• ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

    PA Common Core Standards 

    READING

    1.1 Foundation Skills 

    ·       Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

    ·       Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

    ·       Know and apply grade‐level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    ·       Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

     

    1.2 Reading Informational Text

    ·      Identify the main idea and retell key details of text.

    ·      Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    ·      Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

    ·      Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text.

    ·      Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

    ·      Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

    ·      Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

    ·      Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.

    ·      Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    ·      Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on gradelevel reading and content.

    ·      Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

         

    1.3 Reading Literature

    ·      Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

    ·      Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    ·      Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    ·      Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

    ·      Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading or range of text types.

    ·      Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

    ·      Use illustrations and details in a story to describe characters, setting, or events.

    ·      Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

    ·      Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on gradelevel reading and content.

    ·      Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

    ·      Read and comprehend literature on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.


    LANGUAGE ARTS

     

    1.4 Writing

    ·      Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.

    ·      Identify and write about one specific topic.

    ·      Develop the topic with two or more facts.

    ·      Group information and provide some sense of closure.

    ·      Choose words and phrases for effect.

    ·      Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

    ·      Write opinion pieces on familiar topics.

    ·      Form an opinion by choosing among given topics.

    ·      Support the opinion with reasons related to the opinion.

    ·      Create an organizational structure that includes reasons and provides some sense of closure.

    ·      Use a variety of words and phrases.

    ·      Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

    ·      Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

    ·      Establish who and what the narrative will be about.

    ·      Include thoughts and feelings to describe experiences and events.

    ·      Recount two or more appropriately sequenced events using temporal words to signal event order and provide some sense of closure.

    ·      Use a variety of words and phrases.

    ·      Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

    ·      With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

    ·      With guidance and support, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing including in collaboration with peers.

    ·      Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects.

    ·      With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

    ·      Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of disciplinespecific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

         

    1.5 Speaking and Listening

    ·      Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

    ·      Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

    ·      Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

    ·      Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

    ·      Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.          

    ·      Add drawings or other visual displays when sharing aloud to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

    ·      Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking, based on Grade 1 level and content.

               

     

    MATH

    PA Common Core Standards

    2.1 Numbers and Operations

    ·       Extend the counting sequence to read and write numerals to represent objects.

    ·       Use placevalue concepts to represent amounts of tens and ones and to compare two digit numbers.

    ·       Use placevalue concepts and properties of operations to add and subtract within 100.

                     

    2.2 Algebraic Concepts

    ·       Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction within 20.

    ·       Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

         

    2.3 Geometry

    ·      Compose and distinguish between two and three-dimensional shapes based on their attributes.

    ·      Use the understanding of fractions to partition shapes into halves and quarters.

               

    2.4 Measurement, Data, and Probability

    ·      Order lengths and measure them both indirectly and by repeating length units.

    ·      Tell and write time to the nearest half hour using both analog and digital clocks.

    ·      Represent and interpret data using tables/charts.

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES 

    PA Academic Standards

    5.0 Civics and Government

    ·       Explain the purposes of rules in the classroom and school community.

    ·       Explain the importance of rules in the classroom.

    ·       Define equality and the need to treat everyone equally.

    ·       Explain the importance of written rules and laws.

    ·       Describe students’ responsibilities in the school and community.

    ·       Identify national symbols.

    ·       Identify and explain the importance of responsibilities at school and at home.

    ·       Identify a problem and attempt to solve with adult or peer assistance.

    ·       Identify school projects / activities that support leadership and public service.

    ·       Explain responsible school behavior.

    ·       Identify the roles of local government (fire, police, etc.).

    ·       Identify the services of local government.

    ·       Identify the value of fire fighters, police officers and emergency workers in the community.

    ·       Identify positions of authority in the classroom community.

    ·       Identify situations in the school or community when it is beneficial to have an elected official represent the people.

    ·       Identify and explain behaviors for responsible classroom citizens and possible consequences for inappropriate action.

    ·       Explain how information/news is conveyed to the public.

    ·       Provide examples of taxation.

    ·       Describe situations where voting eases conflict.

    ·       Identify ways to avoid conflict.

    ·       Describe how classrooms can work together.

    ·       Identify different means of receiving information/news.

    ·       Explain how a classroom community reaches compromise

     

    6.0 Economics

    ·      Identify scarcity of resources within the family.

    ·      Identify classroom wants and needs.

    ·      Identify choice based on needs versus wants.

    ·      Identify a choice based on classroom interest.

    ·      Identify goods, consumers, and producers.

    ·      Identify advertisements that encourage us to buy things based on want rather than need.

    ·      Explain the role of money in determining price.

    ·      Identify the impact on a community when a business opens.

    ·      Define an economic system at the individual level.

    ·      Identify examples of goods and services.

    ·      Identify products produced in the United States.

    ·      Identify specialization of work in the community.

    ·      Describe how individuals differ in their wants and needs and why people buy and sell things.

    ·      Identify individuals who work for wages in the community.

    ·      Identify different jobs and the purpose of each.

    ·      Identify businesses and their corresponding goods and service.

    ·      Identify ways to earn money.

    ·      Describe what tools (tangible assets) are necessary to complete a task.

    ·      Identify buyers and sellers (people) buy and sell things.

    ·      Explain the need to save money.

     

    7.0 Geography

    ·      Identify geographic tools.

    ·      Describe places in geographic reference in physical features

    ·      Identify physical characteristics in the community and region.

    ·      Identify the basic physical processes that affect the physical characteristics of places.

    ·      Identify the local climate and how it determines the way people live.

    ·      Describe how lakes, rivers, and streams impact people.

     

    8.0 History

    ·      Demonstrate an understanding of chronology.

    ·      Identify a problem or dilemma surrounding an event.

    ·      Identify sources of historical information.

    ·      Identify groups of people who contribute to a community.

    ·      Identify symbols, slogans, or mottos that are representative of the state.

    ·      Identify holiday and cultural celebrations in a community and why they are celebrated.

    ·      Identify historical conflict in the community.

    ·      Identify Americans who played a significant role in American history.

    ·      Identify American landmarks and their significance.

    ·      Identify examples of change.

    ·      Identify conflict and describe ways to cooperate with others by making smart choices.

    ·      Explain why cultures celebrate.

    ·      Explain the importance of world landmarks.

    ·      Identify holidays and ceremonies of selected world cultures.

    ·      Describe examples of conflict and cooperation in the classroom community.