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YEAR AT A GLANCE – 1st GRADE 2020-2021 Language Arts: WRITING
Unit/Testing Date
Side Notes
Unit 1B: Getting Ready: Launching the Writing Workshop Test Date: October 23
First Quarter Baseline Writing
Prompt/Narrative: September 25th
Optional Performance Task: Students will create a page for a class book that tells a personal narrative about them. When planning their page, they should brainstorm with their teacher and fellow students to come up with possible ideas. When creating their page, they should: • stay on topic, • write at least two sentences, • use uppercase letters when needed, and • end punctuation.
Key vocabulary: conversation, take turns, voice level, question, complete sentence, story, poem, fiction, retell, “in order”, first, next, last, beginning, middle, end, spell, vowel, consonant, word wall, brainstorm, personal narrative, “small moment,”
September 7th- October 30th Duration: 8 Weeks
Communication and Multimodal Literacies 1.1 The student will develop oral communication skills. a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion. b) Initiate conversation with peers and adults. c) Adapt or change oral language to fit the situation. d) Use appropriate voice level, phrasing and intonation. g) Ask and respond to questions to seek help, get information, or clarify information. j) Express ideas orally in complete sentences. k) Work respectfully with others. 1.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral early literacy skills. a) Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials. b) Tell and retell stories and events in sequential order. Writing 1.11 The student will print legibly in manuscript. a) Form letters accurately. b) Space words within sentences. 1.12 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, and opinion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use prewriting activities to generate ideas. c) Focus on one topic. d) Organize writing to suit purpose. g) Use letters to phonetically spell words.
Focus: Oral Language Students will be able to: Work with
the writing process to communicate:
draft, compose, review and publish
writing.
1.1
• Listen attentively to teachers and peers.
• Begins to use active listening strategies during conversations (use eye contact, give wait time, listen without interrupting, respond appropriately, take turns when speaking, keep hands and feet to self.)
1.2
• Participate in a variety of oral language activities, such as: listening to stories and poems read aloud daily; participating in discussions about stories and poems; talking about words and their meanings as they are encountered in stories, poems, and conversations; giving reactions to stories and poems; -asking and answering questions about
audience, writer’s notebook, writer’s folder, left to right, top to bottom
h) Share writing with others. 1.13 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. c) Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words.
what is said in order to gather additional information or clarify something not understood; verbally express ideas and feelings; and describe people, places, things, and events with details.
• Participate in daily oral language activities (e.g., choral speaking and the reciting of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns).
• Tell and retell stories and events in logical order, indicating first, next, and last events in a story.
Focus: Writing 1.11
• Print all capital and lowercase letters accurately.
• Print first and last names, beginning each with a capital letter.
• Space words within sentences.
1.12 Narratives-are written about one time when the writer did something.
• Identify the intended audience and purpose for writing (e.g. letter, story, journal, etc.).
• Use previous experiences to generate ideas.
• Participate in teacher- directed brainstorming discussions to generate ideas.
• Apply the alphabetic principle when writing words.
• Write narratives that include at least two sequenced events.
1.13
Unit 2B: Exploring Narrative Writing
Test Date: November 20th Optional Performance Task: Students will write a personal narrative, sharing an event that has happened to them, as part of a class book. The book will be multiple pages with pictures and should include a beginning, at least two detailed sequenced events, and an ending. When writing students should: • write known words correctly, • stay on topic, • use uppercase letters when needed, and • use punctuation.
Key vocabulary: personal narrative, “small moment,” details, writing process, topic, brainstorm, plan, compose, revise, edit, publish, capital, punctuation, period, exclamation point, question mark,
November 2nd - December 18th
Duration: 6 Weeks
Communication and Multimodal Literacies 1.1 The student will develop oral communication skills. a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion. j) Express ideas orally in complete sentences. k) Work respectfully with others. 1.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral early literacy skills. a) Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials. b) Tell and retell stories and events in sequential order. Writing 1.11 The student will print legibly in manuscript. a) Form letters accurately. b) Space words within sentences. 1.12 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, and opinion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use prewriting activities to generate ideas. c) Focus on one topic. d) Organize writing to suit purpose.
Focus: Oral Language Students will be able to: Work with the writing process to communicate: draft, compose, review and publish writing. 1.2
• Participate in a variety of oral language activities, including listening and responding to stories and poems.
• Participate in discussion about stories and poems, including new words and their meanings.
• Tell and retell stories and events in logical order, indicating first, next, and last events in a story.
Focus: Writing 1.11
• Use manuscript letter and number formation.
writer’s folder, first, next, last, beginning, middle, end, vowel, consonant
g) Use letters to phonetically spell words. h) Share writing with others. 1.13 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. a) Use complete sentences. b) Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation. c) Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words.
• Print all capital and lowercase letters accurately.
• Print first and last names, beginning each with a capital letter.
• Space words within sentences.
1.12 Narratives-are written about one time when the writer did something.
• Identify the intended audience and purpose for writing (e.g. letter, story, journal, etc.).
• Use previous experiences to generate ideas.
• Participate in teacher- directed brainstorming discussions to generate ideas.
• Focus on one topic when writing.
• Apply the alphabetic principle when writing words.
• Write narratives that include at least two sequenced events with details on the same topic.
• Share writing with others to seek feedback.
1.13
• Use complete sentences that begin with a capital letter and have correct ending punctuation.
• Capitalize the pronoun I.
• Capitalize days of the week, months of the year, and names of people.
• Spell commonly used with words and phonetically regular words correctly.
• Use resources in the classroom to spell words.
• Use tools to produce and publish writing.
• Begin to edit own writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Unit 3B: Expressing an Opinion in Writing
Test Date: January 8th Mid-Year Prompt : January 29th Optional Performance Task: Students will create a written advertisement or commercial about their favorite movie. It should include evidence to support why they think this movie is the best and visuals to make it interesting. After finishing, they will share this with a peer to receive feedback to improve their advertisement.
Key vocabulary: audience, purpose, opinion, reason, support, feedback, sentence, beginning, ending, capital, space, punctuation, period, exclamation point, question mark, quotation marks, comma, writing
January 4th- February 12th Duration: 6 Weeks
Communication and Multimodal Literacies 1.1 The student will develop oral communication skills. a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion. b) Initiate conversation with peers and adults. c) Adapt or change oral language to fit the situation. e) Participate in collaborative and partner discussions about various texts and topics. g) Ask and respond to questions to seek help, get information, or clarify information. j) Express ideas orally in complete sentences. k) Work respectfully with others. l) Increase listening and speaking vocabularies. 1.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral early literacy skills. a) Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials. b) Tell and retell stories and events in sequential order. Writing 1.11 The student will print legibly in manuscript. a) Form letters accurately.
Focus: Oral Language Students will be able to: Work with the writing process to communicate: draft, compose, review and publish writing. 1.1
• Participate in collaborative discussions building on others’ ideas and clearly expressing thoughts and opinions.
• Speak in complete sentences. 1.2
• Participate in discussion about stories and poems, including new words and their meanings.
• Tell and retell stories and events in logical order, indicating first, next, and last events in a story.
Focus: Writing 1.11
process, brainstorm, plan, write, revise, edit, share
b) Space words within sentences. 1.12 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, and opinion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use prewriting activities to generate ideas. c) Focus on one topic. d) Organize writing to suit purpose. f) Write to express an opinion and give a reason. g) Use letters to phonetically spell words. h) Share writing with others. 1.13 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. a) Use complete sentences. b) Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation. c) Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words.
• Print all capital and lowercase letters accurately.
• Space words within sentences.
1.12 Opinion Writing: Shares an opinion or likes and dislikes; and give reasons.
• Use previous experiences to generate ideas.
• Participate in teacher- directed brainstorming discussions to generate ideas.
• Write multiple sentences on one topic.
• Organize writing for a specific purpose.
• Write to express an opinion with supporting reason(s).
• Apply the alphabetic principle when writing words.
• Use feedback from others to revise writing.
1.13
• Capitalize the pronoun I).
• Capitalize days of the week, months of the year, and names of people.
• Use resources in the classroom to spell words.
• Use tools to produce and publish writing.
• Edit own writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Unit 4B: Research Writing Test Date: March 12
February 15th -April
Communication and Multimodal Literacies 1.1 The student will develop oral communication skills.
Focus: Oral Language Students will be able to: Work with the writing process to communicate:
Optional Performance Task: Students will create an informational book or poster about a nonfiction topic of their choice, organized on a graphic organizer. Students will research with a partner using books available in their classroom, library, or by using online sources. Students should include facts that they have learned and begin to include text features such as headings and illustrations.
Key vocabulary: nonfiction, audience, purpose, teach, inform, information, vocabulary, text feature, picture, heading, chart, caption, writing process, plan, compose, revise, edit, share, research, question, resource, adjective, describe, topic
Duration: 8 Weeks
a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion. e) Participate in collaborative and partner discussions about various texts and topics. g) Ask and respond to questions to seek help, get information, or clarify information. j) Express ideas orally in complete sentences. k) Work respectfully with others. 1.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral early literacy skills. a) Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials. Writing 1.11 The student will print legibly in manuscript. a) Form letters accurately. b) Space words within sentences. 1.12 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, and opinion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use prewriting activities to generate ideas. c) Focus on one topic. d) Organize writing to suit purpose. g) Use letters to phonetically spell words. h) Share writing with others. 1.13 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. a) Use complete sentences. b) Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation. c) Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words. Research 1.14 The student will conduct research to answer questions or solve problems using available resources.
draft, compose, review and publish writing. 1.1
• Participate in collaborative discussions building on others’ ideas and clearly expressing thoughts.
• Speak in complete sentences. Focus: Writing Informational Writing/Research: Writing that includes some important points about a subject. 1.11
• Use manuscript letter and number formation.
• Print all capital and lowercase letters accurately.
1.12
• Use prewriting strategies, including webbing and clustering, to organize ideas and information.
• Write multiple sentences on one topic.
• Organize writing for a specific purpose.
• Apply the alphabetic principle when writing words.
• Share writing with others.
1.13
a) Generate topics of interest. b) Generate questions to gather information. c) Identify pictures, texts, or people as sources of information. d) Find information from provided resources. e) Record information.
• Use tools to produce and publish writing.
• Edit own writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
1.14
• Generate ideas for topics based on interest or content areas (e.g. favorite animals, life cycles, community helpers).
• Work collaboratively to generate questions to gather information. Identify if pictures, various texts, media or people can be used as sources of information.
• Use provided sources to answer questions.
• Use templates (e.g. graphic organizers, charts, graphs) to organize information.
Unit 5B: Descriptive Writing Test Date: April 30th Optional Performance Task: You will create a poem about a topic of your choosing. You may use a shape poem, list poem, rhyming poem, non-rhyming poem, or other style. Your poem should include: • descriptive words, • use capital and lowercase letters when needed, and • correctly spelling known words.
April 19th-May 14th Duration: 3 to 4
Weeks
Communication and Multimodal Literacies 1.1 The student will develop oral communication skills. a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion. j) Express ideas orally in complete sentences. k) Work respectfully with others. l) Increase listening and speaking vocabularies. 1.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral early literacy skills. a) Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials. Writing 1.11 The student will print legibly in manuscript.
Focus: Oral Language Students will be able to: Work with the writing process to communicate: draft, compose, review and publish writing. 1.2
• Participate in a variety of oral language activities, including listening and responding to stories and poems.
• Participate in discussion about stories and poems, including new words and their meanings.
Key vocabulary: vocabulary, describe, descriptive, language, adjective, poem, poetry, poet, writing process, brainstorm, plan, revise, edit, publish, share
a) Form letters accurately. b) Space words within sentences. 1.12 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, and opinion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use prewriting activities to generate ideas. c) Focus on one topic. d) Organize writing to suit purpose. e) Revise by adding descriptive words when writing about people, place, things, and events. g) Use letters to phonetically spell words. h) Share writing with others. 1.13 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. c) Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words.
Focus: Writing Descriptive Writing: Writing descriptively through poetry. 1.11
• Use manuscript letter and number formation.
• Print all capital and lowercase letters accurately.
1.12
• Participate in teacher- directed brainstorming discussions to generate ideas.
• Apply the alphabetic principle when writing words.
1.13
• Edit own writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Unit 6B: Pulling It All Together: A Celebration of Writing. Test Date: May 26th Fourth Quarter Writing Prompt/Descriptive: May 28th Optional Performance Task: You have learned so much as a writer this year! Compose a piece of your choosing, being sure to include all the elements of writing we’ve studied. You may want to write a personal narrative, a piece about a topic you know lots about, provide your
May 17th-June 4th
Weeks
Communication and Multimodal Literacies 1.1 The student will develop oral communication skills. a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion. j) Express ideas orally in complete sentences. k) Work respectfully with others. l) Increase listening and speaking vocabularies. 1.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral early literacy skills. a) Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials. b) Tell and retell stories and events in sequential order.
Focus: Oral Language Students will be able to: Work with the writing process to communicate: draft, compose, review and publish writing. 1.2
• Participate in a variety of oral language activities, including listening and responding to stories and poems.
• Participate in discussion about stories and poems, including new words and their meanings.
opinion on a topic or compose a piece of poetry. You will work through the writing process to complete your piece. Key vocabulary: personal narrative, “small moment,” writing process, topic, brainstorm, plan, compose, revise, edit, publish, share, capital, punctuation, period, exclamation point, question mark, first, next, last, beginning, middle, end, adjective, describe, audience, purpose, feedback
Writing 1.11 The student will print legibly in manuscript. a) Form letters accurately. b) Space words within sentences. 1.12 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, and opinion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use prewriting activities to generate ideas. c) Focus on one topic. d) Organize writing to suit purpose. e) Revise by adding descriptive words when writing about people, place, things, and events. g) Use letters to phonetically spell words. h) Share writing with others. 1.13 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. a) Use complete sentences. b) Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation. c) Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words.
Focus: Writing 1.11
• Print all capital and lowercase letters accurately.
• Space words within sentences.
• Use previous experiences to generate ideas.
• Participate in teacher- directed brainstorming discussions to generate ideas.
• Write multiple sentences on one topic.
• Write narratives that include at least two sequenced events, with details, and a conclusion.
• Revise writing by adding descriptive words.
• Apply the alphabetic principle when writing words.
• Share writing with others. 1.13
• Use complete sentences that begin with a capital letter and have correct ending punctuation.
• Capitalize the pronoun I.
• Capitalize days of the week, months of the year, and names of people.
• Spell commonly used with words and phonetically regular words correctly.
• Use tools to produce and publish writing.
• Edit own writing for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Language Arts: Communications and Multimodal Literacies
Unit/Testing Date
Unit 1: Getting Ready Reader’s workshop
Test Date: October 21st
August/Mid-October Duration: 6-8 weeks
skills.
c) Adapt or change oral language to fit the situation. d) Use appropriate voice level, phrasing and intonation. e) Participate in collaborative and partner discussions about various texts and topics. g) Ask and respond to questions to seek help, get information, or clarify information.
1.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral
early literacy skills. a) Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials. c) Participate in a variety of oral language activities, including choral speaking and recitation.
Focus:
• Participate in collaborative and partner discussions about various texts/topics
• Ask and respond to questions to seek help, get info, and clarify info.
Unit 2: Exploring Fiction Through
Characters and Storytelling Test Date: November 18th
End of
1.1 The student will develop oral communication
skills. a)…