1st Grade - Writing

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

  • Write all upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.

  • Spell correctly three- and four-letter words using knowledge about sounds and letters (phonics).

  • Use knowledge about phonics to spell simple words correctly, and larger words as they sounds (temporarily spelling).

  • Punctuate a sentence correctly using . ? ! or " as needed.

  • Use capital letters in writing as needed (first letter of sentence, names of people, names of places, "I").

  • Write stories, journal entries, letters, lists, signs, captions, notes, and descriptions.

  • Know that letters make words, words make sentences, and sentences make stories.