1st Grade Goals

 Welcome to 1st Grade 

Reading Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Unit 1: Building Good Reading Habits

  • Students will review and learn foundational skills and word solving strategies

  • Students will build reading partnership habits 

  • Students will build reading stamina 

 

Unit 2: Word Detectives Use All They Know to Solve Words

  • Students will become word detectives, and continue with word solving strategies

  • Students will draw on their previous knowledge

  • Students will build their high frequency words

  • Students will apply phonics knowledge to solve tricky words

 

Writing Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Unit 1:Small Moments: Writing with Focus, Detain and Dialogue 

  • Students will learn the writing process: Gather ideas, Collect stories, Revise, Edit, Publish

  • Students will write narrative stories in this unit

  • Students will learn tell their stories in “small steps” by adding more details to what happened

  • Students will study other writers’ craft to help them add to their stories

  • Students will learn to revise and edit their stories 

 

Math Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Topic 1: Understand Addition and Subtraction 

  • Students will learn to solve addition problems by adding one part to another, breaking apart a total number of objects, finding a missing addend

  • Students will learn to solve subtraction problems by taking from a group, comparing numbers to find how many more and how many fewer, taking apart numbers

  • Students will use different math tools such as cubes, counters, drawing pictures

  • Students will construct math arguments in order to solve addition and subtraction problems 

Topic 2: Fluently Add and Subtract Within 10

  • Students will learn to solve addition problems, by counting on to a number, using doubles, near doubles facts, using ten frames, looking at addends

  • Students will learn to solve subtraction problems by counting back and using addition facts

  • Students will solve word problems by drawing pictures and writing equations

  • Students will use structures and identify patterns

  • Students will use counters, cubes, number lines and ten frames 

Topic 3: Addition Facts to 20: Use Strategies

  • Students will use count on to add using a number line to solve addition problems

  • Students will learn and memorize doubles facts

  • Students will use doubles facts to help solve near doubles facts

  • Students will use make 10 to add numbers to 20

  • Students will use different strategies to solve addition problems 

  • Students will critique the reasoning of others by using known information about addition and subtraction 

Topic 4: Subtraction Facts to 20: Use Strategies

  • Students will learn how to use a number line to subtract by counting on or counting back

  • Students will learn how to use addition facts to find subtraction facts

  • Students will learn how to count on to subtraction using 10 as a landmark

  • Students will learn how to make addition and subtraction facts using the same 3 numbers

  • Students will learn how to solve different types of addition and subtraction problems with unknowns in different positions 

  • Students will learn how to use reasoning to write and solve number stories