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Maryland Standards for First Grade English Language Arts

AlphabetizingWorksheets: 29Study Guides: 1Beginning SoundsFreeWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Capitalizing IWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Ending SoundsWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Long Vowel - Silent eWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Periods and Question MarksWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Real or FantasyWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Three Step DirectionsWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Words with -ce and -seWorksheets: 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
1.A.4. Segment and manipulate sounds in spoken words
1.A.4.a. Segment words into syllables

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
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
1.B.2.b. Decode words with letter combinations, such as consonant digraphs, blends, and special vowel patterns
1.B.2.c. Read one-syllable words fluently (CVC, CVCE)

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
1.C.2.c. Read sight words automatically, such as have, said, where, two

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
1.D.2. Develop a conceptual understanding of new words
1.D.2.a. Sort grade-appropriate words with or without pictures into categories
1.D.2.b. Identify antonyms and synonyms
1.D.2.c. Identify and use correctly new words acquired through study of their relationship to other words
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
1.D.3.c. Use word structure to determine meaning of words
1.D.3.c.1. Contractions1.D.3.c.2. Inflectional endings1.D.3.c.3. Compound words1.D.3.c.4. Root/base words
1.D.3.d. Use resources to determine meaning of unknown words
1.D.3.d.2. Charts1.D.3.d.3. Diagrams1.D.3.d.5. Content texts

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
1.E.2.c. Set a purpose for reading and identify type of text (fiction or nonfiction)
1.E.3. Use strategies to make meaning from text (during reading)
1.E.3.a. Recall and discuss what they understand
1.E.3.d. Make, confirm, or adjust predictions
1.E.4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)
1.E.4.f. Retell the main idea of texts

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
2.A.1.b. Read and recognize functional documents
2.A.1.b.1. Sets of directions
2.A.1.b.2. Science investigations
2.A.1.b.6. Invitations
2.A.1.b.7. Menus
2.A.1.b.9. Recipes
2.A.1.c. Select and read personal interest materials, such as brochures, books, magazines, and web sites

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
2.A.2.b. Use graphic aids
2.A.2.b.3. Photographs
2.A.2.b.6. Graphs
2.A.2.b.7. Charts/tables
2.A.2.b.8. Diagrams
2.A.2.c. Use informational aids
2.A.2.c.3. Glossed words
2.A.2.c.5. Numbered steps
2.A.2.d. Use organizational aids when reading
2.A.2.d.2. Table of contents
2.A.2.d.3. Numbered steps

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
2.A.3.f. Recognize main idea

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

2.A.4.b. Identify main ideas/messages
2.A.4.d. Retell important facts from a text
2.A.4.e. Identify how someone might use the text
2.A.4.f. Identify prior knowledge that clarifies the main idea of the text

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)

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

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

3.A.3.b. Identify and explain character traits and actions
3.A.3.c. Sequence the important events

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

3.A.4.a. Identify rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poems read to them
3.A.4.b. Summarize the events or tell the meaning of the poem

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

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

3.A.6.a. Recognize the main idea
3.A.6.c. Summarize the text by stating the main idea and sequencing the important events

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.

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
5.A.1.b. Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences

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

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

5.B.2.b. Recognize when personal nouns and pronouns agree

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

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
5.C.2.d. Use capital letters to begin sentences and identify proper nouns, such as names

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

5.D.1.a. Correctly spell several non-phonetic high frequency words
5.D.1.b. Spell phonetically regular high frequency words
5.D.1.c. Correctly spell grade level appropriate pattern words
5.D.1.d. Spell two syllable words that follow regular spelling patterns, including compound words
5.D.1.e. Encode words with simple blends
5.D.1.f. Spell words with simple prefixes and inflectional endings
5.D.1.g. Use temporary spelling to attempt unknown words

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

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