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).