Language Arts - Grade One   (#5010042)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

This course description defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of Grade 1. The benchmarks are related to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards, the exit standards of Florida's K -12 standards. These may be accessed in the General Information section of this course description under Additional Information.

General Notes

The CCR anchor standards and grade-specific benchmarks are necessary complements—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity—that together define the skills and understandings that all students must demonstrate at each grade level. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year's grade specific benchmarks, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades, and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations described by the CCR anchor standards.


Special Notes:

Instructional Practices


Teaching from well-written, grade-level instructional materials enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:

1. Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons
3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

General Information

Course Number: 5010042
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: LANG ARTS GRADE 1
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5,PreK

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Detecting Capitals:

Learn to detect words that need capitals with Detectives Sadie, Sam, and Scout in this interactive tutorial. Help fix their secret messages by capitalizing the first word in a sentence, names, the pronoun I, days of the week, and months of the year.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Purposeful Parts: Exploring the Parts of a Book, Part 2:

Explore the parts of a book in this interactive tutorial. Join Li as she learns to locate and use the text features on the title page, table of contents, and glossary in informational books.

This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Click HERE to open Part 1.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Purposeful Parts: Exploring the Parts of a Book, Part 1:

Explore the parts of a book in this interactive tutorial. Join Li as she learns to locate and use the text features on the title page and table of contents in informational books.

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Click HERE to open Part 2.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Text Features: Titles and Headings:

Use titles and headings to predict the topic of informational text and to find specific information within the text in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Searching for Similarities - Part 4: Synonyms and Shades of Meaning:

Explore the small differences in the meanings of synonyms in this interactive tutorial. Join Gemma as she compares, orders, and chooses synonyms based on their shades of meaning.

This is part 4 of a 4-part series. Click below to view parts 1, 2, and 3:

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What's the Topic? Part 2: Illustrations and Photographs:

Use titles, headings, illustrations, and photographs to predict and confirm the topics of texts in this interactive tutorial. Join Jose' as he explores the text features of informational text in his search for new books on a variety of topics.

This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Click HERE to open What's the Topic? Part 1: Titles and Headings. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What's the Topic? Part 1: Titles and Headings:

Use titles and headings to predict and confirm the topics of texts in this interactive tutorial. Join Jose' as he reviews the parts of a book and explores the text features of informational text in his search for new books on a variety of topics.

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Click HERE to open What's the Topic? Part 2: Illustrations and Photographs.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Searching for Similarities - Part 3: Synonyms and Context Clues:

Determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues in this interactive tutorial. Join Gemma as she uses synonyms as clues to figure out what words mean in the observations of her family.

This is part 3 of a 4-part series. Click below to view parts 1, 2, or 4:

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Observing Opposites - Part 3: Antonyms and Context Clues:

Determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues in this interactive tutorial. Join Jake as he uses antonyms as clues to figure out what words mean in the observations of his family.

This is part 3 of a 3-part series. Click below to view parts 1 and 2:

Observing Opposites - Part 2: Verbs and Antonyms

Type: Original Student Tutorial

A Journal of Clues:

Keep written and pictorial records of investigations in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Best Pet:

Identify the reasons an author gives to support his or her opinion in a text in this interactive tutorial. Then read along as Olivia and Oliver write their opinions and reasons to help their parents choose the best pet for their family.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Fishing For Information:

Identify information found in the illustrations and the words in text with this ocean-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Punctuation Play:

Learn to use a period, a question mark, and an exclamation mark at the end of sentences in this interactive, soccer-themed tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Cool Context Clues:

Help Pat the Penguin use context clues to find the meanings of unknown words and phrases in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Seashore of Details:

Identify key details as you answer questions about informational text in this interactive tutorial. Join Sam as he explores the seashore and answers who, what, where, and when questions about sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, and other sea-related topics.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Conjunction Zone:

Use conjunctions to connect words and sentences together in this interactive tutorial. Help Builder Carl build new sentences using common conjunctions. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Once Upon a Retelling:

Identify and retell the main elements of a story in this interactive tutorial. Join Walter Wolf to find the characters, setting, and major events in his favorite story, The Three Little Pigs, and retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sweet Details:

Identify story elements by answering who, what, where, and when questions in this interactive tutorial. Help Red Riding Hood find her friends Hansel and Gretel by answering questions about the key details in their story.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring Fables:

Recount the important details using story elements and determine the central message, lesson, or moral of the fable in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Life Then, Life Now :

Identify similarities and differences, use a Venn diagram, and describe connections in an informational text in this interactive tutorial. Join Luke as he compares and contrasts life long ago with life today using key details in informational text.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Topical Travels:

Identify paragraphs in a text, use key details to identify the topic of a paragraph, and identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text using the topics and details from each paragraph in this Florida-themed interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Places You'll Go!:

Sort and describe words based on categories and key attributes in this interactive tutorial. Visit a circus, zoo, and fire station as you learn to describe and group people, animals, and objects.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Describe That Character:

Describe characters using key details in a story in this interactive tutorial. Join Police Officer Smith and the Gingerbread Man as they describe characters' appearances, feelings, and actions.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.
Reading Literature
Benchmark Notes:
These reading literature benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

Reading Informational Text
Benchmark Notes:
These reading informational text benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Teachers are encouraged to utilize science and social studies content text to provide instruction in reading informational text. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

Reading Foundational Skills
Benchmark Notes:

The reading foundational skills benchmarks are directed toward fostering students' understanding and working knowledge of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system. These foundational skills are not an end in and of themselves; rather, they are necessary and important components of an effective, comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of types and disciplines.

Special Note: Instruction should be differentiated: good readers will need much less practice with these concepts than struggling readers will. The point is to teach students what they need to learn and not what they already know—to discern when particular children or activities warrant more or less attention.

Writing
Benchmark Notes:
Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year's grade-specific writing benchmarks and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

Speaking Listening
Benchmark Notes:
The following speaking and listening benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of The alphanumeric coding scheme has changed.

Language
Benchmark Notes:
The following language benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of language skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year's grade-specific benchmarks and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

Additional Requirements:
The following Florida Standards for the Mathematical Practices (MP) are applicable to all content areas.
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP 1)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP 3)
  • Attend to precision. (MP 6)