School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 1

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Reading/ELA:

Standard 5.0 Controlling Language

Students will control language by applying the conventions of Standard English in speaking and writing.*

Topic

A. Grammar

Indicator

  • 1. Use grammar concepts and skills that strengthen oral and written language
Objectives
  1. Use various parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, and verbs
  2. Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences
  3. Compose simple sentences using correct word order

Topic

B. Usage

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize examples of conventional usage in personal and academic reading

Indicator

  • 2. Comprehend and apply standard English in oral and written language
Objectives
  1. Recognize when subjects and verbs agree
  2. Recognize when personal nouns and pronouns agree

Topic

C. Mechanics

Indicator

  • 1. Explain the purpose of mechanics to make and clarify meaning

Indicator

  • 2. Comprehend and use basic punctuation and capitalization in written language
Objectives
  1. Consistently use end punctuation such as period, question mark, exclamation mark
  2. Use periods in numbered lists
  3. Use commas in dates and salutations and closings
  4. Use capital letters to begin sentences and identify proper nouns, such as names

Topic

D. Spelling

Indicator

  • 1. Apply conventional spelling in written language
Objectives
  1. Correctly spell several non-phonetic high frequency words
  2. Spell phonetically regular high frequency words
  3. Correctly spell grade level appropriate pattern words
  4. Spell two syllable words that follow regular spelling patterns, including compound words
  5. Encode words with simple blends
  6. Spell words with simple prefixes and inflectional endings
  7. Use temporary spelling to attempt unknown words
  8. Access resources to spell unknown words, such as labeled objects, word walls, charts, pictionaries

Topic

E. Handwriting

Indicator

  • 1. Produce writing that is legible to the audience
Objectives
  1. Form upper and lower case manuscript letters
  2. Control size and spacing of manuscript letters on appropriately lined paper
  3. Use manuscript in daily assignments to build accuracy and automaticity

*Emphasis is on application of conventions rather than memorization of terms.

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.

11/15/07