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Language Arts - 1st Grade

Reading, writing, and spelling are each taught throughout the week. Lessons are delivered to the whole group, small groups, and individuals. Students are assessed three times throughout the school year and the results determine our instruction. Students work at their own pace and with other children with similar skill levels.

       Units of Study
  • Phonemic and phonological awareness
  • Sight word study
  • Leveled reading
  • Comprehension
       Approaches to Learning
  • Independent reading
  • Small group instruction
  • Guided reading
  • Literature circles (advanced readers)
  • Partner reading
  • Games
  • Read aloud
  • Primary Phonics
  • Explode the Code
  • Readers’ Theater
  • Using Context Clues
  • Month-by-Month Phonics
  • Words Their Way
  • Portfolios
       Units of Study
  • Small moments
  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Writing reviews
  • Opinion writing
  • Writing About Reading
  • From Scenes to Series
  • Lab Reports of Science
  • Don’t Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades
       Approaches to Learning
  • Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Weekend News
  • Conventions of writing (spacing, capitals, punctuation)
  • Individual and class books on themes across the curriculum
  • Signs For Sounds: Level 1 & Level 2+
  • Portfolios