Vermont 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: 29Study 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
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
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
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: 4Study Guides: 1
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
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: 4Study 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: 4Study 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: 4Study Guides: 1
Pronouns
What is a Pronoun? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study 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
Rhyming Words
Rhyming words have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Examples: hat - bat - cat. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
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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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
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VT.1.1. Reading: Reading Strategies: Students use a variety of strategies to help them read.

R1.1. Grade Level Expectation: Early Reading Skills and Strategies: Phonological Awareness: Applies phonological knowledge and skills by:

R1.1.1. Counting syllables in one- to four-syllable words.
Syllables
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R1.2. Grade Level Expectation: Early Reading Skills and Strategies: Concepts of Print: Demonstrates understanding of concepts of print during shared or individual reading by:

R1.2.1. Identifying basic punctuation marks and their usage (e.g., question marks, periods, quotation marks).
Grammar
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R1.2.2. Identifying key parts of a book: title, author.
Parts of a Book
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R1.3. Grade Level Expectation: Word Identification Skills and Strategies: Applies word identification/decoding skills and strategies (leading to automaticity) by:

R1.3.1. Reading grade-appropriate, high-frequency words (including irregularly spelled words, contractions, etc.).
High Frequency Words II
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Sight Words II
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High Frequency Words I
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High Frequency Words II
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High Frequency Words I
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Sight Words IV
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Sight Words III
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Mathematics Vocabulary
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Contractions
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Sight Words I
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Frequently Misspelled Words
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R1.3.2. Identifying sound-symbol correspondences: consonants, two-letter blends (e.g., bl, gr), basic consonant and vowel digraphs (e.g., th, ee, ay), short vowels and long vowels affected by silent e).
Long/Short Vowels
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Beginning Digraphs
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Long and Short Vowel Discrimination
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Vowel Digraphs
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Consonant Blends and Digraphs
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Short Vowel Discrimination
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Words with Initial Blends
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Words with /k/
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Ending Digraphs
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Short Vowel Sound
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oo Vowel Sound
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R1.3.3. Reading regularly spelled one- and two-syllable words (e.g., 'lot,' 'kitten,' 'doghouse') by using knowledge of sounds and letter patterns (including common endings -s, -ed, -ly, -ing).
Prefixes
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Vowel Digraphs
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oo Vowel Sound
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R1.4. Grade Level Expectation: Context and Self-Correction Strategies: Applies context and self-correction strategies by:

R1.4.1. Monitoring own reading and self-correcting when incorrectly identified or predicted words do not fit with cues provided by the print or the context (e.g., syntax/language structure, semantics/meaning, picture).
Text Feature Meaning
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Inferences
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Context Clues
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R1.5. Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary Strategies and Breadth of Vocabulary: Identifies the meaning of unfamiliar words by:

R1.5.1. Using strategies to unlock meaning (e.g., activating prior knowledge, using context clues, or asking questions during read-alouds or text reading).
Text Feature Meaning
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Inferences
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Context Clues
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R1.6. Grade Level Expectation: Vocabulary Strategies and Breadth of Vocabulary: Shows breadth of vocabulary knowledge, demonstrating understanding of word meanings or relationships by:

R1.6.1. Identifying synonyms and antonyms to connect new words to known words.
Grammar
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R1.6.2. Describing words in terms of categories (e.g., 'A mallard is a kind of duck'), functions (e.g., 'Scissors are used for cutting'), or features (e.g., 'A rectangle has four sides').
Categorizing Words
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Challenge Words
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R1.7. Grade Level Expectation: Comprehension Strategies: Uses comprehension strategies (flexibly and as needed) while reading or listening to literary and informational text.

R1.7.1. Examples of reading-comprehension strategies might include: using prior knowledge; predicting and making simple text-based inferences; generating clarifying questions; constructing sensory images (e.g., making pictures in one's mind); or making connections (text to self, text to text, and text to world).
Drawing Conclusions
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Predictions
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Predicting Endings
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VT.1.3. Reading: Reading Comprehension: Students read for meaning, demonstrating both initial understanding and personal response to what is read.

R1.10. Grade Level Expectation: Initial Understanding of Literary Text: Demonstrate initial understanding of elements of literary texts (including text read aloud, reading independently or in a guided manner) by:

R1.10.1. Identifying characters in a story.
Story Elements
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R1.10.2. Retelling the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
Story Retell
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Beginning, Middle, and End
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R1.12. Grade Level Expectation: Initial Understanding of Informational Text: Demonstrate initial understanding of informational texts (expository and practical texts) by:

R1.12.3. Distinguishing among a variety of types of text (e.g., informational texts: children's magazines, children's newspapers, lists, simple directions).
Literary Genres
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Literary Genres
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R1.13. Grade Level Expectation: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text/Citing Evidence: Analyze and interpret elements of literary texts read aloud or read independently, citing evidence where appropriate by:

R1.13.1. Making predictions about what might happen next, and telling why the prediction was made.
Drawing Conclusions
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Predictions
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Predicting Endings
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R1.13.2. Identifying possible motives of characters.
Story Elements
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R1.13.3. Identifying relevant physical characteristics or personality traits of main characters.
Story Elements
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R1.16. Grade Level Expectation: Analysis and Interpretation of Informational Text/Citing Evidence: Analyze and interpret informational text read aloud or independently, citing evidence as appropriate by:

R1.16.1. Identifying the topic.
Main Idea
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VT.1.4. Reading: Reading Range of Text: Students comprehend and respond to a range of media, images, and text (e.g., poetry, narrative, information, technical) for a variety of purposes (e.g., reading for pleasure as well as reading to develop understanding and expertise).

R1.18. Grade Level Expectation: Reading Extensively: Demonstrates the habit of reading widely and in depth by:

R1.18.1. Reading from or listening to at least three different genres/kinds of text and a variety of authors (e.g., literary texts: poetry, plays, fairy tales, fantasy, realistic fiction; informational: content trade books, children's magazines; and practical/functional texts: classroom schedules, simple directions, lists, labels, invitations).
Literary Genres
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Literary Genres
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VT.1.6. Writing: Writing Conventions: Students' independent writing demonstrates command of appropriate English conventions, including grammar, usage, and mechanics.

W1.3. Grade Level Expectation: Writing Conventions: In independent writing, students demonstrate command of conventional English spelling by:

W1.3.1. Correctly spelling own first name.
Spelling
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W1.3.2. Correctly spelling grade-appropriate, high-frequency words that include phonetically regular words (e.g., 'had,' 'can').
Spelling
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W1.3.3. Using phonemic awareness and letter knowledge to spell independently (using phonetic or temporary spelling when needed).
Spelling
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VT.5.11. Literature and Media: Literary Elements and Devices: Students use literary elements and devices including theme, plot, style, imagery, and metaphor to analyze, compare, interpret, and create literature.

R1.13. Grade Level Expectation: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text/Citing Evidence: Analyze and interpret elements of literary texts read aloud or read independently, citing evidence where appropriate by:

R1.13.1. Making predictions about what might happen next, and telling why the prediction was made.
Drawing Conclusions
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Predictions
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Predicting Endings
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R1.13.2. Identifying possible motives of characters.
Story Elements
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R1.13.3. Identifying relevant physical characteristics or personality traits of main characters.
Story Elements
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VT.5.13. Literature and Media: Responding to Text: Students respond to literary texts and public documents using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes.

R1.10. Grade Level Expectation: Initial Understanding of Literary Text: Demonstrate initial understanding of elements of literary texts (including text read aloud, reading independently or in a guided manner) by:

R1.10.1. Identifying characters in a story.
Story Elements
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R1.10.2. Retelling the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
Story Retell
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Beginning, Middle, and End
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R1.12. Grade Level Expectation: Initial Understanding of Informational Text: Demonstrate initial understanding of informational texts (expository and practical texts) by:

R1.12.3. Distinguishing among a variety of types of text (e.g., informational texts: children's magazines, children's newspapers, lists, simple directions).
Literary Genres
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Literary Genres
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R1.13. Grade Level Expectation: Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text/Citing Evidence: Analyze and interpret elements of literary texts read aloud or read independently, citing evidence where appropriate by:

R1.13.1. Making predictions about what might happen next, and telling why the prediction was made.
Drawing Conclusions
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Predictions
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Predicting Endings
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R1.13.2. Identifying possible motives of characters.
Story Elements
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R1.13.3. Identifying relevant physical characteristics or personality traits of main characters.
Story Elements
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R1.16. Grade Level Expectation: Analysis and Interpretation of Informational Text/Citing Evidence: Analyze and interpret informational text read aloud or independently, citing evidence as appropriate by:

R1.16.1. Identifying the topic.
Main Idea
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