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1st Grade

By the end of first grade a student should demonstrate proficiency in each academic area.  Following are the expectations for each subject area taught.



  • Read 60 words per minute or more
  • Pass High Frequency Word Evaluation Test 75/75
  • Pass Aprenda/Stanford with 1.6 grade equivalent
  • Read and comprehend stories and answer questions


Language Arts

  • Identify and correct errors in a simple sentence
  • Write correct simple sentences
  • Identify and write parts of speech in a sentence
  • Summarize a short story
  • Write a short story
  • Identify and write different kinds of sentences (question, statement, exclamatory)
  • Capitalization and punctuation



  • Daily problem solving and computational fluency
  • Identify and extend patterns
  • Estimate, measure, and compare objects according to length, capacity and area
  • Time to hour and a half
  • Coin value and name
  • Collect and organize data in real, pictorial and bar type graphs
  • Fractions – separate into 2, 3, and 4 equal parts.



  • Increase Science vocabulary
  • Acquire science skills like mapping, investigation, and inquire
  • Acquire, develop, and apply application of science concepts such as Earth, life and physical.
  • Generate own ideas through Science experiences.
  • Apply and understand Science concepts to their daily world.
  • Acquire skills which prepare for higher level knowledge taught in upper grades.


Social Studies

  • Rules and routines
  • Home, family, community, and school
  • Symbols and celebrations
  • Historical figures
  • Geography
  • Government



  • Recognize HFW in English
  • Comprehend teacher instructions in English
  • Comprehend short stories in English
  • Communicate orally using appropriate vocabulary equivalent
  • Write simple short sentences using first grade High Frequency Words
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