1st Grade English

Initiate the love of learning. A Grade Ahead’s 1st grade English program prepares students to begin tackling reading and writing with ease. Students become familiar in identifying and applying proper grammar and sentence structure. Reading passages that are aligned with a vocabulary list provide students with practice in comprehension and writing exercises. Students will enhance:

  • Skills for standardized testing
  • Parts of speech
  • Proper sentence structure
  • Transforming thoughts into writing
  • Reading and comprehension

1st grade English materials include exercises focusing on vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension.

Curriculum & Samples: 1st Grade English
# Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
1 June Short Vowels Long Vowels with Silent-E Long Vowel Pairs Review
2 July Consonant Blends Diagraphs;
Comprehension: Key Details
Comprehension: Characters, Narrator;
More Vowel Pairs
Comprehension: Dialogue;
3 August
Test #1
Capitalization End Punctuation: Types of Sentences (Statements, questions and exclamations) Comprehension: Setting Review
4 September Nouns;
Common/Proper Nouns Complete and Incomplete Sentence Review;
Details in Sentences
5 October Retelling a Story;
Common/Proper Nouns
Singular/Plural Nouns Writing to Tell a Story Review;
Writing to Tell a Story
6 November Verbs Subject and Matching Verb Verb Tenses Review
7 December
Test #2
Commas Apostrophes (Contractions) Apostrophes
(Possessive Nouns)
8 January Adjectives Main Idea Sequencing Review
Grade Readiness February
(ALWAYS sent in the month of Feb unless requested otherwise)
(1) Comprehension and fluency skills
(2) Introduction to writing
March Prefixes Suffixes Reading Fluency Review
10 April Synonyms Antonyms Related Sentences Review
(Final Testing)
May Review of Months 8-10 and Testing

Grade appropriate comprehension and vocabulary word lists are included in each week's packet.

Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2

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