About 1st Grade Literacy

In first grade, your child will participate in Reading Workshop. With this approach, every student will receive differentiated instruction focused on his or her reading level and skills.  The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmarking System will be administered throughout the year to accurately assess each child’s progress in reading.  Additionally, students will participate in a variety of literacy centers each week to strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and working with words.  

We will be using a program called 'Fundations' to strengthen their skills in phonics and spelling.

Students will also continue working with Writer's Workshop, focusing on the process of writing and strategies that good writers use.  Students will then practice and apply these strategies in their personal writing, emulating and expanding on ways that other author's have written. Throughout the year, students will be encouraged to utilize our changing Word Walls, which will promote spelling skills, increase sight words, and introduce new vocabulary.