• Students will continue reading and writing. But in addition to stories and literature, they will read more nonfiction texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas including science and social studies.
  • They will read more challenging texts and be asked questions that will require them to refer back to what they have read orally and in written format.
  • There will also be an increased emphasis on building a strong vocabulary so that students can read and understand challenging material



  • Students will be required to write narrative, opinion and informational texts throughout the year.



  • In first grade, students will work with whole numbers to 150 and place value—including grouping numbers into tens and ones as they learn to add and subtract up through 20. Students will also use charts, tables, and diagrams to solve word problems.

Examples of word problems:

  • Addition – 6 bunnies sat on the grass. Some more bunnies hopped over.              Then there were 14 bunnies. How many bunnies hopped over? 6 + __ = 14
  • Subtraction – 14 bunnies were sitting on the grass. Some bunnies hopped away. Then there were 5 bunnies. How many hopped away? 14 –  __ = 5
  • FComparison –Lucy has 12 apples. Julie has 9 apples. How many more           apples does Lucy have than Julie? 12 – 9 = ___ OR How many less/fewer does Julie have than Lucy?