• In First Grade ASI we are working on:

    Letters and Sounds

    • solidifying letter/sound associations
    • short and long vowels
    • letter formation/handwriting

    Words and Sentences

    • Red Words:  Words that cannot be "sounded out" (most of the time)
    • Green Words:  Words that can be tapped and written
    • Spelling patterns
    • What makes a sentence?  Begins with a capital letter, spaces between words, good spelling and punctuation.

    Reading - We read at least 3 books a week. 

    • Putting all of the above skills together to read a book
    • Learning to match voice to text
    • Learning strategies to help with new or tricky words
    • Learning that pictures help to understand what the story is about
    • Learning to read fluently and with expression
    • Learning to comprehend a text and discuss it's different aspects