel words

Segmenting and spelling three-sound short vowel sounds

Sentence dictation procedures: capitalization, punctuation (period) and proofreading procedures

Story retelling in detail and sequence

High frequency trick words: the, a, and, is, his, of

Sample words: map, lit, job, fix, quit

 

Unit 3

Phoneme segmentation

Concept of consonant diagraph, keywords, and sounds: wh, ch, sh, th, ck

Spelling of ck at end of words

Punctuation (question mark)

Narrative story form: character, setting, main events

Reading with accuracy and prosody

Retelling with picture notes and visualization

High frequency trick words: as, has, to, into, we, he, she, be, me, for, or

Sample words: wish, chop, sock

 

Unit 4

Bonus letter spelling rule; ff, ll, ss, and sometimes zz

Glued sounds: all

Narrative story form: character, setting, main events

Punctuation: exclamation point, quotation marks

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: you, your, I, they, was, one, said

Sample words: hill, puff, bill, miss, call

 

Unit 5

Glued sounds: am, an

Reading with accuracy and prosody

Proofreading

High frequency trick words: from, have, do, does

Sample words: ham, can, fan

 

Unit 6

Baseword and suffix with the suffix –s

Pluralization

Narrative fiction vs. informational books

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: were, are, who, what, when, where, there, here

Sample words: hills, bugs, chills

 

Unit 7

Glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

Blending and reading words with ng or nk

Segmenting and spelling words with ng or nk

Narrative fiction vs. informational books

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: why, by, my, try, put, two, too, very, also, some, come

Sample words: bang, bank, pink, chunks

 

Unit 8

Consonant blends and diagraph blends

Blending and reading words with up to four sounds

Segmenting and spelling words with up to four sounds

Suffix –s added to words with up to four sounds

R-controlled vowel sounds: ar, or, er, ir, ur

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: would, could, should, her, over, number

Sample words: bump, stash, bled, past, pinch, shrug, steps

 

 

Unit 9

Closed syllable concept with short vowels

Closed syllable vs. open syllable

Vowel team sounds for: ai, ay, ea, ee, ey, oi, oy

Narrative fiction vs. informational books

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: say, says, see, between, each

Sample words: click, chunk, sniffs

 

 

Unit 10

Segmenting and blending up to five sounds

Suffix –s added to words with five sounds

Suffixes –ed, -ing added to unchanging basewords with closed syllables

Vowel team sounds for: oa, oe, ow, ou, oo, ue, ew, au, aw

Narrative fiction vs. informational books

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: any, many, how, now, down, out, about, our

Sample words: stump, clasp, strap, slashing, blended

 

 

Unit 11

Vowel-consonant-e syllable in one-syllable words

Long vowel sounds

Narrative fiction vs. informational books

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: friend, other, another, none, nothing

Sample words: stove, hope, caves

 

 

Unit 12

Concept of syllable in multisyllabic words

Compound words

Syllable division rules

Reading and spelling words with two closed syllables or closed and v-e syllables

Reading with accuracy and prosody

Paragraph structure

High frequency trick words: people, month, little, been, own, want, Mr. ,Mrs.

Sample words: sunset, finish, reptile

 

 

Unit 13

Suffix –s, -ing, -ed added to multisyllabic words

Suffixes –es added to basewords with closed syllables

Reading with accuracy and prosody

High frequency trick words: work, word, write, being, their, first, look, good, new

Sample words: trombones, picnics, boxes, finishes

 

 

Unit 14

Review of word structure and concepts

Review of sentence construction and proofreading

Review narrative vs. informational text

High frequency trick words: water, called, day, may, way

Sample words: blinks, slashing, blended, disrupted, insisting, disputes

 

 

Good Habits, Great Readers is based on the following seven units of study:

Unit 1-Great Readers See Themselves as Readers-

This unit teaches students to care for books, choose books that match their reading level and interests, and build reading stamina.

Unit 2-Great Readers Make Sense of Text-

This unit teaches students to make predictions and ask questions, while reading.  Students are taught to summarize and retell what they have read.  They also work on problem-solving unfamiliar words.

Unit 3-Great Readers Use What They Know-

In this unit students begin to make connections, activate background knowledge, build vocabulary, and make inferences.

Unit 4-Great Readers Understand How Stories Work-

In this unit students will begin to understand story grammar, identify literary devices, and use text features.

Unit 5-Great Readers Read to Learn-

In this unit students will learn essential skills for reading and learning from nonfiction.  They will begin to identify text features and structures for nonfiction books.

Unit 6-Great Readers Monitor and Organize Ideas and Information-

In this unit students will learn essential skills for keeping track of information.  They will learn how to take notes in order to monitor and organize the ideas presented in fiction, and nonfiction.  They will also learn how the strategy of visualizing can increase their understanding of the text.

Unit 7-Great Readers Think Critically About Books-

In this unit students will use a variety of skills to evaluate both fiction and nonfiction.

Social Studies

Big Ideas and Content:

Unit 1: School Days

-Students learn many new things in their classrooms

-School workers and students have important jobs in school                                                                             

-Students help each other at school

-Working together and following directions get the job done                                                                          

-Breaking rules lead to consequences

-Schools today are different from long ago                                                                                                                  

-Key Vocabulary: teacher, school, rule, group, map

Unit 2: At Home with My Family

-All families grow and change, ways families change                                                                                              

-Similarities between families today and long ago

-Families work together to meet their needs and wants

-Families have unlimited wants but limited resources to satisfy their needs                                                  

-Key Vocabulary: family, change, money, choice, holiday

Unit 3: Holidays and Cultural Celebrations

-Different cultures have common characteristics

-Personal identity is shaped by one's culture, by groups, and by institutions                                                           

-Children in other countries celebrate in some ways that are similar and different from our own                 

-Communication helps people get along

-Know key traditions and symbols of holidays

Unit 4: In and Around the Land

-People shape the physical environment

-Different kinds of land and water

-Ways that people conserve natural resources

-People depend on land and water

-Resources are changed into consumer goods

-Key Vocabulary: resource, farm, recycle

Unit 5: My Country, My Heroes

-Heroes inspire us to take actions to make our dreams come true, the characteristics of a hero                 

-George Washington as an American hero and the country's first president

-Voters in America have a lot of power (and responsibility), the voting procedure, how the process of voting and elections impacts their lives

-Where you live shapes who you are                                                                                                                         

-Difference between a country and a state, the name of our country and state

-There are fifty states in the US

-Key Vocabulary: flag, country, state, history, President, law

Unit 6: My World Near and Far

-Different cultures have common characteristics, children in other countries live, play, and work much as we do

-Personal identity is shaped by one's culture                                                                                                           

-The world has many different and interesting people

-We trade goods with people around the world

-Communication helps people solve problems and get along

-Key Vocabulary: world, globe, continent, language

 

Math

First Grade Math

Module 1:  Sums and Differences to 10

Module 2:  Introduction to Place Value through Addition and Subtraction

Module 3:  Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers

Module 4:  Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40

Module 5:  Identifying, Composing, and Partitioning Shapes

Module 6:  Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100

Science

First Grade Science

Unit 1:  Insects

Unit 2: Balance & Motion

Unit 3: Pebbles Sand & Silt