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First Grade Literacy Core Learning Goals

  • Identify letters and sounds
  • Segment words into syllables and sounds
  • Blend sounds to make words
  • Demonstrate one to one matching of the printed word
  • Demonstrate left to right progression
  • Read books with word patterns
  • Use words and pictures to create meaning when reading
  • Use word attack skills to identify unknown words
  • Develop a sight vocabulary of high frequency words (100 word list)
  • Retell a story orally with beginning, middle and end in chronological order
  • Identify author and illustrator
  • Identify characters and setting
  • Write with a topic of focus
  • Use correct letter formation and spacing
  • Begin sentences with capitals and include ending punctuation
  • Listen actively and participate during group instruction

Second Grade