First Grade Syllabus

Grade 1

Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards for ELA: Literature

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • Identify words and phrases in stories.
  • Use illustrations and details in story to describe its characters, settings, or events.
  • Read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.

ELA: Informational Text

  • Identify main topic and retell key ideas of a text.
  • Know and use various text features in a text.
  • Identify reasons an author gives to support points in text.
  • Read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

ELA: Foundational Skills

  • Demonstrate basic features of print.
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.
  • Know and apply phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA: Writing

  • Write opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative pieces.
  • Add details to strengthen writing.
  • Recall information form experiences to answer a question.

ELA: Comprehension and Collaboration

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details.

ELA: Conventions of Standard English

  • Demonstrate command of conventions of English grammar and usage in writing and speaking.
  • Determine meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases.

  Common Core State Standards for Math
Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Represent and solve problems using addition and subtraction
  • Understand addition and subtraction
  • understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction
  • Add and subtract within 20
  • Work with addition and subtraction equations

Number and Operation in Base Ten

  • Extend the counting sequence
  • Understand place value
  • Use place value understanding and properties to add and subtract

Measurement and Data

  • Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units
  • Tell and write time
  • Represent and Interpret Data


  • Reason with shapes and their attributes
  • Divide shapes and describe the division                          

    NC Essential Standards for Social Studies:

  • ·         Understand that history tells a story of how people/events changed society over time
  • ·         Use geographic representations, terms, and technologies to process information from a spatial perspective
  • ·         Understand how humans and the environment interact within the local community
  • ·         Understand basic economic concepts
  • ·         Understand the importance of rules
  • ·         Understand the diversity of people in the local community


   NC Essential Standards for Science:

  • ·         Understand how forces affect the motion of an object
  • ·         Recognize features and patterns of the earth/moon/sun as observed from Earth
  • ·         Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful
  • ·         Understand characteristics of various environments and the behavior of humans that enable plants and animals to survive
  • ·         Summarize the needs of living organisms for energy and growth