1st Grade ELA Learning Targets
English Lang Arts, 1
(Reading) ALT 1 - Literature-Prose and Poetry
Reading Literature: With prompting and support, I can actively engage in reading prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
AST 1.1 - (Key Ideas) - Questions about Key Detail : I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
AST 1.2 - (Key Ideas) - Retell Stories : I can retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
AST 1.3 - (Key Ideas) - Describe using Key Details : I can describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
AST 1.4 - (Craft-Struct) - Identify Words : I can identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
AST 1.5 - (Craft-Struct) - Differences of Books : I can explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
AST 1.6 - (Craft-Struct) - Identify Storyteller : I can identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
AST 1.7 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Use Illustrations : I can use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
AST 1.8 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Compare, Contrast : I can compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
(Reading) ALT 2 - Info Text
Reading Informational Text: I can, with prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
AST 2.1 - (Key Ideas) - Questions about Key Detail : I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
AST 2.2 - (Key Ideas) - Retell Details : I can identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
AST 2.3 - (Key Ideas) - Describe Connection : I can describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
AST 2.4 - (Craft-Struct) - Ask, Answer Questions : I can ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
AST 2.5 - (Craft-Struct) - Use Text Features : I know and can use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
AST 2.6 - (Craft-Struct) - Distinguish Information : I can distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
AST 2.7 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Describe Key Ideas : I can use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
AST 2.8 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Identify Reasons : I can identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
AST 2.9 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Identify Similaritie : I can identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
(Reading) ALT 3 - Grade Level
Reading Foundational Skills: I can read grade-level text with purpose, the appropriate rate, expression, and with sufficient accuracy to support comprehension.
AST 3.1 - (Print Concepts) - Dem. Understanding : I can demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
AST 3.2 - (Print Concepts) - Dem. Understanding : I can recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
AST 3.3 - (Phonics Awareness) - Distinguish. Vowel Sounds : I can distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words
AST 3.4 - (Phonics Awareness) - Orally Produce Phonemes : I can orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
AST 3.5 - (Phonics Awareness) - Pronounce Phonemes : I can isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
AST 3.6 - (Phonics Awareness) - Segment Phonemes : I can segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
AST 3.7 - Phonics Word Recognition) - Spelling-Sound : I can know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
AST 3.8 - (Phonics Word Recognition) - Decode : I can decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
AST 3.9 - (Phonics Word Recognition) - Know final --e : I can know final –e and common vowel team conventions for
AST 3.10 - (Phonics Word Recognition) - Know Syllable Vowel : I can use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
AST 3.11 - (Phonics Word Recognition) - Decode Two-Syllable : I can decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
AST 3.12 - (Phonics Word Recognition) - Inflectional Ending : I can read words with inflectional endings
AST 3.13 - (Phonics Word Recognition) - Irregularly Spelled : I can recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
(Writing) ALT 1 - Opinion
I can write opinion pieces on a topic or book, stating an opinion with a reason.
AST 1.1 - Focus and Organizational Structure : Focus and Organizational Structure: I can give a topic or name of a book I am writing about and state an opinion.
AST 1.2 - Elaboration : Elaboration: I can give a reason for my opinion.
AST 1.3 - Conclusion : Conclusion: I can provide some sense of closure.
(Writing) ALT 2 - Info-Explanatory
I can write informative/explanatory texts to name a topic and supply some facts.
AST 2.1 - Focus and Organizational Structure : Focus and Organizational Structure: I can name a topic.
AST 2.2 - Elaboration : Elaboration: I can give some facts about the topic.
AST 2.3 - Conclusion : Conclusion: I can provide some sense of closure.
(Writing) ALT 3 - Narrative
I can write narratives to recount two or more sequenced events, including some details about what happened.
AST 3.1 - Focus and Organizational Structure : Focus and Organizational Structure: I can recount two or more sequenced events.
AST 3.2 - Elaboration : Elaboration: I can include some details regarding what happened.
AST 3.3 - Transition : Transition: I can use temporal words to signal order.
AST 3.4 - Conclusion : Conclusion: I can provide some sense of closure.
(Language) ALT 1 - Grammar
I can demonstrate command of standard English grammar when writing or speaking.
AST 1.1 - Proper, Possessive Nouns : Use common, proper, possessive nouns
AST 1.2 - Plural Nouns : Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences
AST 1.3 - Pronouns : Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns
AST 1.4 - Verbs : Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future
AST 1.5 - Adjectives : Use frequently occurring adjectives
AST 1.6 - Conjunctions : Use frequently occurring conjunctions
AST 1.7 - Determiners : Use determiners
AST 1.8 - Prepositions : Use frequently occurring prepositions
AST 1.9 - Complete Sentences : Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
(Language) ALT 2 - Conventions
I can demonstrate command of the conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
AST 2.1 - Capitalization : Capitalize dates and names of people.
AST 2.2 - Punctuation : Use end punctuation for sentences.
AST 2.3 - Commas : Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
AST 2.4 - Conventional Spelling : Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns, and for frequently occurring irregular words.
AST 2.5 - Spell Untaught Words : Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
(Language) ALT 4 - Unknown -Multiple Meaning Words
I can determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
AST 4.1 - Meanings : I can Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
AST 4.2 - Affixes : I can use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
AST 4.3 - Root Words : I can identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking).
(Language) ALT 5 - Word Relationships
I can (with guidance and support from adults) demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
AST 5.1 - Sort : I can sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
AST 5.2 - Key Attributes : I can define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
AST 5.3 - Real Life Connections : I can identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
AST 5.4 - Meaning of Verbs : I can distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
(Language) ALT 6 - Using Words and Phrases
I can use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
(Speaking-Listening) ALT 1 - Conversation.-Collaboration
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
(Speaking-Listening) ALT 2 - Integrate-Evauate
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
(Speaking-Listening) ALT 3 - Evaluate. Speaking. Point of View
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
(Speaking-Listening) ALT 4 - Line of Reason
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
(Speaking-Listening) ALT 6 - Adapt Speech
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.