Grade 1: Skills Unit 1 Workbook

This Unit 1 Workbook contains worksheets which accompany many of the lessons from the teacher guide for Unit 1. 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. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word capitalization, ending punctuation);
3. Orally produce single syllable words with various vowel and consonant sounds by blending the sounds;
4. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words;
5. Segment and blend phonemes to form one-syllable words;
6. Read and write the following letter-sound correspondences in words: ‘sh’ > /sh/, ‘ch’ > /ch/, ‘th’ > /th/ (thin), ‘th’ > /th/ (then), ‘ng’ > /ng/, ‘wr’ > /r/, ‘ck’ > /ck/, ‘wh’ > /wh/, ‘kn’ > /n/;
7. Read and/or write one-syllable words that include the letter-sound correspondences taught;
8. Read and/or write Trick Words (a, I, no, so, of, is, all, some, from, word, are, have, were, one, once, to, do, who, two, the, said, says, was, when, where, why, what, which, here, there);
9. Read decodable text that incorporates the letter-sound correspondences taught with purpose and understanding;
10. Use phonics skills in conjunction with context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary;
11. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly;
12. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation;
13. Write from memory the letters of the alphabet accurately in upper- and lowercase form;
14. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns orally and in own writing;
15. Identify common and proper nouns;
16. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns orally and in own writing;
17. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because) orally and in own writing;
18. Use determiners (e.g., the, a, this, that) orally and in writing;
19. Identify and use end punctuation, including periods, question marks, and exclamation points, in writing;
20. Spell and write one-syllable words using the letter-sound correspondences taught in grade 1, using the Individual Code Chart if needed;
21. Spell and write high-frequency Tricky Words;
22. 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.); and
23. 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).

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RF.1.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
RF.1.1.a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending...

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