Maryland Standards for First Grade English Language Arts

Alphabetizing
FreeWhat is Alphabetizing? You alphabetize when you put words in order by using the alphabet. Words that begin with ‘a’ come first. Words that begin with ‘z’ must be last when you are alphabetizing. Read more...iWorksheets: 30Study Guides: 1
Beginning Sounds
FreeBeginning sounds are the letter sounds you hear at the beginning of a word. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Capitalizing I
What does Capitalizing ‘I’ Mean? I is a special pronoun that takes the place of your own name. Your own name always begins with a capital, so when you are talking about yourself you use capital I. But you do not need a capital m when you call yourself me. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Contractions
What is a Contraction? A contraction is really two words squeezed together to make a new word. Some of the letters from one or both of the words go away and a special mark called an apostrophe goes in their place. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Ending Sounds
What are Ending Sounds? Many words sound almost the same. The sound you hear at the end of a word is important. Listen carefully to hear the end of each word. Say the sound at the end of each word. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Long Vowel - Silent e
Long vowels say their own names in many words. They have a special helper called Silent e that makes them say their own name. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1
Periods and Question Marks
A period is a special end mark for a sentence that tells. It looks like a round circle. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1
Real or Fantasy
What is real and what is fantasy? When you read or write, you hear or tell about real things. But sometimes you read or write about things that can not really happen. This is what we call fantasy. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Three Step Directions
What is Logical Order? Logical order is how things happen in real life. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Words with -ce and -se
What are the sounds of -ce and -se? Listen carefully to the sound of s and soft c in each word: ace, case. They sound almost exactly the same. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

MD.1.0. General Reading Processes

1.A. Students will master the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words by the end of grade one.

1.A.2. Discriminate and produce rhyming words and alliteration
1.A.2.a. Produce sentences with rhyming and alliteration
Rhyming Words
To rhyme, words must have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Rhyming Words
Rhyming words have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Examples: hat - bat - cat. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
1.A.4. Segment and manipulate sounds in spoken words
1.A.4.a. Segment words into syllables
Syllables
What are Syllables? Syllables are parts of words. Each part of a word has one vowel sound in it. Be careful! You may see more than one vowel letter, but still hear only one vowel sound. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

1.B. Students will apply their knowledge of letter/sound relationships and word structure to decode unfamiliar words.

1.B.1. Identify letters and corresponding sounds
1.B.1.b. Combine sounds to form letter combinations, such as pl-, bl-, tr-, -nt
Beginning Digraphs
Many words begin with a digraph. That means two letters come together and make a brand new sound. You cannot sound out the word by using each letter’s sound because they have changed into a new sound. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Consonant Blends and Digraphs
What is a Consonant Blend? When two consonants come together in a word but still make their own sounds, we call that a blend. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Words with Initial Blends
A blend means two letters are read together to make a smooth sound. Each one still makes its own sound. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Ending Digraphs
Spelling is easy when you recognize special digraphs. Here are some words you should know that end with digraphs. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.B.2. Decode words in grade-level texts
1.B.2.a. Recognize and apply short vowels, long vowels, and ''y'' as a vowel
Long/Short Vowels
What is meant by long or short vowels? Long vowels are the vowels that say their own names. Short vowel sounds do not say their names. Here’s a rule to help you know when to make a short vowel sound: A vowel is usually short if it comes at the beginning of a word or between two consonants and is the only vowel in the word or syllable. A vowel is usually long if two vowels are in the word or syllable. The first vowel is long and the second is silent. Remember when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Long and Short Vowel Discrimination
A vowel is long when it says its own name. In a dictionary or glossary it will have a straight line over it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Short Vowel Discrimination
Discriminating between short vowel sounds with one syllable words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Short Vowel Sound
What is a Short Vowel? The vowels are the letters, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. Vowels make special sounds in words. They make a sound we call short. Look at these words. They all have the short vowel sound. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.B.2.b. Decode words with letter combinations, such as consonant digraphs, blends, and special vowel patterns
Beginning Digraphs
Many words begin with a digraph. That means two letters come together and make a brand new sound. You cannot sound out the word by using each letter’s sound because they have changed into a new sound. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Vowel Digraphs
Vowels are a, e, u, o, u, and sometimes y or w. When 2 vowels come together in a word that is a vowel digraph. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Consonant Blends and Digraphs
What is a Consonant Blend? When two consonants come together in a word but still make their own sounds, we call that a blend. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Words with Initial Blends
A blend means two letters are read together to make a smooth sound. Each one still makes its own sound. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Ending Digraphs
Spelling is easy when you recognize special digraphs. Here are some words you should know that end with digraphs. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
oo Vowel Sound
What are the words with a double o sound as in moon? When you see oo together in a word, it usually has the sound you hear in “Moo” so put oo in when you spell them. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.B.2.c. Read one-syllable words fluently (CVC, CVCE)
Syllables
What are Syllables? Syllables are parts of words. Each part of a word has one vowel sound in it. Be careful! You may see more than one vowel letter, but still hear only one vowel sound. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

1.C. Students will read orally with accuracy and expression at a rate that sounds like speech.

1.C.2. Read grade-level text accurately
1.C.2.b. Use word context clues (meaning), sentence structure (syntax), and visual clues to guide self-correction
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Inferences
Inferring is the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow from that of the former. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Context Clues
What are Context Clues? When you are reading, you will come to words you do not know. You can learn the meaning of those words by looking for the clues in the sentence around that word. The clues will help you understand the meaning of the new word even if you cannot pronounce it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.C.2.c. Read sight words automatically, such as have, said, where, two
High Frequency Words II
What are High Frequency Words? These are words you need to know at sight. That means you read them without trying to sound them out. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Sight Words II
Sight words are the words a second grader should be able to recognize instantly and spell easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
High Frequency Words I
What are High Frequency Words? High frequency words are the sight words you need to know instantly. You do not need to sound them out or look them up in a dictionary. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
High Frequency Words II
High frequency words are the words you need to recognize instantly. You do not have to figure them out, sound them out, or look them up in a dictionary. You just need to know them instantly. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
High Frequency Words I
FreeHigh frequency words are the sight words you need to know as soon as you see them. Good readers do not need to sound them out. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Sight Words IV
What are sight words? Sight words are the words every second grader should be able to read quickly and spell easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Sight Words III
Sight words are words a second grader should be able to read quickly and spell easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Mathematics Vocabulary
Words associated with addition, subtraction, comparing, money, fractions, and geometry. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Sight Words I
Appropriate words for spelling and definitions for 2nd graders Read more...iWorksheets :3
Frequently Misspelled Words
Words that are often misspelled and some hints to help you spell them. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

1.D. Students will use a variety of strategies and opportunities to understand word meaning and to increase vocabulary.

1.D.1. Develop and apply vocabulary through exposure to a variety of texts
1.D.1.d. Listen to and identify the meaning of new vocabulary in multiple contexts
Challenge Words
What are some of the most difficult words a second grader must learn to spell? Here are some words you should know how to spell and some hints to help you remember. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.2. Develop a conceptual understanding of new words
1.D.2.a. Sort grade-appropriate words with or without pictures into categories
Categorizing Words
To categorize means to put words into groups that belong together. A category is a group. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.2.b. Identify antonyms and synonyms
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.2.c. Identify and use correctly new words acquired through study of their relationship to other words
Challenge Words
What are some of the most difficult words a second grader must learn to spell? Here are some words you should know how to spell and some hints to help you remember. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3. Understand, acquire, and use new vocabulary
1.D.3.a. Determine meaning of words using their context
1.D.3.a.2. Use context clues
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Inferences
Inferring is the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow from that of the former. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Context Clues
What are Context Clues? When you are reading, you will come to words you do not know. You can learn the meaning of those words by looking for the clues in the sentence around that word. The clues will help you understand the meaning of the new word even if you cannot pronounce it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3.c. Use word structure to determine meaning of words
1.D.3.c.1. Contractions
Contractions
What are Contractions? A contraction is a special word made by putting together a verb and another word. Every contraction has an apostrophe to show where letters are missing from the original two words. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3.c.2. Inflectional endings
Continuous Action (-ing)
How do you add the ING suffix to verbs? We add -ing to many verbs. But to spell them correctly, you need to remember the rules. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3.c.3. Compound words
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Compound Words
What are Compound Words? Any word made up of two small words is a compound word. Examples: foot + ball = football. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Compound Words
What is a Compound Word? A Compound Word is a word that is composed of two or more separate words. Examples: sea + shell = seashell, basket + ball = basketball. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3.c.4. Root/base words
Root Words
What are Root Words? Root words are sometimes called base words. A root word is the smallest form of a word before it has anything added to it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3.d. Use resources to determine meaning of unknown words
1.D.3.d.2. Charts
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Finding Information
How do Charts and Illustrations Help You? Charts and illustrations are special tools to help you find information easily. They are arranged in a way that puts all the information together so that it is clear and easy to read. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3.d.3. Diagrams
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Finding Information
How do Charts and Illustrations Help You? Charts and illustrations are special tools to help you find information easily. They are arranged in a way that puts all the information together so that it is clear and easy to read. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.D.3.d.5. Content texts
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4

1.E. Students will use a variety of strategies to understand what they read (construct meaning).

1.E.2. Use strategies to prepare for reading (before reading)
1.E.2.b. Make predictions or ask questions about the text by examining the title, cover, illustrations/photographs/text, and familiar author or topic
Drawing Conclusions
FreeAnswering questions to demonstrate comprehension by drawing conclusions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Parts of a Book
Books have special parts to help you find information easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Predictions
A prediction is what you think will happen next. You do not just guess. You use clues in the picture to decide what will happen next. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Predicting Endings
What Does it Mean to Predict Endings? When you read, you try to make sense of what you are reading. When you write, you need to make sense in what you are writing. When you predict an ending, you try to think of the most sensible way for the story to end. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.E.2.c. Set a purpose for reading and identify type of text (fiction or nonfiction)
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4
1.E.3. Use strategies to make meaning from text (during reading)
1.E.3.a. Recall and discuss what they understand
Story Retell
Retell means "tell it again." When you hear or read a story, you try to remember the important parts. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.E.3.d. Make, confirm, or adjust predictions
Drawing Conclusions
FreeAnswering questions to demonstrate comprehension by drawing conclusions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Predictions
A prediction is what you think will happen next. You do not just guess. You use clues in the picture to decide what will happen next. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Predicting Endings
What Does it Mean to Predict Endings? When you read, you try to make sense of what you are reading. When you write, you need to make sense in what you are writing. When you predict an ending, you try to think of the most sensible way for the story to end. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.E.4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)
1.E.4.f. Retell the main idea of texts
Story Retell
Retell means "tell it again." When you hear or read a story, you try to remember the important parts. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Main Idea
A main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MD.2.0. Comprehension of Informational Text

2.A.1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of self-selected and assigned informational texts

2.A.1.a. Listen to nonfiction materials
2.A.1.a.1. Textbooks
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4
2.A.1.b. Read and recognize functional documents
2.A.1.b.1. Sets of directions
Logical Order
What are Three-Step Directions? Three-step directions are actions you take to do a job. You follow them in three steps to do the job well. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.1.b.2. Science investigations
Science Vocabulary
Spelling and vocabulary words for second grade science Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.1.b.6. Invitations
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4
2.A.1.b.7. Menus
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4
2.A.1.b.9. Recipes
Logical Order
What are Three-Step Directions? Three-step directions are actions you take to do a job. You follow them in three steps to do the job well. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.1.c. Select and read personal interest materials, such as brochures, books, magazines, and web sites
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4

2.A.2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts

2.A.2.a. Use print features
2.A.2.a.7. Numbered steps
Logical Order
What are Three-Step Directions? Three-step directions are actions you take to do a job. You follow them in three steps to do the job well. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.b. Use graphic aids
2.A.2.b.3. Photographs
Drawing Conclusions
FreeAnswering questions to demonstrate comprehension by drawing conclusions. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Main Idea
What is a Main Idea in a Visual Message? Pictures and actions send messages without words. Here are some you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.b.6. Graphs
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Finding Information
How do Charts and Illustrations Help You? Charts and illustrations are special tools to help you find information easily. They are arranged in a way that puts all the information together so that it is clear and easy to read. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.b.7. Charts/tables
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Finding Information
How do Charts and Illustrations Help You? Charts and illustrations are special tools to help you find information easily. They are arranged in a way that puts all the information together so that it is clear and easy to read. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.b.8. Diagrams
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Finding Information
How do Charts and Illustrations Help You? Charts and illustrations are special tools to help you find information easily. They are arranged in a way that puts all the information together so that it is clear and easy to read. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.c. Use informational aids
2.A.2.c.3. Glossed words
Parts of a Book
Books have special parts to help you find information easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.c.5. Numbered steps
Logical Order
What are Three-Step Directions? Three-step directions are actions you take to do a job. You follow them in three steps to do the job well. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.d. Use organizational aids when reading
2.A.2.d.2. Table of contents
Parts of a Book
Books have special parts to help you find information easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.2.d.3. Numbered steps
Logical Order
What are Three-Step Directions? Three-step directions are actions you take to do a job. You follow them in three steps to do the job well. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

2.A.3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to understand what is read

2.A.3.a. Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction text
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4
2.A.3.f. Recognize main idea
Main Idea
A main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

2.A.4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts

2.A.4.b. Identify main ideas/messages
Main Idea
A main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.4.d. Retell important facts from a text
Story Retell
Retell means "tell it again." When you hear or read a story, you try to remember the important parts. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.4.e. Identify how someone might use the text
Main Idea
A main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.A.4.f. Identify prior knowledge that clarifies the main idea of the text
Main Idea
A main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MD.3.0. Comprehension of Literary Text

3.A.1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of self-selected and assigned literary texts

3.A.1.b. Listen to, read, and discuss a variety of different types of fictional literary texts, such as plays, poems, stories (folktales, fairy tales, fantasy, fables, realistic fiction, and historical fiction)
Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4

3.A.2. Use text features to facilitate understanding of literary texts

3.A.2.a. Identify and explain how the title contributes to meaning
Parts of a Book
Books have special parts to help you find information easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

3.A.3. Use elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding

3.A.3.b. Identify and explain character traits and actions
Story Elements
What are the Elements of a Story? Story elements are plot, setting, and characters. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
3.A.3.c. Sequence the important events
Beginning, Middle, and End
Why Do We Need to Learn about Beginning, Middle and End? When you read a good story, you enjoy it if it was written well. To write well, you should follow the rules of beginning, middle, and end to make it a good story. The writing process helps you have a good beginning, middle, and end. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

3.A.4. Use elements of poetry to facilitate understanding

3.A.4.a. Identify rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poems read to them
Rhyming Words
To rhyme, words must have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Rhyming Words
Rhyming words have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Examples: hat - bat - cat. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
3.A.4.b. Summarize the events or tell the meaning of the poem
Story Retell
Retell means "tell it again." When you hear or read a story, you try to remember the important parts. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Text Feature Meaning
Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Inferences
Inferring is the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow from that of the former. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Context Clues
What are Context Clues? When you are reading, you will come to words you do not know. You can learn the meaning of those words by looking for the clues in the sentence around that word. The clues will help you understand the meaning of the new word even if you cannot pronounce it. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

3.A.5. Use elements of drama to facilitate understanding

3.A.5.a. Identify the characters, dialogue, and scenery of a play read to them
Settings
What are Settings? Settings are places.
Schools, homes, a zoo, a street, a town or city are all settings.
Try this! Find a setting: a] girl b] horse c] house d] mouse Read more...
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Literary Genres
Literary genre is the grownup way of saying different kinds of writing. The word genre is pronounced zhan rah. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Literary Genres
A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets :4
Story Elements
What are the Elements of a Story? Story elements are plot, setting, and characters. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

3.A.6. Determine important ideas and messages in literary texts

3.A.6.a. Recognize the main idea
Main Idea
A main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
3.A.6.c. Summarize the text by stating the main idea and sequencing the important events
Main Idea
A main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Beginning, Middle, and End
Why Do We Need to Learn about Beginning, Middle and End? When you read a good story, you enjoy it if it was written well. To write well, you should follow the rules of beginning, middle, and end to make it a good story. The writing process helps you have a good beginning, middle, and end. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MD.4.0. Writing

4.A.6. Use information from various sources to accomplish a purpose

4.A.6.a. Identify sources of information on a topic, such as trade books, classroom dictionaries, glossaries, indexes, maps, news magazines, etc.
Parts of a Book
Books have special parts to help you find information easily. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MD.5.0. Controlling Language

5.A.1. Use grammar concepts and skills that strengthen oral and written language

5.A.1.a. Use various parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, and verbs
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Verbs
A verb is a word that shows action or state of being. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Pronouns
What is a Pronoun? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Nouns
What are Nouns? Nouns are words used to identify ideas, actions, qualities, persons, places, or things, or to name a particular one of these. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
5.A.1.b. Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences
Combining Sentences
Write correctly complete sentences of statement, command, question, or exclamation, with final punctuation. Declarative, Imperative and Exclamatory. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Complete Sentences
A complete sentence is a group of words in speaking order. The words tell a complete idea. They tell the whole idea. A complete sentence tells who or what the idea is about. It also tells what happens. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Complete & Incomplete Sentences
FreeA complete sentence begins with a capital, ends with punctuation, and makes sense. Any sentence that does not begin with a capital, end with correct punctuation, or make sense is incomplete. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

5.B.1. Recognize examples of conventional USAge in personal and academic reading

Grammar
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5.B.2. Comprehend and apply standard English in oral and written language

5.B.2.b. Recognize when personal nouns and pronouns agree
Grammar
Grammar is the subject which tells how to speak and write correctly. It is a set of rules that define the structure of a language. Here are some grammar rules you should know. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Pronouns
What is a Pronoun? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Nouns
What are Nouns? Nouns are words used to identify ideas, actions, qualities, persons, places, or things, or to name a particular one of these. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1

5.C.1. Explain the purpose of mechanics to make and clarify meaning

Pronouns
What is a Pronoun? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1

5.C.2. Comprehend and use basic punctuation and capitalization in written language

5.C.2.c. Use commas in dates and salutations and closings
Grammar
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5.C.2.d. Use capital letters to begin sentences and identify proper nouns, such as names
Proper Nouns
A proper noun is a special name for a particular person, place, or thing. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter. If there is more than one word for a particular person, place, or thing, then the first, last, and all important words are capitalized. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

5.D.1. Apply conventional spelling in written language

5.D.1.a. Correctly spell several non-phonetic high frequency words
Spelling
FreeSpelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
5.D.1.b. Spell phonetically regular high frequency words
Spelling
FreeSpelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
5.D.1.c. Correctly spell grade level appropriate pattern words
Spelling
FreeSpelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
5.D.1.d. Spell two syllable words that follow regular spelling patterns, including compound words
Grammar
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Spelling
FreeSpelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Compound Words
What are Compound Words? Any word made up of two small words is a compound word. Examples: foot + ball = football. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Compound Words
What is a Compound Word? A Compound Word is a word that is composed of two or more separate words. Examples: sea + shell = seashell, basket + ball = basketball. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
5.D.1.e. Encode words with simple blends
Spelling
FreeSpelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
5.D.1.f. Spell words with simple prefixes and inflectional endings
Spelling
FreeSpelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Continuous Action (-ing)
How do you add the ING suffix to verbs? We add -ing to many verbs. But to spell them correctly, you need to remember the rules. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
5.D.1.g. Use temporary spelling to attempt unknown words
Spelling
FreeSpelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

MD.6.0. Listening

6.A.2. Comprehend and analyze what is heard

6.A.2.b. Identify rhythms and patterns of language, including rhyme and repetition
Rhyming Words
To rhyme, words must have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Rhyming Words
Rhyming words have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Examples: hat - bat - cat. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
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