First Grade Reading/Language Arts/Writing
The Reading Wonders Program is used in First grade. It is a web-based/ online and iPad connected curriculum, that is aligned to Reading, Language Arts, and writing skill development; specifically addressing Common Core Standards. By the end of year, first graders will be able to decode using letter blends, short and long vowel sounds and r-controlled vowel teams. Use reading comprehension strategies of determining cause and effect, problem and solution, character’s point of view, and sequence of events to build text understanding. First graders will identify high frequency words and unit vocabulary. The program provides support for building a strong reading foundation; accessing complex text; finding and utilizing text evidence; engaging students in collaborative conversations; and writing to sources, coupled with rigor from CCS. Students will use iPads daily to access and practice core concepts.