Grade 1 ELA Skills Unit 3

Unit 3 Materials


Grade 1: Skills Unit 3 Teacher Guide

This Unit 3 Teacher Guide contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Unit 3, including an alignment chart between this unit and the Common Core State Standards; an introduction including planning tools, a list of strand components, goals and objectives, and an explanation of lesson format, components, and assessment; 19 lessons, including objectives, planning charts, procedures and activities, take-home material, and/or assessments; a Pausing Point; teacher resources; and the workbook answer key. By the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a fiction text read independently;
  2. Use narrative language to describe characters, setting, things, events, actions, a scene, or facts from a fiction text that has been read independently;
  3. Distinguish fiction from informational or realistic texts that are read independently;
  4. Talk about the illustrations and details from a fiction text read independently, to describe its characters, setting, or events;
  5. Read (with a partner or alone) and understand decodable text of appropriate complexity for grade 1 that incorporates the specific code knowledge taught;
  6. Orally produce single syllable words with various vowel and consonant sounds by blending the sounds;
  7. Isolate and produce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words;
  8. Segment and blend phonemes to form one-syllable words;
  9. Compare words with similar vowel sounds;
  10. Read and write the following letter-sound correspondences in words: 'sh' > /sh/, 'ch' > /ch/, 'th' > /th/ (thin), 'th' > /th/ (then), 'ng' > /ng/, 'ck' > /k/;
  11. Read and/or write one-syllable words that include letter-sound correspondences taught;
  12. Read and/or write vowel sounds spelled with vowel digraph teams, such as: /ae/ spelled ‘a_e’, /ie/ spelled ‘i_e’, /oe/ spelled 'o_e', /ue/ spelled ‘u_e’; /oo/ spelled ‘oo’; /ou/ spelled ‘ou’, /oi/ spelled 'oi', /aw/ spelled 'aw';
  13. Read and/or write Tricky Words: because, should, would, could, down;
  14. Read decodable text that incorporates the letter-sound correspondences taught with purpose and understanding;
  15. Read decodable text that incorporates the letter-sound correspondences taught with increased accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings;
  16. Use phonics skills in conjunction with context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary;
  17. Plan, draft, and edit an opinion piece in which they introduce the topic or the name of the fiction or nonfiction/informational text they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure;
  18. Plan, draft, and edit a narrative retelling of a fiction read-aloud, with a title, characters, some details regarding the plot, the use of temporal words to signal event order, and some sense of closure;
  19. 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;
  20. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly;
  21. Add drawings or other visual displays to oral or written descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings;
  22. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation;
  23. Write from memory the letters of the alphabet accurately in upper- and lowercase form;
  24. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns orally and in own writing;
  25. Identify common and proper nouns;
  26. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns orally add in own writing;
  27. Use regular present-, past- and/or future-tense verbs correctly orally and in own writing;
  28. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because) orally and in own writing;
  29. Use determiners (e.g., the, a, this, that) orally and in writing;
  30. Build simple and compound declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences orally in response to prompts;
  31. Identify and use end punctuation, including periods, question marks, and exclamation points in writing;
  32. Spell and write one-syllable words using the letter-sound correspondences taught in grade 1, using the Individual Code Chart if needed;
  33. Spell and write high-frequency Tricky Words;
  34. Write phonemically plausible spellings for words that cannot be spelled correctly with current code knowledge (e.g., write bote for boat, sum for some, hunee for honey, etc.);
  35. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because);
  36. Orally produce sounds represented by spellings;
  37. Identify the correct spelling when given a sound using the Individual Code Chart; and
  38. Sequence events from a text read independently.

Grade 1: Skills Unit 3 Workbook

This Unit 3 Workbook contains worksheets which accompany many of the lessons from the teacher guide for Unit 3.


Grade 1: Skills Unit 3 Reader "Fables"

The decodable Reader for Unit 3 is called "Fables." It is comprised of decodable versions of famous fables, most of which are originally attributable to the ancient Greek storyteller, Aesop. The stories in the CKLA program are 100% decodable, meaning they are made up entirely of spellings and Tricky Words introduced or reviewed quickly in class during previous lessons.


Grade 1: Skills Unit 1 Big Book "Fables"

In Unit 3, the teacher will work with a Big Book to engage students in the reading process. Students will also independently read in the Student Readers in this unit, so the Big Book will serve as a source for demonstration stories. Demonstration stories allow the teacher to model fluent reading and concepts of print, as well as review grammar concepts, reinforce punctuation and tricky words, and discuss important vocabulary words.


Grade 1: Skills Unit 3 Assessment and Remediation Guide

The Unit 3 Assessment and Remediation Guide contains information for teachers on instructional planning and lesson structures for levels of instructional need, and offers two sections of lessons and activities focusing on phonics and fluency & comprehension. These can be used to provide additional instruction and practice to students demonstrating some level of instructional or literacy skill educational need.

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