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1 First Grade Virtual Curriculum Night If you have any questions, please feel free to your child’s teacher or post on the 1st Grade blog.
2 ReadingIn first grade, students are surrounded with a language rich environment. Our goal at Bolin is to help children develop an understanding of letters and their sounds, how putting letters together in certain patterns can make words, and how using words together can form sentences that convey meaning. Understanding the meaning of what is read is one of our strongest focuses for our students. Reading without understanding the meaning is just word calling.Unit 1 – Readers Grow Good HabitsStudents will develop comprehension using a flexible range of metacognitive (thinking) and reading skills/strategies to become a self-directed, critical reader. Students will be taught many strategies such as:*Check for understanding*Monitor and fix-up*Back up and reread*Cross Checking(Does it make sense? Does it sound right? Does it look right?)*Do the words and picture match?
3 Unit 2 – Becoming Fluent Readers and Building Schema Students will build a strong foundation for developing comprehension. The above strategies will be carried over and new strategies and vocabulary will be learned such as:* building schema (background knowledge) and connections*Previewing and predicting from pictures*Distinguishing between different types of genres : Folktales, Fiction, Non-fiction*Retelling a story's beginning, middle and end with attention to sequence of events.*Connecting the meaning of a well known story to personal experience (text to self, text to text, text to world connections)Reading Strategies:*Set a purpose for reading*Emphasize high frequency words*Skip a word and come back*trade a word/guess a word that makes senseFluency and Vocabulary:*Use punctuation to aide in fluency*Recognize the distinguishing features of sentence.Unit 6 – Synthesizing All We’ve LearnedLight Energy, Heat Energy, Sound Energy
4 *Use pictures, illustrations, diagrams to gain meaning of words in text. *Recognize interesting words in text.Unit 3 – Story ElementsCharacter, setting, plot, problem, solution, beginning, middle, end. As the story elements are taught they will be tied into:Comprehension:*Continue to build on skills and strategies previously modeled and practiced (text to self, text to text, text to world connections, purpose, and retelling a story)*In Literary Fiction, recognize story elements and make character to self connections.*Identify sensory details in Literary Fiction to create a picture or mental image to help with comprehension.*Use Main idea and supporting details to determine importance of story elements.Reading Strategies:*Revisit and practice reading and self monitoring strategies*Set a purpose for reading
5 Fluency and Vocabulary: *Voracious Reading*Read and reread 'good fit' books*Reflect syntax, meaning, and punctuation through appropriate phrasing and expression in oral reading*Recognize and read compound words*Retell or act out important events in a storyUnit 4 – Digging Deeper – Infer and PredictStudents will learn that some meaning isn’t said straight out but instead must be inferred by gathering meaning from the text. Students will also learn to predict by text and picture clues to help them develop ideas about what could be a possible occurrence as the story continues. These skills will be taught through:Comprehension:*Readers understand that asking questions deepens their own comprehension.*Students will predict what will happen and use text to confirm.*Student will learn to infer in a story and use text to confirm.
6 Reading Strategies:*Read base words with inflectional endings -ed, -ing*Read/understand meaning of contractions*Use sounds related to consonant clusters/ diagraphs/ suffixes to monitor and self-correct reading*Set a purpose for readingFluency and Vocabulary:*Use base words and suffixes to determine meaning*Use prior knowledge (schema) and context to predict and confirm meaning of synonyms and antonymsUnit 5 – Non-FictionStudents will become familiar with features of non-fiction text such as: headings, captions, table of contents, index, glossary, and labels. These things will be taught through:Comprehension:*Distinguish the features/purpose of fiction and non- fiction*Use text features of non-fiction to locate information.*Use previous comprehension strategies to determine important parts of text and to answer questions/synthesize text for themselves and others.
7 Analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusion to *Analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusion to restate main idea, order of events in an informational text/expository text.*Follow multi-step directions with picture clues and explain signs/symbols in informational textReading Strategies:*Read/understand meaning of contractions with is and not*Use sounds related to vowel diphthongs and r-controlled vowels to solve words while reading* Homophones*Set purpose for readingFluency and vocabulary:*Reflect meaning through phrasing and expression*Awareness of the function of punctuation*Use multiple sources of information to support fluency and phrasing*Use prior knowledge and context to predict/confirm meaning*Ask someone to define a word for you*Use resource tools to locate information
8 Unit 6 – Synthesizing All We’ve Learned Students will learn that synthesizing is a deeper understanding of information by using many strategies at a time and in a repeated way so that they can adjust their thinking and understanding about what they are reading as they obtain new information from the text. This will be taught through:Comprehension:*Readers monitor overall meaning, important concepts, and themes in texts as they read, understanding that their thinking evolves in the process (synthesis).*Author studies*Media LiteracyReading Strategies:*Review and reteach earlier lessons as needed.Fluency/Vocabulary:
9 Word WorkIn first grade, students are expected to identify, read, and spell commonly used word families (word chunks). We will also learn to identify, read, and spell first grade sight words.Unit 1 – Attending to the Basics and Short Vowelsfocus on phonemic awareness review and handwritingUnit 2 – Blendsblend sounds to form syllables and wordsUnit 3 – Consonant Digraphs and Contractionsconsonant digraphs including ch, sh, etc.contractions include can’t, don’t, etc.Unit 4 - Long Vowels and PluralsUnit 5 – Vowel Digraphs and R Controlled Vowelsvowel Digraphs - ow (bow), oo (moon), etc.R Controlled Vowels – er (butter), ir (shirt), etc.Unit 6 - Compound Words and Vowel Diphthongsidentify and read common compound words (e.g., football) vowel diphthongs including oy, ou, etc.
10 Writing Write how-to text from own experiences, functional writing, In first grade, students will engage in the writing process, communicate ideas in writing, focus on grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and penmanship.Unit 1 – We Are All WritersSetting up a Writer’s Workshop*building independent writing behaviorsUnit 2 – Capturing Small MomentsTell, draw, and write personal stories focused on smallmoment ideas*sequencing, preparing for publication, revise bychanging leads and headingsUnit 3 – Expanding on Personal NarrativesExpand stories from personal and small moments*revise by inserting details, prepare for publicationUnit 4 – Intros to Genres and Non-FictionWrite how-to text from own experiences, functional writing,writing letters, writing for a purpose
11 Unit 5 – Teaching Skills and Strategies All Writers Need Writing and speaking for a varieties of audiences*recording words for decoding, focus on highfrequency wordsUnit 6 – Poetry and Authors as MentorsFinding writing mentors in all authors*character development, setting/plot, dialogue, puttingpowerful though in tiny packagesWriting Samples for Allen ISD are taken at three times during the course of a school year.*We will collect the samples during Unit 1, Unit 4, andUnit 6. These samples follow your child throughouttheir entire school career.Writing with your child at home helps improve print awareness. If a child is writing, they are also reading. Any chance your child has to write at home will help improve their writing endurance, spelling, and will also encourage them to read more.
12 SpellingIn first grade, students will begin having spelling homework and a spelling test on Fridays starting the week of September 16th. Each week we will have a spelling rule that your child will be responsible for working with to create words. We will be modeling and using the rules in school and teaching many strategies that your child will be able to use at home for this. They will need to know the rule for their spelling assessment on Friday. They will be given a list of words to write using that spelling rule. We will not send home a list of words to be memorized.On Friday, the teacher will say a word with the spelling rule. The students will repeat the word, break the word apart sound by sound, and then write it on their paper. As the year progresses, we may have your child come up with their own words on the part of the test.In addition to the words for the chunks there will be 3 – 5 sight words for your child to learn each week.Please see the link below for additional information about our new spelling program.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzBt85RPefpfNQrpjX944uw
13 ScienceIn first grade, students observe and describe the natural world using their five senses. Students do science as inquiry in order to develop and enrich their abilities to understand the world around them in the context of scientific concepts and processes. Students develop vocabulary through their experiences investigating properties of common objects, earth materials, and organisms.STEMSCOPES: new online curriculum – The students will receive logins. Stemscopes will be used in class, as well as for flipped curriculum lessons (lessons viewed at home). It will provide additional resources for extended learning at home.Unit 1 – Scientists and their InvestigationsScience Journals, Science Safety*science tools lab, experiments: magic capsule, sink or floatUnit 2 – Force & MotionWays Objects Move, Magnets*experiment: Margie MagnetUnit 3 – Weather WatchersObserving Weather, Air Moving, Seasons*experiment: moving air
14 Unit 4 – SpaceObjects in the Sky, Day & NightUnit 5 – Changes in MatterClassifying Matter, Heat Changes*experiments: hot chocolate , popsicleUnit 6 – EnergyLight Energy, Heat Energy, Sound EnergyUnit 7 – Living and NonlivingUnit 8 – EnvironmentInterdependence in Terrariums & Aquariums, Pet/Care Giver,Interdependence through animals using plants for shelter,Interdependence through food chainsUnit 9 – AnimalsWhere Animals Live, How Animals Move, What & How Animals EatUnit 10 – Life CyclesLife Cycle of a Frog and a Fish, Parent / Offspring ResemblanceUnit 11 – ConservationUnit 12 – Parts of a Plant*experiments: growing bean seedsUnit 13 – Rocks, Soil & Natural ResourcesSoil, Sources of Water, Rocks and Usefulness of Resources
15 Social StudiesIn first grade, students will learn about different aspects of society and their role in the world around them. Students will develop vocabulary that pertains to the social aspects of our world. Social studies will be incorporated into our ELA units.Unit 1: Maps, Citizenship, Authority Figures, Basic Human NeedsUnit 2: Folktales and Legends, Public Officials, and VotingUnit 3: Goods and Services and Celebration of Holiday CustomsUnit 4: Inventors and Historical FiguresUnit 5: Texas and Patriotic SymbolsUnit 6: Landforms and Natural Resources
16 MathIn first grade, students are expected to become problem solvers and use mathematics efficiently and effectively in their daily lives. Math fluency is the key to success in your child’s math development.enVisionMATH: new online curriculum – The students will receive logins. EnVisionMATH will be used in class, with student consumable workbooks, as well as for flipped curriculum lessons (lessons viewed at home). It will provide additional resources for extended learning at home.Unit 1 – CalendarPractice on a routine basisUnit 2 – Number SenseInstantly identify numbers up to ten and show a number inmany ways, compose (put numbers together, up to 10)Unit 3 – Number PatternRecite numbers forward and backward between 1 and 120Skip count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s up to 120.Unit 4 - MoneyIdentify U.S. coins, including pennies, nickels, dimes andquarters
17 Math Unit 5 – Place value to 99 Unit 6 - Comparing and Ordering Using Place Value to 99Unit 7 – EstimationUnit 8 – Add and subtract to 10, Concrete and PictorialUnit 9 - Add/Subtract to 10, Number Sentences and EquationsUse objects and pictorial models to solve wordproblems involving joining, separating, and comparing setsUnit 10 – 2D FiguresUnit 11 – 3D FiguresUnit 12 – FractionsUnit 13 - Add and subtract to 20, Concrete and PictorialUnit 14 - Add/Subtract to 20, Number Sentences and EquationsUnit 15 – Data/GraphsCollect, sort, and organize dataUse data to create picture and bar type graphsUnit 16 – Place Value to 120Unit 17 - Comparing and Ordering using Place Value to 120Unit 18 - Number Patterns with Larger Numbers up to 99Unit 19 – Measuring LengthUnit 20 – TimeUnit 21 – Personal Finance