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ELA-01.L

Narrative for the Language Strand:

As they move through formal schooling, students must gain control over the many conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics. They must also learn various ways to convey meaning effectively. Language standards include the rules of standard written and spoken English as well as the use of language as craft and informed choice among alternatives. The vocabulary standards focus on understanding words and phrases (their relationships and nuances) and acquiring new academic and domain-specific vocabulary. 

English grammar conventions, knowledge of language, and vocabulary extend across reading, writing, speaking, and listening and, in fact, are inseparable from these contexts. As students grow in their understanding of patterns of English grammar, they can use this knowledge to make more purposeful and effective choices in their writing and speaking and more accurate and rich interpretations in their speaking and listening.

First grade students continue learn to write upper and lower case letters and when to use capital letters in writing. They also learn about how to use basic punctuation marks, and how to use singular and plural nouns, and verbs in the past, present and future tense.

 

How to help your child with the standards in the Language Strand:

  • Engage your child in conversations every day. If possible, include new and interesting words in your conversation.
  • Read to your child each day. When the book contains a new or interesting word, pause and define the word for your child. After you're done reading, engage your child in a conversation about the book.
  • Help build word knowledge by classifying and grouping objects or pictures while naming them.
  • Help build your child's understanding of language by playing verbal games and telling jokes and stories.
  • Encourage your child to read on his own. The more children read, the more words they encounter and learn.
  • Encourage your child to write at home.  In first grade students will be using their knowledge of phonics and sight vocabulary (I, and, said, to).  You may see your child using inventive spelling (dnosr for dinosaur).  Keep encouraging your child to write the sounds he/she hears in words so they feel confident in figuring out how to write and spell words.

Resources

Calculation Method for Strands

Strands are larger groups of related standards. The Strand Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each strand to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each strand's related standards.


ELA-01.L.01

ELA Language Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Conventions of Standard English

ELA-01.L.01 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Sub-Standards:

Introduce:
a. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
b. Correctly use common homophones (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
c. Ensure subject verb-agreement.
d. Produce compound sentences.
e. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (simple subject/verb agreement).
f. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
g. Form and use the simple verb tenses (e.g., I walked, I walk; I will walk).
h. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
i. Use adjectives depending on what is to be modified.
j. Use demonstratives (that, those, these, this).
Practice:
k. Use question words (interrogatives).
l. Produce complete sentences in shared language activities.
m. Common and proper nouns.
n. Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
o. Use frequently occurring adjectives.
p. Use articles.
Display proficiency in:
q. Uppercase and lowercase letters.
r. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (and, or, but).
s. Use prepositions.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can 

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student Will ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

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Websites

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ELA-01.L.02

ELA Language Strand Logo 1st (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Conventions of Standard English

ELA-01.L.02 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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Sub-Standards:

Introduce:
a. Capitalize dates and names of people.
b. Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
c. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
d. Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
e. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
f. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil).
g. Capitalize important words in titles.
h. Form and use possessives.
i. Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
j. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
Practice:
k. Use end punctuation for sentences.
l. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
m. Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
n. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words.
o. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed and/or using spelling patterns and generalizations. (e.g., word families, position-based spelling, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts)
Display proficiency in:
p. Recognize and name end punctuation.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify end punctuation marks like a period, exclamation point and question mark .
  • I can identify words at the beginning of a sentence.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use the correct punctuation in my writing .
  • I can use common spelling patterns when writing words .
  • I can spell new words by sounding out letters and using known spelling rules.
  • I can produce a published piece of writing with correct punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

Proficiency Scale

The Student Will ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Scoring Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to:

  • Produce a piece of writing virtually free of spelling errors, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read
  • Spells difficult, untaught words phonetically
The student may write about the same topics, but the writing conventions of capitalization, punctuation and spelling are advanced according to the indicators for a Level 4.
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” Student is able to:

  • Use correct age-appropriate capitalization with minimal errors (beginning of sentences, dates and names of people)
  • Use correct age-appropriate end punctuation
  • Use conventional spelling (writer is not penalized by lengthy writing that may include more errors

The student will do a wide variety of writing opinion, informative and narrative pieces.  

Certain pieces of writing will be edited and published for an audience to read.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

The student:

  • Makes minimal errors in age-appropriate correct capitalization
  • Makes minimal errors in age-appropriate correct punctuation
  • Is merging towards conventional spelling
See Level 3 for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0  content.
1.0

The student:

  • Does not use correct age-appropriate capitalization
  • Does not use correct age-appropriate end punctuation
  • Does not use any conventional spelling
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Capital
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling patterns
  • High-frequency word

Websites


ELA-01.L.03

ELA Language Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Knowledge of Language

ELA-01.L.03 (Begins in grade 2)

ELA-01.L.04

ELA Language Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA-01.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Sub-Standards:

a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
b. Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
c. Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looked, looking).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can&

Proficiency Scale

The Student Will ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

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Websites

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ELA-01.L.05

ELA Language Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA-01.L.05 With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Sub-Standards:

a. Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
b. Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
c. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can&

Proficiency Scale

The Student Will ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

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  • LIST

Websites

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ELA-01.L.06

ELA Language Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA-01.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can&

Proficiency Scale

The Student Will ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

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Websites

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ELA-01.RF

Narrative for Reading Foundations Strand:

The Foundational Skill standards are directed toward fostering students' understanding and working knowledge of:

Concepts of Print:  Recognizing the features print (ex. a sentence begins with a capital and has punctuation at the end).

Phonological Awareness:  Understanding how spoken words work. 

Phonics and Word Study:  The relationship between letters and sounds in language.  Students will learn to recognize high-frequency words automatically. Students will also practice recognizing words with irregular spellings (sometimes refered to as sight words).

Fluency:  The ability to read smoothly and expressively.  A fluent reader is one who reads and understands what he or she is reading.  Fluency skills should increase as learners progress from beginning to advanced.  

The foundational skills standards are not meant to be taught as isolated skills. These standards are necessary and important components of an effective, comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers with the ability to comprehend what is read across a range of text types and content areas (social studies, science).  

 

How to help your child at home with the foundational skill strand:

  • Re-read favorite books to build awareness of how print works 
  • Point out and read billboards, signs, package labels and any other print encountered (playing scavenger hunt games for words)
  • Play word games, taking turns saying syllables and the partner guesses the word (el-e-phant=elephant)
  • Discuss which letters and letter combinations go with which sounds in what you and your child are reading
  • Help your child to decode (take apart) common words so that he/she becomes familiar with how to read an unknown word
  • Point out common vowel combinations, such as words that end with silent e or those that have two vowels together
  • Look for familiar parts in unknown words, then blend those parts (chunks) together to see if the word sounds familiar (the word jump is made of j+ump+ing)
  • Have your child find high-frequency words in magazines or newspapers (first graders work on recognizing the first 300 words automatically)
  • Help your child to read aloud (and re-read) text that is at his/her reading level, reading with accuracy, appropriate speed, and expression
  • Read aloud higher levels of text to your child so that he/she can hear you read with accuracy, appropriate speed, and expression

Resources

Calculation Method for Strands

Strands are larger groups of related standards. The Strand Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each strand to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each strand's related standards.


ELA-01.RF.01

ELA Reading Foundational Skills Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations
Cluster: Print Concepts

ELA-01.RF.01 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

a. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify letters, words, and sentences
  • I can recognize that words are combined to make a sentences
  • I can recognize that the first word in a sentence is capitalized
  • I can recognize that words are separated by spaces before and after them
  • I can recognize that a sentence ends with a punctuation mark (e.g., period, question mark, exclamation point)

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student Will ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • With help, a partial understanding of the simple and target content.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • Recognizes and identify specific terminology, such as:
    • First word
    • Capitalization
    • Ending punctuation
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • Identify letters, words, and sentences
  • Recognize that words are combined to make a sentences
  • Recognize that the first word in a sentence is capitalized
  • Recognize that words are separated by spaces before and after them
  • Recognize that a sentence ends with a punctuation mark (e.g., period, question mark, exclamation point)
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • Reading beyond grade level. 

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation

Websites

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ELA-01.RF.01a

 

ELA-01 Targeted Standards
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations
Cluster: Print Concepts.

ELA-01.RF.01 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

RF.01.a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation). 

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify letters, words, and sentences
  • I can recognize that words are combined to make a sentences
  • I can recognize that the first word in a sentence is capitalized
  • I can recognize that words are separated by spaces before and after them
  • I can recognize that a sentence ends with a punctuation mark (e.g., period, question mark, exclamation point)

 

Proficiency (Rubric) Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0
 
  3.5 Advanced proficiency not available (See Level 4 explanation)
3.0

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.
1.0
-See Level 3 for expectations
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill id demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

  • Letter
  • Word
  • Sentence
  • Capitalize
  • Punctuation Mark

 


ELA-01.RF.02

ELA Reading Foundations Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations/Skills
Cluster: Phonological Awareness

ELA-01.RF.02 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Sub-Standards:

a. Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
b. Orally produce single-syllable words, by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
c. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
d. Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes)

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

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Websites

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ELA-01.RF.03

ELA Reading Foundations Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations/Skills
Cluster: Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA-01.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
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Sub-Standards:

a. Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
b. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
c. Demonstrate use of beginning and ending blends
d. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
e. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
f. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
g. Read words with inflectional endings.
h. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the sounds each letter makes.
  • I can recognize long vowel sounds created using a final-e and common vowel teams.
  • I can recognize that all syllables have a vowel sound.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify and create the sounds that common letters make when they are put together (th, sh, ph).
  • I can decode words with one syllable by sounding out each letter.
  • I can decode two-syllable words by breaking them into vowel sound segments.
  • I can read words with ending added to them (-ing, -s, -ed).
  • I can read words that do not follow rules (I cannot sound them out).
  • I can spell words using the sounds I hear.
  • I can write words that do not follow rules (I cannot sound them out).

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
decodes and read words correctly with the following phonics skills in text:
  • Words with short vowel patterns (cat, sit, hen, cut)
  • Sight words found in text at the end of the emergent reading stage
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
decode and read words correctly with the following phonics skills in text:
  • Words with digraphs (sh, th, ch, ck)
  • Beginning and ending blends (bl, fr, nd, ld)
  • Long vowel patterns with silent -e (cape, bike)
  • Sight words found in text at the beginning to middle early reading stage
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
decode and read words correctly with the following phonics skills in text that is at the end of the early reading stage:
  • Words with common vowel teams
  • Two-syllable words with inflected endings (-ed, ing)
  • Sight words found in text at the end of the early reading stage
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
decode and read words correctly with the following phonics skills in text that is at the middle of the transitional reading stage:
  • Regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels
  • Words with common prefixes and suffixes
  • Words with long and short vowel patterns
  • Irregularly spelled words (sight words)

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Digraph
  • Vowel
  • Consonant
  • Final -e
  • Decode
  • Syllable
  • Sound
  • Vowel Team
  • Segment
  • Blend
  • Inflectional Ending
  • Irregular Word
  • High-frequency Word

Websites


ELA-01.RF.04

ELA Reading Foundations Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations/Skills
Cluster: Fluency

ELA-01.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Sub-Standards:

a. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
b. Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can recognize when a word I have read does not make sense within the text.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can read 1st grade text fluently and show comprehension through voice, timing, and expression.
  • I can self-correct misread or misunderstood words using context clues.
  • I can read with corrections when necessary.
  • I can read fluently (easy, smooth and automatic).

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Fluency
  • Accuracy
  • Rate
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Expression

Websites


ELA-01.RI

Narrative for Informational Reading Strand:

The primary purpose of informational text (non-fiction) is to inform the reader about the natural or social world. Different from literaure (fiction), informational text does not utilize characters.  In this strand students are expected to determine the topic (who or what the text is about).  Students will also ask and answer questions about the topic of the text and retell details from informational text they hear. 

Informational text offers a variety of structures to assist the readers in finding information quickly and efficiently. These might include a table of contents, bold or italicized text, glossaries, embedded definitions for specialized vocabulary, realistic illustrations of photos, captions and other labels, and graphs and charts. 

Continued work on reading comprehension standards will heighten student abilities to read more age appropriate informational (non-fiction) text.  Teachers use assessment and observation to determine if students are ready to progress to more challenging reading selections.  Each child is unique, so be flexible, and trust your judgment as you assist your child.  Together teachers and parents can help students make better choices when selecting books to read.  Our youngest readers benefit from rereading text and text with high repetition.  Although levels of reading determined through observation and assessment are valuable, caution is important in not confining children to a text level.  Young readers can progress through levels of text quickly, but not all children progress at the same pace, which is expected.  Increasing the frequency of reading is the highest predictor of success at any grade level. Building a child’s confidence, through successful experiences with reading, will encourage that desire to read more. Developing successful, life-long readers is our ultimate goal.

 

How to Help Your Child At Home with the Informational Text Strand:

  • Ask questions about the topic being read (What does this book tell us about bears?)
  • Go beyond just naming the topic, ask your child to tell you details about the topic 
  • Have your child retell the information on the topic they read about
  • Re-read favorite books to build fluency, comprehension and confidence
  • Discuss the informational topics you read about
  • Read aloud frequently.  Children love to listen to non-fiction stories that are more complicated than they can read on their own
  • Bring attention to bold words, captions and  glossaries that will help locate key facts or information in a text
  • Read magazines and newspapers for information and entertainment - the pictures and current event topics offer a high-interest way for readers to attemp more difficult reading than they may in a book
  • Read directions on packages, forms, games and recipes - this helps children see that we read many things to gain information
  • Make regular visits to a public library to select informational (non-fiction) reading material

 

Resources

Calculation Method for Strands

Strands are larger groups of related standards. The Strand Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each strand to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each strand's related standards.


ELA-01.RI.01

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-01.RI.01 Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text.
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Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain that a key detail is an important part of the text.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can read or listen to a story and ask and answer questions about the key details.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify key details in an informational text (who, what, when, why, how).
  • I can ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... make inferences about a fact/detail (as shown in the pictures) to help understand the text.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate some understanding of the text and mentions general facts or ideas from the text.
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • information, key detail, nonfiction, text evidence, nonfiction text features, main idea
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • identify key and supporting details in a nonfiction text ask or answer questions about details in a text
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate complete understanding of the text and includes almost all important information and main ideas from a text at the end of the early reading stage.
  • ask questions about key and supporting details in nonfiction texts
  • answer questions about key and supporting details in nonfiction texts
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate complete understanding of the story and includes important information and main ideas supported by evidence when answering literal and inferential questions about a text at the middle of the transitional reading stage.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Information
  • Nonfiction
  • Key detail
  • Text evidence
  • Nonfiction text features
  • Topic
  • Question
  • Main Idea

ELA-01.RI.02

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-01.RI.02 Identify the main topic and retell key/supporting details of a text.
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Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define main topic (who or what the text is mostly about).
  • I can define what a key detail is (who, what, where, when, why, how).

Reasoning Targets

  • I can read or listen to a story and determine the key details that are important.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify the main topic (who or what) of the text.
  • I can retell the key details of the text (who, what, where, when, why and how).

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... identify the main topic and/or retells some information with few details from the text.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... identify the main topic of a text and retell some of the important key details or events from the text.
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • topic, main idea, detail, nonfiction, fact
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • recall the main topic
    • name key/supporting detail of a text
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... identify the main topic of the text as part of retelling the important key details or events, including only the important information from a text at the end of the early reading stage.
  • identify the main topic of a text
  • retell the key and supporting details of a text
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
... identify the main idea and retells the key details to explain how those details support the main idea of a text at the middle of the transitional reading stage.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Information
  • Key Detail
  • Fact
  • Topic
  • Retell

Websites


ELA-01.RI.03

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-01.RI.03 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe a connection between two individuals in a text
  • I can describe a connection between two events in a text.
  • I can describe a connection between two ideas or pieces of information in a text.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Individual
  • Event
  • Idea
  • Connection
  • Information

ELA-01.RI.04

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-01.RI.04 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-01.RI.05

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-01.RI.05 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify and give examples of text features.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain how text features help locate key facts or information.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can locate key facts or information using text features.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Text Feature
  • Keyword
  • Bold
  • Caption
  • Heading
  • Title
  • Diagram
  • Chart
  • Photo
  • Index
  • Front cover
  • Back cover
  • Title page

Websites


ELA-01.RI.06

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-01.RI.06 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-01.RI.07

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-01.RI.07 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-01.RI.08

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-01.RI.08 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window


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