Access Language Arts - Grade 1   (#7710012)

Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

Access Courses: Access courses are intended only for students with a significant cognitive disability. Access courses are designed to provide students with access to the general curriculum. Access points reflect increasing levels of complexity and depth of knowledge aligned with grade-level expectations. The access points included in access courses are intentionally designed to foster high expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Access points in the subject areas of science, social studies, art, dance, physical education, theatre, and health provide tiered access to the general curriculum through three levels of access points (Participatory, Supported, and Independent). Access points in English language arts and mathematics do not contain these tiers, but contain Essential Understandings (or EUs). EUs consist of skills at varying levels of complexity and are a resource when planning for instruction.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:

General Information

Course Number: 7710012
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: ACCESS LANG ART - 1
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 1

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorials

Whoooo's Telling the Story?:

Learn to identify who is telling a story: a character in the story or a narrator with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Fishing For Information:

Learn to identify information from pictures and the words in a 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 this interactive, soccer-themed tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Cool Context Clues:

Help Pat the Penguin use context clues to find the meanings of new words and phrases and learn about the difference between words and phrases with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Seashore of Details:

Join Sam as he explores the seashore! He will help us learn about the cool things we find on the seashore. By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to answer questions about key details in nonfiction text. Let's start searching!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Conjunction Zone:

Help Builder Carl use conjunctions to connect words and sentences together. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll also learn how to build new sentences using conjunctions. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Once Upon a Retelling:

Learn how to retell a story using key details from the story , The Three Little Pigs and tell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. You'll also some tips on how to use key details to retell your favorite stories.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sweet Details:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

Red Riding Hood is looking for her friends Hansel and Gretel. They were going to have a picnic together, but she can't find them. Red Riding Hood is hoping that you can help her find out what happened to them. She knows that there are clues all around that can help her find Hansel and Gretel. She will ask questions about the details in their story to get the answers she needs. Can you help her search for her friends?

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Life Then, Life Now :

Learn to identify similarities and differences, use a Venn diagram, and describe connections in an informational text about life long ago with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Places You'll Go!:

Meet amazing characters that will teach you how to define, or understand the meaning of words, by category and by using key attributes, or words that describe.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Describe That Character:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text. In this interactive tutorial, you will describe characters by using key details in a story.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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