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Big Ideas: Language

Language Expectations for Grade 1:


READING


• Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning

• Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning

• Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently

• Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading

 

WRITING


• Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience

• Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience

• Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively

• Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process

 

ORAL COMMUNICATION


• Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes

• Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes

• Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations

 

MEDIA LITERACY


• Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts

• Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning

• Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

• Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts

 

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