This K-1st grade ELA (English Language Art) curriculum helps K-first graders focus on becoming reading & writing experts while preparing them for the next grade level. Students will learn the foundational reading skills of word recognition, vocabulary, transitional words, paragraph organization, basic comprehension skills, and reading strategies. They will also learn fundamental composition skills such as spelling, capitalization, sentence structures, punctuation, formatting, purposefully shaping, and controlling language, which will prepare them for school tests and exams.
What you’ll learn?
Phonics and phonemic awareness
Applying word analysis skills
Reading comprehension skills
Fundamental composition skills
- Writing skills
ELA K-G1 total 5 modules. Each module has 20 lessons. Module 1 is for K-K Advanced, Module 2 is for Advanced-G1, Module 3 is for G1, Module 4 is for G1-G1 Advanced, Module 5 is for G1 Advanced.
Module I – 20 lessons
★ Ending consonants, consonant blends (fl,fr,gr,sl,sp,ch,sk,cl,pr,dr,str,cr,bl, pl)
★ consonant digraph(wh,th,sh,ph,kn,wr,tch,ss).
★ Long vowels, short vowels, vowel blends (oa, ai, ue,oo,ie, ee,ui)
★ phonemes( write words phonetically, unscramble the letters, spell phonetically with digraphs)
★ Practice words (animal words, color words, direction words, The five senses words, holiday words, math words, music words, people words, position words, season words, size words, time words)
★ Sight words ( Kindergarten to first grade standardized list)
★ Compound words
★ Synonyms and Antonyms (Kindergarten to first grade standardized list)
★ Plural words ( Kindergarten to first grade standardized list)
★ Homonyms ( Kindergarten to first grade standardized list) READING
★ 12 stories- Fiction story Range (38-84 words)
★ 120 sentences- Sentence reading and Riddles
★ 12 stories-Specific comprehension skill reading
Module II -20 lessons
★ 24 stories- Fiction, Non-fiction, Poem reading. Range (80-200 words)
★ 12 stories-Historical Reading. Range (70-200 words)
★ 45 stories- Specific comprehension skill reading-
★ Compare and contrast: recognize when things are “alike” or “different”
★ Main ideas: what is the picture or story mostly about?
★ Sequencing: put the events in order
★ Story elements: introducing character, setting, plot and endings
★ Drawing conclusions: practice “figuring things out yourself”
★ Cause and effect: linking cause and effect
★ Fact vs fiction: recognizing the difference between reality and fantasy
★ Prediction: guessing what will come next
Module III 20 lessons
★ The meanings of words
Match pictures to words: circle the picture that has the same meaning as its word
Match and write words: circle the correct word and write it on the line
Definitions: choose the correct definition for each word
Context clues: figure out the meaning of the words using cross sentence clues
Categorize: sort words into categories
Words in groups: cross out the wrong word
Sentences: write the correct word to complete the sentence
Match sentences to pictures: draw lines from the sentences to their pictures
★ Homonyms, homophones and word usage
Multiple meaning words: identify the homonyms
Homophones: write the correct sound-alike words to complete each sentence
To, too or two?
Am, is or are?
I or me?
★ Word lists
Word search: circle the hidden words
Hidden letters: write the correct letter in the space for each word
Jumbled words: figure out the jumbled words and write them out
Missing letters: fill in the missing letter to complete each word
Picture crosswords: crosswords with picture clues
Module IV 20 lessons
★ Identifying and using nouns
Identifying nouns: circle the words which are a person, place or thing
Identifying nouns in sentences: read the sentences and circle the nouns
Using nouns: use nouns to complete the sentences
Writing sentences with nouns: identify nouns in your own sentences
★ Plural nouns
Identifying plural nouns: circle words there is “more than one”
Singular vs plural nouns: underline singular nouns, circle plural nouns
Writing plural nouns: add “s” or “es” to make nouns plural
Matching the verb: choose the noun that agrees with the verb
★ Proper nouns
Proper vs common nouns: write “common” or “proper” next to each noun
Capitals and proper nouns: use capital letters for proper nouns
★ Possessive nouns
Making a noun possessive: add apostrophe & “s” to make nouns possessive
★ Verbs for first grade
These worksheets introduce verbs as action words. Identifying and using verbs is emphasized, and the past, present & future tenses are considered.
★ Identifying and using verbs
Identifying verbs (from a list): circle the verbs in the word bank
Action verbs: write the action word from each sentence
Using verbs: use a verb to complete the sentence
Writing verbs: identify verbs and write sentences with them
Singular and plural verbs: choose the form of the verb which agrees with the noun
★ Past, present and future tenses
Past, present or future: Circle past, present or future for each sentence
Verbs ending in “ed”: Rewrite each verb in the past tense by adding “ed”
Verbs ending in “ing”: Rewrite each word with “is” or “are” plus “-ing”
Past and present tense: Match the past and present verbs
★ Adjectives for first grade
Identifying adjectives: circle the words in the list that are adjectives
Common adjectives: choose the adjective that describes the picture
Choosing adjectives: choose a different adjective for each picture
Using adjectives: complete the sentences with adjectives from the
Writing adjectives: add an adjective to each sentence
Writing sentences with adjectives: write your own full sentences with adjectives
★ Pronoun for first grade
Selecting pronouns: Match pronouns to nouns
Personal pronouns: Replace the noun in the sentence with a personal pronoun
Changing nouns to pronouns: Replace the nouns with pronouns from the word bank
Possessive pronouns: Use possessive pronouns (his, mine, …) to complete the sentences
Indefinite pronouns: Complete the sentences with indefinite pronouns (anybody, somebody ….)
Module V 20 lessons
★ Verbs, nouns and adjectives
Noun or verb? Is the underlined word a noun or a verb?
Nouns and adjectives: Write a noun for each adjective
Nouns, verbs & adjectives: identify the different parts of speech
★ Articles and determiners
Articles ‘a” and “an”: choose between “a” or “an” in each sentence
A,an & the: choose between “a”, “an” or “the” in each sentence
This, that, these, those: select the right word
Enough, either: select the right word
Prepositions and location: look at the picture and choose the right proposition (beside, under …)
Using prepositions: complete the sentences with a preposition
★ Writing sentences for grade 1
Writing sentences: Use the words to write a sentence and draw a picture
Jumbled sentences: Put the words in the correct order
Full sentences or fragments?: Write S for sentence and F for fragment
★ Declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentences
Types of sentences: what type of sentence is it?
Changing sentence types: change the statement to a question, etc.
Combining sentences with “and”: Rewrite the 2 sentences as one using “and”
Using conjunctions: select the right conjunction (and, so, but, or) to join the sentences.
★ Punctuation for grade 1
Ending punctuation: complete each sentence with a period, question mark or exclamation mark
Periods, question marks, exclamation marks: Categorize each sentence as a statement, question or exclamation
Writing dates: rewrite the dates using capitals and commas
Using commas: use commas to separate words in a list
About the teacher
Hello! My name is Miss Stella, and I’m so excited to meet you here and help you gain confidence in reading and writing.
I hold an English Bachelor degree and a Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is my 9th year of teaching English Language Arts.
I’m teaching 1st to 3rd graders in an elementary school right now, and I have worked as a high school ELA teacher before that. My teaching philosophy is to see to every student’s unique needs and demands. I like to use a wide range of formative and summative class activities to closely monitor students’ growth. I am absolutely in love with what I do and I genuinely look forward to helping you in any way I could.
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