Instructional Guides: ELA: Grade 1
First Grade Focus Areas:
- Asking and answering questions about a story (either read independently or read aloud by the teacher), including characters, settings, and major events and comparing and contrasting the experiences of different characters.
- Identifying the reasons an author gives to support a point.
- Participating in class discussions by listening, responding to what others are saying, and asking questions.
- Working with others to gather facts and information on a topic then using that information to write to describe an event, provide information on a topic, or share on opinion about a topic.