Reading

The following is a brief summary of the different reading activities your child will take part in daily in first grade:

  1. Guided Reading: small group reading instruction based on student needs.
  2. Reader’s Workshop: whole group reading instruction with an in-depth focus on how reading works. This includes a mini lesson, time to read independently, and a time for students to share their noticings about what they’ve read.
  3. Read Aloud
  4. Shared and Interactive Reading: students are involved in reading an enlarged text
  5. Independent Reading: students read of their choice at their independent level to practice fluent and phrased reading.
Unit of Study Time Frame of Study
Building a Reading Life

Decoding Strategies

2 weeks

2 weeks

How to Introduce a Book to Yourself 1 week
Fiction vs. Non-Fiction 2 weeks
Non-Fiction 2 weeks
Characters Matter 1 week
Road Map to Fiction 1 week
Comparing Texts 2 weeks
Setting 1 week
How Illustrations Convey Meaning 3 weeks
Powerful Phrases 1 week
Fiction Story Elements 1 week
Main Idea and Key Details 1 week
Author Study – Cynthia Rylant 2 weeks
Punctuation 3 weeks
Picture Walks to Gain Information

Determining Importance

Summarizing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Inferring/Figurative Language

1 week

1 week

2 weeks

2 weeks

Character Comparison

Comprehension Strategies

Point of View

1 week

1 week

1 week

 

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