First Grade
Common Core-
Language Arts

 

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Miscellaneous

 

  1. Sight Words ( video plays twice 5 min.

  2. Sight Words (Months, Days of the week etc.

  3. Language Arts 1st Grade Activities-Download activities for Students to work at home. 4 Star

  4. Teachers Tool box -More Sight Word websites

  5. Education Place Pre-K–8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support

  6. Kids Port- Great site to assist in all areas

  7. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    -  the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas  
    4 Star

  8. STARFALL    Great sight for kids to learn from.

  9. Double Consonants   (game)

Reading For Literature

 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

1.  Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  1. I Can Wash Dishes - The pictures on this sheet are supposed to tell a story but are in the wrong order.
  2. Sequencing - Choose from a long list of sequencing activities at Quia.
  3. Sequence of Events - arrange events in chronological order. (Author - Lois Davis)
  4. Sequence the Story - (drag the pictures in the correct order) Students can have the story read to them if necessary.
  5. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Picture Order and then put the pictures in order to tell the story. (three pictures are presented at a time)
  6. Three Stories from the Little Animals Activity Centre - The stories are read to students, and choices must be made during the story. Give your students the opportunity to retell these stories.
  1. Stories Online - online reading resource links - uses Guided Reading levels as an indicator .
  2. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.
  3. Children's Storybooks -You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults 4 Star
  4. Flashlight Readers-Play cool games and activities that take you into your favorite books.

 

2.  Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson

3.  Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Craft and Structure

 

 

4.  Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses

  1. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  2. Poetry Idea Engine-Get your poetry juices flowing with the Poetry Idea Engine. Created with GoCyberCamp, this activity will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more!

5.  Explain major differences between books that tell stories & books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

6.  Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

7.  Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

  1. Book Pals Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild. On line streaming video with many special affects. This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages. 4 Star
  2. Character Scrapbook-Use this readers response activity to analyze the characters in any book.  Print and collect your scrapbook pages.

8.       (Not applicable to literature)

9.  Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

10.  With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.

 

Reading for Informational Text

 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

1.  Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  1. How Animals Meet Their Needs-Learn about different animals and their needs.
  2. Animals-Click on the animals to learn some facts!

2.  Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

3.  Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Craft and Structure

 

 

4.       Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

  1. Discussing Non-Fiction-Learn about non-fiction texts.

5.       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.

6.       Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

7.  Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

 

8.  Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

9.  Identify basic similarities in & differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

10. With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

 

Reading Strand: Foundational Skills

 

Print Concepts

 

 

1.   Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

 

  1. Magical Capitals-Help the fairy capitalize the sentence.  Click on the letters that should be capitalized.
  2. Capitalization- Mr. Anker tests capitalization
  3. Punctuation Pals Storybook-listen to a story about punctuation marks. (can be read to you)
  4. Punctuation Pals Game-put the punctuation marks where they belong. (can be read to you)
  5. Punctuation Playground-The sentences are missing punctuation marks.  Click the sentence to make corrections.
  6. Punctuation-Choose the correct punctuation and splat it into the gaps in the sentence.

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

Phonological Awareness

 

 

2.       Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

  1. Gawin's Word -Help Gawain blend words! Awesome reading game 4 Star
  2. Sandcastle Quiz - Build a sandcastle and get to know the common spelling patterns for the following vowels; ow/ou, oy/oi, ar/a/al, oo/u, air/are/ear, or/ore/oar/war, aw/au/augh/al, ir/ur/er, ear/eer/ere, or all phonemes
  3. Use the Wordmaker from Read-Write-Think - select an ending sound then make words with that ending sound.
  4. Consonant Blends - find the blend that matches the picture.
  5. Beginning and ending sounds, plus digraphs - concentration style games.
  6. Use the Wordmaker from Read-Write-Think - select an ending sound then make words with that ending sound
  7. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word.
  8. Magic Pencil - see, and hear, an animation of the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa.
  9. Phoneme Practice polish up on some family words and help Mr. Tree began to bud his spring flowers.   3 Star
  10. End Sounds - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  11. Word Families - create new words from word endings
  12. Sound it out - Click on the word that the cat says aloud. (warning-British accent may confuse some students)
  13. Between the Lions -This site will allow the student to under stand the meaning of words.
  14. Drag and Spell - Drag a vowel sound into the slot to spell the word correctly. Use the slow/fast slider to increase the challenge. Drag the vowels to finish the words before your time runs out.  (sound effects only)
  15. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  16. Decode using letter sound matches Smart board software is required to use this lesson SB Created by: Tiffany Simmons
  17. Match beginning sound Type in the beginning sound of each picture.
  18. Vowel Practice - activity sheets to print for your students to practice following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and all phonemes.
  19. Vowel Practice - print worksheets to practice the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa
  20. Short Vowel Words - Find the short vowel words that match the pictures.
  21. Alphabet Antics-Math the letter sound to the correct letter on the coconut.
  22. Word Blender Game-Help Wordblender by choosing the start and end sounds for each word.
  23. Dog's Letter Pit-Click on the dog to make him jump in the letter pit, then spell the word you hear.

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).

Phonics and Word Recognition

 

 

3.       Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Learn to Read - (Don't use the Back button. Close the Learn to Read page to return to i4c.) Easy to read stories that focus on a particular vowel sound along with quizzes on the same vowel. Long and short vowels included.15 separate stories and quizzes.
  2. Snap It - How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Your chance to beat the clock and collect the snaps. When you see a pair click Snap! But don't get Snap happy - if you get it wrong, you lose a point
  3. Target Tests and Target Lessons that Teach Phonics - can print these out and use as posters
  4. Beginning Consonant Digraphs - select the correct digraph
  5. Vowel Digraphs - select correct digraph to match picture
  6. Ending Digraphs - select the correct digraph ending
  7. Long Vowel Words - Find the short and long vowel words that match the pictures
  8. Long Vowel Sounds a, i, o - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  9. Long Vowel Sounds e, u - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  10. Long Vowels - Show what you know about the different long vowel sounds.
  11. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word. Outstanding 4 Star
  12. Spelling City Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    - contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. - uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence - a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention - teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    - students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    - teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    - the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas
    4 Star
  13. Samson - Sight words that will articulate to your students. 4 Star
  14. The Word Wheel 1-is multimedia tool for pupils to explore and develop their skill at blending phonemes in CVC words. The application consists of two wheels, one contains four onsets and the other holds four rimes.
    PDF down load lesson
  15. The Word Wheel 2
  16. Word Wheel 2is multimedia tool for pupils to explore and develop their skill at blending phonemes in words with clusters.
    PDF down load lesson

 

  1. CVC Maker CVC Maker-The CVC maker is a simple to use application. It can support open ended work as pupils explore the different CVC words that can be made. A word can be added to word list in the word play activity and lists printed off. PDF down load lesson

  2. Spell the word -You will find a website that will allow you to spell quite a few words only 3 letters long. Cute but has a strong English accent. 3 Star

  3. Smart Board Lesson Created by: Angie Bechstine SB

  4. Activity Smart Board You will find a lesson designed in smart board technology allowing you to determine the order of events for a day. SB This was Lesson was created by: Sandra Grande

  5. Critter Jumble Given a list of words, figure out which word has all those letters, click and drag letters to spell Out standing website 4 Star

  6. Print and Do - Make your own Scrapbook of words and collect a different page each week! Slither your way round Jake the snake or try your luck at Domino sounds and Silly sentences.

  7. Crossword Puzzles for Young Children - Each week a new puzzle with Dolch words. Clues and hints included. Excellent first start for children learning to work crossword puzzles!

  8. What's the Word - Build vocabulary by matching words with pictures.

  9. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.

  10. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.

  11. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words

  12. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy A You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB

  13. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy B You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB

  14. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy C You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB

  15. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy D You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB

  16. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy E You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB

  17. Animation Words   You will view words that must be matched with the correct animation.  Different concept!  SB

a.        Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.

b.       Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

c.        Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

d.       Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.

e.       Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.

f.         Read words with inflectional endings.

g.        Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

Fluency

 

 

4.       Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read along Stories You will find Stories that will be read to young children 3 Star
  2. StarFall -Great site to allow students to learn from 4 Star

a.        Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

b.       Read on-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.

Writing

 

Text Types and Purposes

 

 

1.       Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!

2.       Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

3.       Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Production and Distribution of Writing

 

 

4.       (Begins in grade 3)

 

5.       With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

  1. Writing runway -Outstanding site for teachers to work with. The adult enters the target sentence. Read the sentence with the children and then press the blue button. The students then must place the sentence in order on the runway. 4 Star
  2. Build a Sentence -Words are presented to you out of order. You must place them in order and complete the puzzle. 4 Star
  3. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.
  4. Scholastic Story Starter-Generate and create a story starter.
  5. Story Jumper-Create your own story and publish it.

 

6.       With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

 

 

7.       Participate in shared research & writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

 

8.       With guidance & support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

9.       (Begins in grade 4)

Range of Writing

 

 

10.    (Begins in grade 3)

 

Speaking and Listening

 

Comprehension and Collaboration

 

 

1.       Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

 

a.        Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b.       Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

c.        Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.

2.       Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

3.       Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

4.       Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

  1. Listening Memory Game-Match the Emotions.  This game is tricky: to make a match, you much match the emotion behind the words—even if the words themselves are different.
  2. Fill in the Blanks-complete the sentences.

5.       Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

6.       Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 26 for specific expectations.)

Language Strand

 

Conventions of Standard English

 

 

1.       Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  2. Irregular Plurals - Match the related words, singular to plural
  3. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  4. Plural Nouns - add s or es

 

a.        Print all upper- and lowercase letters.

b.       Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.

c.        Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).

d.       Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their; anyone, everything).

e.       Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, & future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).

f.         Use frequently occurring adjectives.

g.        Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).

h.       Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives).

i.         Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).

j.         Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.

2.       Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

a.        Capitalize dates and names of people.

b.       Use end punctuation for sentences.

c.        Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.

d.       Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.

e.       Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.

Knowledge of Language

 

 

3.       (Begins in grade 2)

 

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

 

4.       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.

  1. Word Master-Use the clues from the sentence to fill in the missing word from the sentence.
  2. Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study Analogies
  3. Synonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5.  Homophones
  6. Vocabulary
  7. Reading Comp
  8.  Language Arts
  9. Spelling
  10. A... Synonym Toast -Synonyms - Game 1
  11. B... Super Synonyms -Synonyms - Game 2
  12. C... Synonym Challenge- Synonyms - Game 3
  13. E... Thesaurus Tangle -Synonyms - Game 5
  14. G... Rocket to the Moon- Synonyms - Game 7
  15. H... Synonym Jig Words -Synonyms - Game 8
  16. I... Synonym Match- Synonyms - Game 9
  17. J... Synonym Match 2 -Synonyms - Game 10
  18. M... Word Trap 1 -Synonym Columns 3
  19. N... Word Trap 2 -Synonym Columns 4
  20. O... Synonym Quiz- Synonym Columns 5
  21. P... Synonym Fill-ins- Synonym Hangman
  22. Q... Synonyms Double Rhyme  
  23. Beginner Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  24.  
  25. Intermediate Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  26.  
  27. Advanced Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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., looks, looked, looking).

5.       With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

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 adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.

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