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1st Grade Reading 


1st Grade - Reading

By the end of the school year, your child is expected to:

  • Put together sounds to make one-syllable words, for example cat, dog, pig.
  • Break apart the sounds of one-syllable words, for example c-a-t, d-o-g, p-i-g.
  • Count the syllables in a word.
  • Use phonics to unlock unknown words when reading.
  • Know and say each of the words on the 1st grade Public Schools of Robeson County word list.
  • Read aloud with smoothness and understanding, text which is on the 1st grade level.
  • Use various strategies to unlock text and correct reading errors, for example: read ahead, read behind, use picture clues, meaning of the sentence, part of speech needed to make sense.
  • Read and understand personal and make-believe stories on 1st grade level.
  • Read and understand factual information on 1st grade level.
  • Tell how information and events of stories connect to real life experiences.
  • Read, understand, and follow written directions.
  • Make predictions about what will happen next in a story, and give reasons to support the prediction.
  • Answer the "how", "why", and "what-if" questions in personal and make-believe stories, and factual information (non-fiction).
  • Retell stories and other information in own words.
  • Act out a story.
  • Provide details when answering the "what", "when", "where", and "how" questions.
  • Use newly learned words when talking and writing.
  • Read and know the differences of a variety of text, for example: storybooks, poems, newspapers, telephone books, signs, notices.
  • Use ABC order when using a picture dictionary.
  • Compare and contrast books (tell how they are alike and different).