Virginia State Standards for Language Arts: Grade 1
1.1. The student will continue to demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.
1.1.a) Listen and respond to a variety of media, including books, audiotapes, videos, and other age-appropriate materials.
1.1.b) Tell and retell stories and events in logical order.
1.1.c) Participate in a variety of oral language activities, including choral speaking and reciting short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns.
1.1.d) Express ideas orally in complete sentences.
1.2. The student will continue to expand and use listening and speaking vocabularies.
1.2.a) Increase oral descriptive vocabulary.
1.2.b) Begin to ask for clarification and explanation of words and ideas.
1.2.c) Follow simple two-step oral directions.
1.2.d) Give simple two-step oral directions.
1.2.e) Use singular and plural nouns.
1.3. The student will adapt or change oral language to fit the situation.
1.3.a) Initiate conversation with peers and adults.
1.3.b) Follow rules for conversation.
1.3.c) Use appropriate voice level in small-group settings.
1.3.d) Ask and respond to questions in small-group settings.
1.4. The student will orally identify and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) in syllables and multisyllabic words.
1.4.a) Count phonemes (sounds) in syllables or words with a maximum of three syllables.
1.4.b) Add or delete phonemes (sounds) orally to change syllables or words.
1.4.c) Create rhyming words orally.
1.4.d) Blend sounds to make word parts and words with one to three syllables.
1.5. The student will apply knowledge of how print is organized and read.
1.5.a) Read from left to right and from top to bottom.
1.5.b) Match spoken words with print.
1.5.c) Identify letters, words, and sentences.
1.6. The student will apply phonetic principles to read and spell.
1.6.a) Use beginning and ending consonants to decode and spell single-syllable words.
1.6.b) Use two-letter consonant blends to decode and spell single-syllable words.
1.6.c) Use beginning consonant digraphs to decode and spell single-syllable words.
1.6.d) Use short vowel sounds to decode and spell single-syllable words.
1.6.e) Blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words.
1.6.f) Use word patterns to decode unfamiliar words.
1.6.g) Use compound words.
1.6.h) Read and spell common, high-frequency sight words, including the, said, and come.
1.7. The student will use meaning clues and language structure to expand vocabulary when reading.
1.7.a) Use titles and pictures.
1.7.b) Use knowledge of the story and topic to read words.
1.7.c) Use knowledge of sentence structure.
1.7.d) Reread and self-correct.
1.8. The student will read familiar stories, poems, and passages with fluency and expression.
1.9. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction and nonfiction.
1.9.a) Preview the selection.
1.9.b) Set a purpose for reading.
1.9.c) Relate previous experiences to what is read.
1.9.d) Make predictions about content.
1.9.e) Ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about what is read.
1.9.f) Identify characters, setting, and important events.
1.9.g) Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.
1.9.h) Identify the topic or main idea.
1.10. The student will use simple reference materials.
1.10.a) Use knowledge of alphabetical order by first letter.
1.10.b) Use a picture dictionary to find meanings of unfamiliar words.
1.11. The student will print legibly.
1.11.a) Form letters.
1.11.b) Space words and sentences.
1.12. The student will write to communicate ideas.
1.12.a) Generate ideas.
1.12.b) Focus on one topic.
1.12.c) Use descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, and events.
1.12.d) Use complete sentences in final copies.
1.12.e) Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation in final copies.
1.12.f) Use correct spelling for high-frequency sight words and phonetically regular words in final copies.
1.12.g) Share writing with others.
1.12.h) Use available technology.