Learning to read is one of the most important skills that we will focus on in first grade.  Your child will be exposed to a variety of concepts and strategies that will enable them to become a successful reader.  Daily reading is key to building confidence as well as comprehension and fluency. A list of sight words will be sent home with your child.


           Content Standards for Reading:


101  Orally segment and blend words.


102  Use letter sound relationships and common word patterns to recognize words.


103  Read grade level material fluently.


104  Read high frequency words.


105  Use a variety of strategies to develop vocabulary.


106  Read and comprehend fiction and non fiction.


107  Summarize a story using literary elements (characters, setting, problem, and                     solution).


108  Self select and read non fiction materials.


109  Write key elements of a story (beginning, middle, end).


110  Use the writing process (pre-write, write, revise/edit, rewrite, and publish).


111  Write legibly using standard manuscript letter formation.


112  Speak in clear coherent sentences using English.


113  Gain information and complete tasks through listening.


114  Explore likenesses and differences of various cultures and customs.



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