1-Language

September 29, 2016
1st Grade — Language Arts

Reading and writing are taught explicitly during dedicated times each week. We use Lucy Calkins Writing and Collaborative Classroom Being a Reader throughout each grade level K-2.

Reading

Key Practices

  • Building good reading habits
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Phonics
  • Decoding
  • High frequency words

Approaches to Learning

  • Collaborative Classroom Being a Reader
  • Small reading groups
  • Read alouds
  • Shared reading
  • Independent reading
  • Partner reading
  • Phonics instruction
Writing

Units of Study

  • Pattern books
  • Non-fiction books
  • Reviews and opinions
  • Letter writing
  • Poetry
  • Word patterns in spelling
  • High frequency spelling words

Approaches to Learning

  • Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop
  • Collaborative Classroom Being a Reader
  • Gathering Ideas
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Publishing